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Online Shoppers Want Fast Delivery - But Still Aren't Willing to Pay for It

Online Shoppers Want Fast Delivery — But Still Arent Willing to Pay for It

More and more online shoppers want their stuff fast. But the economics of making that happen haven't changed.[more]


Staying Alive in an Ever-Changing Retail Landscape

Staying Alive in an Ever-Changing Retail Landscape

The traditional holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a microcosm of the big changes that are roiling retailers every day.[more]


How Amazon's Prime Day Creates New Challenges for Traditional Retailers

How Amazon's Prime Day Creates New Challenges for Traditional Retailers

First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. And now, Amazon.com's Prime Day. Why do retailers invite peak-demand headaches?[more]


For E-Tailers Today, the Box Is as Important as Its Contents

For E-Tailers Today, the Box Is as Important as Its Contents

In the world of e-commerce, the packaging is more than just a box. It's meant to "inspire and inform" consumers.[more]


Amazon's Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

Amazon's Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

Is there any aspect of the e-commerce buying experience that Amazon.com Inc. doesn't want to directly control?[more]


FAA Needs to Stop Droning on About UAVs

FAA Needs to Stop Droning on About UAVs

So the Federal Aviation Administration has given Amazon.com, Inc. permission to begin testing delivery drones in the U.S. But there are still a number of logistical hurdles to be overcome, before the technology becomes feasible for everyday commercial use.[more]


How the New UPS and FedEx Pricing Formula Is Affecting Shippers

How the New UPS and FedEx Pricing Formula Is Affecting Shippers

We've had a few weeks to assess the impact on shippers of FedEx and UPS's adoption of dimensional weight pricing for all ground packages. What's the picture look like now?[more]


Will Postal Service Rate Cuts Steal Business From UPS and FedEx?

Will Postal Service Rate Cuts Steal Business From UPS and FedEx?

The battle of the parcel carriers has begun.[more]


How Can Traditional Retailers Fight Amazon? With 'Virtual' Inventory

How Can Traditional Retailers Fight Amazon? With 'Virtual' Inventory

Amazon.com is attacking traditional retailers on all fronts. How can they fight back?[more]


FedEx's Move to Dimensional Pricing: How Shippers Should Respond

FedEx's Move to Dimensional Pricing: How Shippers Should Respond

Shippers are bracing for a big increase in the cost of moving packages by ground service.[more]


Same-Day Delivery Is Going to Be Big - Some Day

Same-Day Delivery Is Going to Be Big – Some Day

Same-day delivery of items ordered online or from stores is an irresistible idea. Now if retailers could only figure out how to make it work.[more]


For E-tailers, Pleasing Holiday Shoppers Comes at a Price

For E-tailers, Pleasing Holiday Shoppers Comes at a Price

During the just-wrapped Christmas shopping season, e-tailers were more aggressive than ever before in offering discounts and other kinds of come-ons to customers ordering over the internet. But they paid a high price for that strategy.[more]


U.S. Cellular Goes High-Tech With Demand Planning

U.S. Cellular Goes High-Tech With Demand Planning

The wireless telecommunications business is, to put it mildly, competitive.[more]