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Ecommerce is up significantly year over year as the pandemic has increased the desire of shoppers to shop safely from home. Total U.S. online sales reached $73.2 billion in June year over year, up 76.2% compared with $41.5 billion a year earlier. This historic surge in ecommerce puts a lot of pressure on logistics operations. One of

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Final mile delivery providers will need to adjust to lasting changes to how stores are used, stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic.Brody Buhler, global managing director, post and parcel with Accenture, warned during a Movin’ On session June 3 that as brick-and-mortar stores are converted to fulfillment centers, efficient delivery systems will be paramount. Retailers have

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Logistics software has taken off in the transportation industry as more complex routes and systems need a more streamlined organization to meet growing demands. By providing tools that make management and scheduling better, the services that we rely on to send and receive our goods can navigate our complex roads and infrastructures in more efficient

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At the beginning of the year, before COVID-19 had established a firm grip throughout the world, the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution declared, “there has never been a time of greater change for the last mile’”. Among the predictions in a LLamasoft and Economist sponsored report titled The Future of the

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Canada is in the middle of an e-commerce moment. No business could have predicted this sudden shift to digital right now — but COVID-19 has forced Canadian retailers big and small to adopt or adapt e-commerce strategies quickly in order to stay open-for-business. This unprecedented shift online is leveling the e-commerce playing field. Less established

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Last-mile delivery is both a blessing and curse for retailers—a blessing because they know it draws in customers, but a curse because the logistics can be cumbersome and expensive. Nevertheless, its use and adoption are growing at an exponential rate. Here are some predictions for last-mile delivery in 2020: More consolidation among delivery networks. DoorDash’s acquisition

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Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., NFI Industries and Bison Transport Inc. and retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Meijer and Loblaw Cos. confirmed that they have pre-ordered the truck or plan

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Dive Brief: About 40% of 1,500 shoppers surveyed by Convey say delivery is the most important detail in their shopping experience, the retail software provider revealed last week. When asked about the most important factors during the holidays, 33% of respondents said they prioritize cost, 29% desire a specific delivery date and 23% said they would

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