Much as it has with cloud computing, Amazon is poised to move in a big way into third-party transportation and logistics services, leveraging its vast network of fulfillment and distribution centers as well as its massive data and cloud assets, according to an equity analyst and media reports.
Macy's Inc. plans to relocate its West Sacramento, Calif., direct-to-consumer fulfillment center to a larger facility in a nearby location to support continued sales growth driven by its omnichannel strategy.
Purolator International has launched Purolator Logistics, offering a broad range of services that include warehousing, fulfillment and returns processing for U.S.-based companies doing business with Canada.
UPS Capital Corp. has expanded its Jeweler's Elite Program to San Francisco, Philadelphia and Providence, R.I. Designed to help jewelers protect their high-value shipments, the service combines UPS shipping with insurance offered through UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc.
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.