Express/Small Shipments >> Editors' Blog
The age of the omnichannel is all about options. Customers buying online should be able to receive their purchases in any way they choose — at home, work, a designated retrieval point, or direct from the store. Or so goes the theory.
Look, up in the sky: See any drones yet?
Selling apparel and other merchandise over the internet is difficult enough for retailers as it is. Now they want to make it even tougher on themselves.
Philosophies that underlie the management of global container-shipping lines seem to come and go with the tides.
More and more online shoppers want their stuff fast. But the economics of making that happen haven't changed.
The traditional holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a microcosm of the big changes that are roiling retailers every day.
First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. And now, Amazon.com's Prime Day. Why do retailers invite peak-demand headaches?
In the world of e-commerce, the packaging is more than just a box. It's meant to "inspire and inform" consumers.
Is there any aspect of the e-commerce buying experience that Amazon.com Inc. doesn't want to directly control?
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.
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?
The battle of the parcel carriers has begun.
Amazon.com is attacking traditional retailers on all fronts. How can they fight back?
Shippers are bracing for a big increase in the cost of moving packages by ground service.
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.