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SmartHub Report Finds Delivery Times Nearly Doubled over Cyber Monday  Mar 17, 2014 11:54 AM By MCM Staff

So how did over 230 of the leading merchants fare during the 2013 Cyber Monday? This report analyzed retailers response to shipping and delivery timing, free shipping, promotions, returns and customer service.

Who is Winning the Shipping War? It All Depends on What You Need.  Mar 12, 2014 3:22 PM By Erin Lynch

Who reigns supreme in reliability, delivery times, and cost in the world of American shipping? Well, according to a recent report, it all depends on your exact shipping needs.

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy  Mar 11, 2014 12:52 PM By Amine Khechfe

Sometimes an item doesn’t fit, it doesn’t match and sometimes customers simply just change their minds. Whatever the reason, returns are business critical and can affect the customer experience. Here are a few tips to help you “up” your returns game.

FedEx Plans Massive Distribution Center in Palm Springs  Mar 11, 2014 11:05 AM By Erin Lynch

FedEx is in the midst of planning a “massive distribution center” located in Palm Springs, CA which would sort thousands of packages a day and employ approximately 300 workers. The facility would function as a regional distribution center serving the Coachella Valley.

Same-Day Delivery: The Antidote to Amazon  Mar 05, 2014 10:10 AM By Rob Howard

When Amazon Prime was introduced in 2005, analysts and consumers alike thought it was a risky, expensive venture, however, Amazon Prime members now comprise nearly 10% of Amazon’s purchases, and spend twice as much as non-Prime members. While Amazon has certainly been giving retailers a lot of heartburn recently, there is a way to fight back and all comes down to same-day delivery.

A Fantastic Customer Experience Doesn’t End With the Sale  Mar 03, 2014 3:53 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Failing to fulfill customers’ orders in a timely fashion can spell disaster for retailers of any size. Delivering products late can kill sales, batter your reputation and destroy customer loyalty. It can also squander all of the time, money and resources you spent acquiring new customers. Which is exactly why merchants need to remember that the customer experience journey doesn’t end with a sale.

Netflix Spoofs Amazon Drones  Feb 26, 2014 11:52 AM By Erin Lynch

It turns out Amazon is not the only online merchant looking to get into drone fulfillment capabilities. Netflix, taking jabs at its streaming video competitor, has announced its own delivery service, “Drone 2 Home,” in a recent video mocking the futuristic service.

The Home Depot Opens Same-day Shipping Fulfillment Center  Feb 11, 2014 2:08 PM By Erin Lynch

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.

Shipping in 2014: The Year of Instant Gratification  Feb 06, 2014 2:17 PM By Harry Whitehouse

Online retailers are sprinting towards the day when they can offer consumers products anytime, anywhere and as quickly and affordable as possible. In the next few months we will see many big ecommerce players continue to pour funding into delivery projects that will bring instant gratification to the consumer. Here is a look at just some of those projects and tops trends we can expect to see for package shipping in 2014.

Amazon to Offer Sunday Delivery in the United Kingdom  Jan 22, 2014 11:36 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has announced that it will now offer Sunday deliveries to a number of customers in cities across the United Kingdom, and Amazon Prime members in the UK can now receive their packages on Sundays at no additional charge.






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