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Category: Shipping & Fulfillment


Shipping & Fulfillment

I Canceled Amazon Prime and You Probably Can Too

January 30, 2024

Via: CMSWire

Last June, on a whim, I canceled Amazon Prime. I’d seen the FTC’s lawsuit claiming the company “sabotaged” people’s attempts to disenroll and thought it might be worth experiencing firsthand. Within a few clicks, I was out. Life Without Prime […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Consumers could return $82.1B worth of holiday merchandise, survey finds

December 29, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The new report from Optoro and CBRE calls attention to the waste generated by returns: Returned inventory amounts to 9.5 billion pounds of landfill waste annually, the firms said. The rise of e-commerce, which the National Retail Federation predicts could […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Charts: Shipping Priorities of Online Consumers

December 27, 2023

Via: Practical Ecommerce

Shipping impacts consumers’ online purchasing decisions and overall satisfaction with the buying experience. Shoppers prioritize free delivery as the most important shipping factor, according to Statista’s September 2023 survey of 6,000 U.S. consumers. The Statista survey also queried shipping preferences […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon Changes Fee Structure for Fulfilling Sellers’ Off-Amazon Orders

December 8, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon is raising fees for fulfilling sellers’ off-Amazon orders, called Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF), and it is also modifying its size tiers. Current rates can be found on this page, and the new rates will take effect on February 5, 2024. […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

eBay International Shipping Can Now Combine Orders

December 6, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

eBay added a key capability to its International Shipping (EIS) program: combined shipping, which enables buyers to purchase multiple items from one seller and pay reduced shipping costs. eBay announced the availability of combined shipping for EIS on Wednesday, saying […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Walmart adding parcel stations for faster delivery, greater density

November 27, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

Parcel stations give customers more time to place online orders on a wider assortment of products for next-day delivery, and they also make it easier and more efficient for employees to distribute orders from stores, McKeehan said. “We plan to […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon tests two-legged, mobile robots

October 25, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The news comes as CFOs have struggled to navigate an unusually tight labor market. Hiring soared in September by 336,000, exceeding predictions and validating recent signals from Federal Reserve policymakers that they plan to sustain high interest rates for a […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Walmart to open 5th ‘next generation’ fulfillment center

October 16, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

With its continued efforts to grow its list of next-generational fulfillment center, Walmart is betting big on the benefits it can reap from offering quicker shipping and delivery. In June 2022, Walmart unveiled plans to open four next-generation fulfillment centers […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon Expands Ground Shipping Service to Sellers in 15 Markets

September 13, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

When Amazon announced a new shipping service for independent sellers on Wednesday, which it said expanded access to Amazon’s delivery network at competitive rates across the contiguous US, it sounded revolutionary. Small sellers looking for a competitor to USPS, UPS, […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon tests $35 free shipping minimum

August 30, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

Amid rising operational and delivery costs, Amazon is experimenting with threshold minimums for shipping. “We continually evaluate our offerings and make adjustments based on those assessments,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an email to Retail Dive. In its Q2 earnings […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Navigating the Roadblocks: How Trucking Management Software Revolutionizes Small Trucking Companies

July 28, 2023

Via: B2B News Network

Small trucking companies often find themselves grappling with various challenges that hinder their growth and efficiency. In an industry dominated by larger players, these companies face hurdles that can range from resource constraints to operational inefficiencies. Fortunately, modern technology offers […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon Lowers FBA Fees for Low-Price Products: Good News, Bad News

June 29, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon is lowering standard FBA rates for all low-price products in 2 months. While sellers who use Amazon FBA fulfillment can currently apply for lower rates for certain items through FBA “Small and Light,” Amazon will end that program on […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Costco, Walmart join Biden administration’s supply chain data exchange

May 15, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The Biden administration is ramping up a program that aims to give a real-time picture of U.S. supply chains through the exchange of company data. Fifty-three companies representing the end-to-end supply chain are now part of the Department of Transportation’s […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Chewy to close 2 fulfillment centers as it ramps up automation push

March 31, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

Closing the two older FCs will allow more order volume to flow through the pet goods retailer’s newer, automated facilities, CEO Sumit Singh said on an earnings call last week. This will help the company reduce fulfillment costs. Singh said […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

eBay Fields Questions on New International Shipping Program

March 9, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

The first comment out of the gate at this month’s eBay Chat on Wednesday was why eBay wouldn’t allow sellers to specify which items they allowed to be sent internationally on a listing-by-listing basis. Currently it’s an all or nothing […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

ShipStation Launches Tool for Sellers Who Dropship Orders

March 8, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

ShipStation launched a new add-on tool specifically designed for dropshippers as it becomes an increasingly popular way for online sellers to fulfill their orders. The shipping-software company said thousands of its customers have adopted the practice of dropshipping and said […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Amazon pulls back from UPS as it builds out logistics empire

March 6, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

UPS plans to further reduce its business with top customer Amazon in 2023, even as both companies face obstacles that could complicate their mutually agreed cutback. Amazon is shifting away from UPS and other carriers as it works to build […]


Platforms, Shipping & Fulfillment, Technology

eBay UK Reminds Sellers about Its Fulfillment Program

March 3, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

eBay offers fulfillment services in some countries, and on Friday, it reminded sellers in the UK about its “eBay fulfilment by Orange Connex” solution. “eBay fulfilment by Orange Connex is a dedicated storage and logistics solution for small businesses, combining […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

As inflation wears on, should retailers push back on supplier costs?

February 27, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

The year 2021 was a short-lived golden age for retailers. Consumer demand came roaring back from its pandemic lows with such ferocity that many were able to boost profits even as supply chain costs spiraled. But with demand plummeting as […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

DHL announces Southern California expansion into new Redondo Beach facility

February 16, 2023

Via: Logistics Management

Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said this week it has moved its Carson, Calif.-based pickup and delivery operation to a new Redondo Beach, Calif.-based state-of-the art service center. Company officials said that this new facility, which represents […]