Today’s retail environment is a very different one compared to even ten years ago. We all know about the rise of e-commerce and malls struggling to fill physical retail space. However, there’s a lot more to this changing landscape than just consumers choosing websites instead of stores. Continue reading The Changing Face of Retail in America
Today marks the start of Amazon’s free same-day delivery service in 14 metro areas around the United States. The expansion covers only members of the company’s Prime subscription service and follows its February roll-out of Prime Now, which provides one-hour delivery across all of Manhattan.
The same-day service guarantees delivery by 9pm in cities including Seattle, Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Phoenix, if an order is placed before noon. It is one of the most widely available same-day fulfillment solutions and brings online stores a step closer to the elusive “need it now” factor that drives some shoppers. Continue reading Can Same-Day Delivery Scale Outside of Metro Areas?