November 18, 2015

Recently, in our order fulfillment review for October, we made brief mention of an intriguing new report from Colliers International on global logistics trends.

Titled “From First Mile to Last Mile,” – a concept that aligns perfectly with our outlook on business – it chronicles the rapid rise of container shipping and its impact on international trade. The report holds some intriguing stats about logistics on a global scale.

Let’s take a closer look at some of those statistics and what they mean for our industry.

Continue reading 7 Striking Stats About Logistics, Global and Local

November 11, 2015

‘Tis the season to shop, as you’ll have noticed if you’ve stopped into any big box store in the last week or so.

The digital world is gearing up for holiday ecommerce as well, with Black Friday flyers leaking out online and retailers shouting “free shipping!” from the rooftops.

So far, so standard. But what is changing is the way consumers perceive this annual shopping extravaganza. Continue reading Cyber Season: Holiday Ecommerce Blurs Shopping Boundaries

November 6, 2015

As the clocks fall back and the nights draw in, Halloween is over and the holiday season is about to get into full swing.

Retailers and parcel carriers are already weighing up their holiday staffing requirements, facing the crucial balancing act of maintaining high service delivery levels while not overloading on labor costs.

If you already feel overwhelmed, take a break to breath for a second and review our summary of all the important headlines from the world of logistics and order fulfillment in review for October. Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: October 2015