How the Grocery Industry Is Going Digital

| Daniela Forte

Consumers are turning to app-based shopping for meal delivery ordering. A study by Toluna found that while a younger demographic tend to use app-based shopping, 50% of shoppers age 55 and older are considering using apps for grocery shopping. This infographic by Toluna highlights the findings of how customers are using apps to get meals delivered to their homes.

The Ever-Evolving State of Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

As a retailer with an ecommerce site, it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving changes of consumer expectations. Retailers are expected to pay attention to the latest trends to be successful, including where to shop, reasons for cart abandonment, actions taken to qualify for free shipping and return preferences. Here is what retailers need to know about how ecommerce is changing at a rapid pace.

eBay Leverages AR to Help Ecommerce Shippers Select Boxes

| Mike O'Brien

eBay is leveraging augmented reality (AR) technology that lets small shippers determine the most economical flat-rate box from the U.S. Postal Service. The new Android feature uses motion tracking and environmental understanding to let shippers place an item inside different sized virtual boxes.

FedEx Office Opening Branches in 500 Walmart Stores

| Mike O'Brien

Walmart will open FedEx Office branches in 500 U.S. stores that let customers pick up and drop off packages for shipment and access printing services, while boosting foot traffic for the retailer. This follows the opening of 7,500 FedEx branches at Walgreens stores last year and is another Walmart weapon against Amazon.

UPS Sues European Union Antitrust Agency over TNT Express Denial

| Mike O'Brien

UPS has filed a lawsuit against the European Union’s antitrust agency, seeking $2.15 billion (1.74 billion Euros) for its 2013 decision which scuttled the carrier’s planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express. See what preceded the action and how UPS views its commitment to the EU market.

20 Things to Consider When Picking a Shipping Software System

| Brian Barry

For many merchants, the cost of shipping now exceeds the sum of all other fulfillment costs rolled together. Many shipping software systems offer rate shopping, analysis of shipping data and other features. Here are 20 factors to consider as you select the system that can help reduce that balooning freight bill.

How to Deal with Long Cross-Border Shipping Times

| Benjamin Powell

Cross-border shipping times are a big deal and can heavily influence the conversion rate on your ecommerce website. But depending on your product line, it is possible to minimize their impact. Here are some tips to follow to improve your operations and keep customers happy.

9 Tips for Improving Warehouse Productivity

| John Tufts

We all want to improve our warehouse efficiency. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle, at times, but there are things merchants can do to make their operations run smoothly. Here are 9 tips to that will help improve your warehouse efficiency.

Shipping Expenses Too High? 6 Tips on Reducing Freight Costs

| Cory Levins

There are many innovative ways to reduce freight costs that are rarely explored. Several of them are as simple as conducting freight pickups during off-peak hours or days of the week. Implementing these 6 practices is a smart choice that can reduce your freight costs by as much as 50%.