Checkpoint Systems Inc., a provider of merchandise-availability applications for the retail industry, has developed a Micro RFID (radio frequency identification) label for health, beauty and cosmetics products.
A "hat trick" refers to scoring three goals in a game. A remarkable feat for most players and certainly worthy of doffing your hat to honor the player. In magic, a hat trick describes the infamous illusion of pulling something out of an empty hat, typically a rabbit.
Drones. Trucks. Cars. Worldwide brick and mortar fulfillment centers. Delivery in 30 to 60 minutes. And, now talk about leasing cargo planes. These sound like strings of strategy planning discussions from UPS, FedEx, and the likes of other logistics companies, right.
Last week, the U.S. Postal Service announced an increase on several shipping products used by online retailers, including Flat-Rate Priority boxes. On average, rates increased 9.5 percent in the first price hike on commercial Priority Mail in three years.
More than half of U.S. shoppers - 54 percent - have admitted to spending $100 or more on an impulse buy, including 20 percent who have spent at least $1,000. In total, 84 percent of all shoppers have made impulse purchases, according to a report from CreditCards.com.
E-tailing behemoths like Amazon Business are infringing on electrical distributors' turf. Large distributors continue to hone and refine their e-commerce offerings. And finally, mobile e-commerce (or, m-commerce) - driven by the consumer who has grown more comfortable making purchases on smartphones and other mobile devices - is on track to hit $700bn by 2017, according to research firm Digi-Capital.