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Emerging e-commerce shopping trends are changing the face of the trucking industry, with the growth of last-mile delivery cutting the average trucker’s trip length by 37 percent since 2000, according to an industry study released today. Just as the average trucking haul distance has shrunk, the number of truck trips and urban vehicle miles traveled have

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Dive Brief: Free shipping, fast delivery times and easy return policies were the most important factors consumers considered when choosing among online retailers, according to a new survey from Hanover Research and LaserShip, a Northeast regional shipping firm. Of the more than 1,000 consumers surveyed, 50% reported leaving behind an online shopping cart due to high

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Investing in logistics operations is one of the only ways that retailers can compete with e-commerce giant Amazon, Digiday reports. Over the last year, Walmart and eBay have been partnering with third-party logistics providers to compete with Amazon’s quick shipping standards. According to Digiday, both companies have also been working with installation services to match Amazon.

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It’s hard to remember the days when you would order an item online, and have to wait six to eight weeks for delivery. These days, the growth in e-commerce has taken the world by storm. Name anything, and you can have it at your doorstep on the same day, with just the click of a

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The ecommerce delivery battleground is increasingly focused on who can best meet growing consumer expectations for shopping experiences that are simple, fast, reliable and – above all – convenient. It comes as no surprise, then, that customer-centric ecommerce delivery now represents a key differentiation point for retailers looking to win the biggest share of consumer

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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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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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