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Shipping & Fulfillment

eBay International Standard Delivery Doesn’t Always Use the Shipping Hub

January 16, 2023

Via: EcommerceBytes

During last week’s eBay for Business podcast, a seller asked why most of the time, packages sent via eBay International Standard Delivery went to eBay’s processing center before being forwarded to the customer, but sometimes eBay directed the seller to […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Will Amazon Deliver Third-Party Seller Packages by Drone?

December 26, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

Six months after Amazon said it would begin drone deliveries in two American towns by the end of the year, it’s a reality. Local news media are reporting that delivery by drone began just days before Christmas. Amazon spokesperson Paul […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Lowe’s expands use of market delivery model for large products

November 28, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Lowe’s has transformed its supply chain to better insulate itself from upstream logistics challenges and more effectively fulfill increased e-commerce demand. The transition to a market delivery model “is a centerpiece” in that plan, positioning it for profitable growth in […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Has Etsy Gotten Better at Estimating Delivery Dates?

November 28, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

Etsy said it’s been working behind the scenes to provide more accurate estimates for when buyers should expect their orders to arrive. In a post last week, Etsy described how it calculates estimated delivery dates that it displays to buyers: […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates in January 2023

September 23, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

FedEx will raise shipping rates in January and provided details on Thursday. FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery rates will increase by an average of 6.9%. However, online sellers should look into details about fees, as rates for […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Major FedEx Ground contractor to stop delivering if agreement isn’t reached by Black Friday

August 24, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

One of FedEx Ground’s largest contractors is warning the company he may no longer make deliveries on his routes starting Black Friday as he pushes for improved compensation to account for inflation and other operational changes. Spencer Patton, founder and […]


Apps & Sites, Mobile Commerce

DoorDash adds review feature to mobile app

June 15, 2022

Via: Business of Apps

Popular food delivery app DoorDash is adding some new features that will give users more options to discover restaurants close to them. The company added written reviews to its app so users can check out what others thought of a […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

New Bringg report addresses key factors needed for last-mile logistics success

May 10, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

A new report issued today by Chicago-based Bringg, a data-led delivery and fulfillment cloud platform provider highlighted how logistics services providers are approaching their last-mile operations, with a focus on things like: growth strategy, bridging the gap between growing delivery […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Werner expands final mile portfolio with acquisition of NEHDS Logistics LLC

November 30, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises, a lobal freight transportation and logistics services provider and the nation’s seventh-largest truckload carrier with more than $2.4 billion revenue last year, announced yesterday it has acquired Monroe, Conn.-based NEHDS Logistics LLC, a premium final mile […]


Shipping & Fulfillment

Smart Lockers Are Upending Parcel Delivery

August 18, 2021

Via: Practical Ecommerce

The growth in ecommerce has fueled the demand for sophisticated delivery options. Consumers are not always at home or at work to accept packages. Many seek contactless alternatives. Parcel pick-up facilities are increasingly common in malls, gas stations, transport hubs, […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Amazon’s new rewards program gives frequent delivery drivers easier access to work

November 9, 2020

Via: The Verge

Amazon is rolling out a new rewards program that gives its Flex delivery drivers easier access to shifts based on the amount of work they’ve done for the company. A spokesperson from Amazon confirmed to CNBC that the Flex Rewards […]


News

Amazon extends hourly wage increase for warehouse workers through May 16th

April 24, 2020

Via: The Verge

Amazon is extending its increase in the hourly pay rate of warehouse workers through May 16th, according to a report from CNBC. The company originally announced in March that, as part of its hiring increase to contend with the huge […]


News

This Drone Company Will Deliver Blood and Medicine to Rural U.S. Communities

August 5, 2016

Via: Inc.com

Zipline, a San Francisco-based robotics company, is expanding its medical supply and blood delivery drone program it started last month in Rwanda to rural, hard-to-reach communities in Maryland, Nevada and Washington state, the company announced this week. Zipline, which was founded in 2011 by […]


News

How to Infuse E-Commerce with Personality and Humanity

July 22, 2016

Via: CMSWire

Click and collect is a distribution method in which a customer buys an item online and then picks it up at a physical location rather than paying for shipping. Shoppers are attracted to the less expensive final total, and retailers […]


Platforms, Technology

Jet.com pilot tests grocery deliveries (but it may take 2 days to arrive)

May 11, 2016

Via: itCurated

In its attempt to further rival Amazon, e-retailer Jet.com today added a new category of products: fresh grocery. Items like milk, eggs, fruits, and meats will be available for select customers as the site begins pilot testing this new service […]


News

Amazon Leans on Government in Its Quest to Be a Delivery Powerhouse

March 21, 2016

Via: itCurated

Ever since Jeff Bezos started the website Amazon to sell books, he has wrestled with how to deliver its products as quickly and cheaply as possible. Today, Amazon, now a retail giant, remains obsessed with this issue, building its own […]


News

Ship to Store Is Retailers’ Top Fulfillment Option

February 3, 2016

Via: itCurated

Retailers offer consumers a variety of shipping options to meet their needs. According to September 2015 research, ship to store is the most common worldwide. Retail Systems Research (RSR) and SPS Commerce found that nearly two-thirds (61%) of retailers worldwide […]


News

Google delivery drone service to get off the ground by 2017

November 3, 2015

Via: itCurated

Google has unveiled plans to get into the delivery-by-drone business by 2017. These plans were detailed during an air traffic control conference in Washington earlier today by project leader, David Vos. The project, known as Project Wing and first rumored […]


Mobile Commerce

FedEx finds bulky online orders a blessing and a curse

September 28, 2015

Via: itCurated

(Bloomberg)—Consumers might delight in the ease of front-door delivery for a mattress, trampoline or gym equipment. FedEx Corp., now handling an increasing number of these bulky shipments, has mixed feelings. As more online shoppers snap up the type of hefty […]


News

Finnish postal service tests drone to deliver online purchases

September 21, 2015

Via: itCurated

The Finnish postal service Posti Group had run some tests with drones for parcel delivery. At the beginning of this month, the postal company let drones fly while transporting parcels between mainland Helsinki and Suomenlinna, an island fortress about five […]