Transparency Market Research reported on December 28 that the global logistics market is expected to grow from $8.1 trillion in 2015 to $15.5 trillion by 2023, or a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent. Measured by freight volume, the CAGR from 2016 to 2024 is expected to be 6 percent. Global logistics revenues

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Amazon has long demonstrated its innovative supply chain services, setting an unprecedented standard for others in logistics. However, the company has abundant capital, allowing more opportunity to make major investments and take greater risks. With that, Amazon recently announced that it has ordered 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to use in its last-mile delivery program. The

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Keeping Up with E-commerce

Amazon has long demonstrated its innovative supply chain services, setting an unprecedented standard for others in logistics. However, the company has abundant capital, allowing more opportunity to make major investments and take greater risks. With that, Amazon recently announced that it has ordered 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to use in its last-mile delivery program. The

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This holiday season, retailers are rushing to play Santa Claus with same-day Christmas Eve deliveries. It’s the culmination of an ongoing race to make delivery as instantaneous as possible. Target, Home Depot and Macy’s are rolling out same-day delivery services on Christmas Eve, for a fee, along with extended shipping cutoffs for guaranteed delivery before

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Today, urban consumers around the world are better connected and informed. Their preferences are widely voiced and they are willing to spend more on convenience and positive experiences. These combined factors provide a favourable environment for the transport industry to expand e-commerce while posing a challenge for facilitating the final steps of the delivery process,

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It’s been over two years since the fear of a retail apocalypse arose. Believe it or not, retail isn’t dying. Over the past two years, retail sales have increased faster than the GDP. Granted, some retailers have suffered from fundamental changes in the industry, with a colossal amount of stores closed and jobs lost. While

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With more and more businesses selling products online in order to remain competitive in a world that sees more than 85% of consumers shopping on the internet, it is vital retailers live up to their shoppers’ expectations of having their goods delivered quickly and efficiently. One challenge businesses face in competing with the likes of

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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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