Tag: home delivery


UPS encounters unexpected drop in parcel volumes as e-commerce growth slows

April 27, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Home delivery demand skyrocketed when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, but the pace of growth has finally slowed and cooled demand for UPS’ services. E-commerce sales grew just 2.6% year over year in March, the weakest gain in more than […]


Making the world go ’round: Circularity in supply chains

September 13, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Never before have the complexities and the crucial role of supply chains been so clear to the public. Issues related to supply and demand of certain products have highlighted the need for greater visibility into inventories and movement through distribution. […]

News & Trends

Will the once marvelous department store ever come back?

June 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Private labels. Localization. Home delivery. Knowledge about the customer. Personalization and customization. Most of the innovations that are fueling today’s most successful retail startups have less to do with avant-garde tech like AI and robots and more to do with […]

Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

Target puts its mark on instant gratification

May 22, 2018

Via: FierceRetail

Target’s next-day delivery service, Target Restock, is now available nationwide. The program, which restocks household goods, is free for all Target REDcard purchases and for all other consumers the cost is $2.99, opening up faster delivery service to a much […]

Others, Tech

Inside Amazon’s secret drone lab

October 18, 2016

Via: FierceRetail

Amazon has made no secret of its drone development program, but now it has offered a peek inside the lab that houses it for the first time. The company invited Cambridge News and several primary school students to its U.K. […]

News & Trends

Whole Foods takes a stake in delivery service Instacart

September 27, 2016

Via: Internet Retailer

As more Whole Foods customers choose to avoid the store by ordering online and getting groceries delivered to their homes through Instacart, the high-end supermarket chain is taking a stake in the four-year-old startup. Instacart Inc. authorized the sale of […]