Jet.com Inc., the online retailer owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and real-estate technology startup Latch are aiming to expand their reach by offering a free system to New York City landlords to potentially make shopping online easier for tenants in nondoorman buildings.
When Esquire Express got into the same-day delivery market 25 years ago, it primarily moved documents for law firms, says President Steve Howard. The internet killed that business, but it also created a new market in same-day delivery of tangible goods. Esquire has thrived by partnering with 3PLs and their retail clients to deliver the same day.
Ever-rising customer-service expectations are roiling the home-delivery business. Chris Sullens, chief executive officer with Marathon Data Systems, talks about what customers want today, and how service providers are working to shrink the time between order and delivery.
Omnichannel retailers are gearing up for a holiday season that will likely find shoppers even more inclined to buy on line -- but not necessarily take delivery at home, says Gregg Aamoth, chief executive officer of POPcodes.
Customers expect e-commerce retailers to provide free shipping and returns. Robert Escobar, vice president of operations with Gwynnie Bee, talks about the challenges that his company faces in meeting those demands.
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