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The Office of the Inspector General has announced that the United States Postal Service will end its same-day delivery pilot program, Metro Post, throughout the San Francisco area due to insufficient participation.
The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.
Ecommerce retailer Pearson Enterprise LLC today announced the opening of its new online store at www.WeightFitnessPro.com.
While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.
The company reported net sales of $731.2 million for the four-week period ended Feb. 1, 2014 compared to sales of $986.4 million for the five-week period ended Feb. 2, 2013.
SLI Systems today announced that it is renewing its special terms offer for its learning-based site search solution for retail and eommerce sites currently using Google Commerce Search, which is set to expire in the next few months.
Acme Tools today unveiled its new ecommerce website at AcmeTools.com. The redesigned digital platform, was built on IBM WebSphere Commerce and deployed by IBM business partner BlueSky Technology Partners.
Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.
One Kings Lane announced it hired ecommerce veteran Arun Rajan as the new Chief Technology Officer. Rajan comes to One Kings Lane from Zappos, where he spent more than four years as chief technology officer.
Amazon announced late last week during its fourth quarter conference call to investors that it was planning on raising its Amazon Prime annual subscription of $79 to potentially $99 or even $119. Even though the increase may seem steep, many experts are saying the move will not hurt business.