Nordstrom, Costco, UPS Join Last-Mile Delivery Study in Seattle

| Mike O'Brien

Nordstrom, Costco and UPS have joined with a team from the University of Washington in Seattle to study solutions to last-mile delivery issues in urban areas. See what the group is charged with doing, and learn more on this topic in a session at Operations Summit 2017, March 27-29 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Google Express Expands Its Midwest Presence

| Mike O'Brien

Google has expanded its two-day Google Express delivery service to 40 million new customers in the Midwest, now offering it in 17 states in its push against the dominance of Amazon Prime. See where it has grown and what retailers are using it.

6 U.S. Brands That Nailed It on Singles Day 2015

| Tim Parry

Singles Day in China – November 11 – was an eye-opener for the naysayers. Alibaba announced that USD $14.3 billion of gross merchandise volume, and JD.com saw its number of orders increase by 130%, and an increase in GMV of more than 140%. Here’s a look at 6 U.S.-based merchants who took advantage of Singles Day 2015 in China, and totally nailed it.

Week in Review: eBay Now Same-Day Service Grounded

| MCM Staff

eBay has pulled the plug on its eBay Now same-day delivery pilot programs, but is still exploring solutions that fit better with its 25 million sellers. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

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Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B

| Mike O'Brien

While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.

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Costco Enters China Through Tmall

| Daniela Forte

The online store launch will extend Costco’s product offering to consumers in mainland China for the first time. Costco’s online store will initially provide a range of products including food and healthcare product listings, as well as Costco’s private label Kirkland Signature products.