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?
It was a hectic holiday season as usual, so between squeezing in those last-minute orders and stuffing in the festive feasts, you can be forgiven for reducing your logistics reading.
As always, we’re happy to go the extra mile for our readers and gather the most relevant logistics industry news and view that you may have missed during December. Continue reading Logistics Industry Review: December 2014
The last-minute orders are shipping and final deliveries being made, leaving only the logistics of getting your gifts wrapped (and perhaps hiding the sherry from Grandpa) to take care of.
Before you head back into the holiday madness, take five to put your feet up and enjoy some of these crazy logistic of Christmas statistics that bring out the best (and worst!) of the season: Continue reading Silly Hats and Santa Stats: The Logistics of Christmas