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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An evolution in the transport sector is being driven by trends such as the rapid growth of e-commerce, the continued urbanization of markets, and technologies such as big data analytics and digitalization Advanced technologies and service options are changing the way shippers and 3PLs manage their global transport flows Service expectations, new markets, new ground

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It’s not the sexiest part of your customer’s experience, but order fulfillment is one of the most important encounters a customer will have with your brand and your product. You put a lot of thought into everything, from the CRM to connect with influencers to the targeted ads run on Facebook, and you should give

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Consumer expectations have changed a great deal over the last few years. With the rapid rise of online shopping and the success of Amazon, more retailers are starting to see the need to re-configure their distribution networks. For larger items, shipping direct from the supplier is a common scenario, but drop shipping direct from manufacturers

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Industry experts say a fast-paced evolution is underway in ground transportation logistics and that it’s changing the way shippers think when purchasing a transportation solution. Research released this week from third-party logistics (3PL) provider DHL shows that companies see a direct correlation between ground transportation and business performance, with three-quarters saying that investing time and

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E-commerce has indeed revolutionized the retail industry and businesses are continuously finding ways to offer the best customer experience and stand out from the competition while maintaining the cost-efficiency of their logistics process. And because consumers demand fast delivery services nowadays, every stage of the process is crucial, from the time the order is placed

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