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Bizrate Insights Finds Late Deliveries Could Cost Amazon Prime Almost 10% of Members  Feb 11, 2015 9:56 AM By Mike O'Brien

Nearly 10% of Amazon Prime members are considering non-renewal because of late deliveries, Bizrate Insights found in a new survey.

LightInTheBox Opens First North American Fulfillment Center  Feb 10, 2015 8:06 PM By MCM Staff

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd., announced it has opened its first self-operating North American fulfillment Center in Reno, NV on Jan 28. See what LightInTheBox has planned.

USPS 1Q Shipping and Package Volume Increased 12.8%  Feb 10, 2015 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

Total volume for the USPS was 42.6 billion pieces compared to 42 billion pieces in the same quarter the previous year. Shipping and package volume increased 12.8%. However, liquidity remains a concern.

Will 2015 Be the Year of Retail Chapter 11s?  Feb 08, 2015 6:23 PM By Tim Parry

It was as inevitable as the sun rising, but RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5. It’s the fifth retailer to file for Chapter 11 since the traditional kickoff of the 2014 holiday season. Here’s a look at which retailers are restructuring, and which one is riding off into the sunset.

Possible Shutdown Looms Over West Coast Ports as Two Sides Engage in Brinksmanship  Feb 05, 2015 5:51 PM By Mike O'Brien

Barring a major breakthrough, a crippling West Coast port shutdown could happen in 5-10 days, costing the economy $2 billion per day, according to the NRF.

Returns Processing is a Vital Part of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy  Feb 05, 2015 3:06 PM By Murtaza “Zeke” Hamdani

Returns processing is an extremely important part of the customer experience and the overall omnichannel shopping journey, yet it is often glossed over.

Multiple DCs May Be Best Bet to Reduce Shipping Costs and Time to Customer  Feb 05, 2015 2:11 PM By Curt Barry

Having multiple distribution centers may be your best bet to reduce shipping costs and shorten your time to customer.

UPS To Add Peak Season Surcharges, Seeking to Offset Operating Costs  Feb 03, 2015 1:04 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS CEO David Abney said the company will add peak season surcharges on residential deliveries to recoup network investments and improve operating results.

Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General  Feb 03, 2015 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Megan J. Brennan officially becomes the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe.

UPS, FedEx Increase Fuel Surcharge Rates  Feb 02, 2015 4:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Effective Feb. 2, UPS raised its fuel surcharge rates for ground and air services, as did rival FedEx.






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