Amazon is taking an interesting hybrid approach to conquering the shipping and logistics industry. “It’s not as glossy as space travel or flashy as AI, but the $1.5 trillion a year business of moving stuff around is one of the most lucrative and complex industries in the U.S. And Amazon is attempting to conquer it.

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Expectations for fast and accurate delivery are soaring among both business and consumer customers. The “Amazon effect” is pressuring businesses and transport providers to achieve new levels of speed and cost-efficiency in transportation and logistics. The stakes have never been higher, but it’s not a new challenge. For many years, the transportation industry has applied

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Same-day delivery no longer belongs to consumer retailers and grocers. Since the inception of Prime, the Amazon disruption has created an environment where both business buyers and individual customers expect to purchase and get items they need, when they need them, with as little friction as possible. Think beyond books and batteries — where an

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The last mile, defined as the movement of items from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination often residential, is often the most challenging, costly, and technologically deficient portion of the delivery process. But as more and more consumers use e-commerce to order and ship everything from medicine to artwork, the shipping and logistics

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For both retailers and manufacturers, there are several key challenges in keeping up with consumer expectations.  To help address one of the delivery challenges, retailers are increasing the use of dropshipping. “Enterprise dropship has been around for decades but has recently gained popularity due to the growing consumer expectations for broader assortment and category selection,”

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While there is no certain way to create a successful last-mile delivery strategy, this article proposes creating a strategy that meets specific consumer needs. By following a blueprint designed to balance consumer needs with the resources of the company, you can create standard procedures that can withstand fickle trends and unplanned changes. What Is Last-Mile

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The business of package delivery is rapidly evolving to adapt to changes in consumers’ behavior and expectations. For those consumers, it’s no longer just about delivering the right product — it’s about the perceived quality of the delivery service. To compete, shippers must provide the best customer experience possible by investing in smart technologies and

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Retailers and transportation providers are embracing a blend of final-mile delivery strategies to keep pace with rapidly shifting online shopping habits. As e-commerce continues to expand, companies increasingly are offering options such as home delivery and installation of heavy appliances and in-store pickup of fresh groceries ordered online, industry leaders said at the Home Delivery

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Matt Bergerson, the director of omnichannel fulfillment for retailing co-op REI, has this fantasy: The legendary purveyor of outdoor equipment would establish delivery stations along the Appalachian trail so hikers and walkers that need to replenish their supplies along the way can order them from their smartphones or tablets and receive them at designated pickup

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The eCommerce giant Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Day for Business, a new delivery service that enables members to choose a recurring day of the week as their delivery day. In a blog post, the Seattle, Washington online retailer said the service is available as of Monday (March 18) for Business Prime members

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