Monthly Archives: November

Last mile fulfillment from the warehouse or store to the final destination in the proper condition, at the right time and with the right customer experience, is critical to loyalty. According to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation, 79% of respondents said the quality of the experience will determine which brands and retailers

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Amazon is rapidly adding delivery stations across the country to better handle the rising number of orders it receives, and a big one landed on Centennial’s porch last month. “We are bringing in packages from all over the United States,” said Kerry Person, vice president of Amazon Logistics during a tour Thursday of the facility,

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An annual retail report from Deloitte has indicated this year retail holiday sales are expected to increase at least by 5 to 5.6% as compared to last year.  Deloitte’s Retail and Distribution practice expects total holiday sales (seasonally adjusted and excluding motor vehicles and gasoline) to exceed $1.10 trillion between November and January. Additionally, Deloitte

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More and more, shippers in both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) sectors are coming under pressure to make sure that their consumer goods — or industrial components — arrive where they need to be when their buyers expect them to be there. Mission-critical transportation and logistics have been around for decades, long before the

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Dive Brief: In an e-commerce driven environment, more than 70% of shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) recognize the need for “last-yard” services, the next step beyond the last mile, according to the 23rd annual Third-Party Logistics Study. Managing the last yard, however, presents a challenge, with 53% of shippers responding they effectively manage

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This holiday season, more than ever before, online sellers and shipping providers will find themselves under an incredibly high-powered microscope. Anything but fast, free, and flawless e-commerce delivery can have very public consequences. For example, despite hiring 95,000 seasonal workers to meet demand last year, UPS still struggled with “final mile” delivery, much to the

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