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Amazon, Google, and eBay are striving towards national same-day delivery fulfillment, but the shipping option might not be the perfect decision for every retailer, according to Shop.org. In the “Same-day Delivery – Should It Be a Priority for Your Business” whitepaper, Shop.org states that before jumping the gun and diving into making same-day delivery happen, […]
Google announced last week same-day delivery known as Google Shopping Express in the San Francisco area, according to an article on Mashable.com.
Ebay’s CEO John Donahoe said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he believes the ecommerce company can provide same-day delivery at scale. Donahoe said it can be done in a similar to the way the on-demand private driver company Uber conducts its business where private driving companies attempt to outbid each other for fares.
While various shipping options such as same-day delivery and in-store pickup are becoming common place for many retailers, the concepts are beginning to change the way consumers shop. Here are a few tips from Shop.org on how to master your fulfillment options to best meet your customers needs.
Although the U.S. Postal Service incurred its worst net loss ever — nearly $16 billion for fiscal year 2012 — there was at least one shining light: its shipping and package business. Find out how the USPS has grown this segment.
The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t want to be left out in the cold when it comes to same-day delivery. The USPS plans to test the waters of same-day delivery service when it launches a one-year market test next month in San Francisco.
Walmart is getting into the same-day delivery service. Walmart, the nation
As we reported last month, same-day delivery appears to be the next step for ecommerce giant Amazon.com. According to published reports, Amazon is now offering a same-day delivery service, as is ecommerce rival eBay.
Mom and pop retailers can take some lessons from their ecommerce counterparts about how to compete against Amazon.com. From our perspective at Multichannel Merchant, retailers can compete with Amazon if they take the following 10 steps.