Category: Suppliers

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

E-commerce deliveries will overrun cities in 1 to 3 years

January 27, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Urban last-mile deliveries will increase 78% by 2030, according to the report. The WEF argues that since carriers and municipalities have different, sometimes competitive priorities, the best path forward is to build portfolios of solutions that, combined, improve congestion and […]


US retail drone deliveries hit major setback

January 23, 2020

Via: Charged

Retail drone deliveries are facing a major setback in the US as key legislation enabling companies to deliver parcels is opposed by powerful groups. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed new rules which would force all drones to be […]


Amazon lets third-party sellers use FedEx Ground for Prime shipments after ban

January 16, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Meeting customer expectations, whether an order is shipped from Amazon or a third-party seller, is key to maintaining Amazon’s brand reputation. Amazon’s Buy Shipping feature for third-party sellers takes into account their “ship-from location, the promised delivery date, and information […]


Supply Chain Risks and Opportunities Heading into 2020

December 30, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

The U.S.-China trade war. Brexit. The decline of the European manufacturing sector. In 2019, the global economy saw a notable amount of turmoil stemming from the political arena. Almost no market or sector has been immune. The result: A dreary […]


Amazon bans third-party sellers from using FedEx Ground to ship Prime orders

December 17, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon ceased shipping orders with FedEx Express and FedEx Ground after FedEx declined to renew the retailer’s contract earlier this summer. At the time, FedEx was carrying roughly 1.6% of Amazon’s total package volume, representing 1.3% of the carrier’s overall […]

Customer Experience, Point of Purchase, Suppliers

Why Your Store Should Offer BOPIS

December 16, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Optimize customer experience and sales by offering online shoppers the option to pick up their purchases in your stores. Retailers consider the last mile of their fulfillment operation to be the most important to get right in order to keep […]

FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Walmart to Pilot Autonomous Grocery Delivery

December 11, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

As Walmart looks to further its foothold in the booming online grocery arena, it is embarking on an autonomous home delivery pilot in Houston. The pilot with autonomous delivery innovator Nuro, is the latest in Walmart’s pursuit of human-less, last-mile […]


UPS expects 26% jump in returns this peak season

November 5, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Last year, UPS projected returns would peak on Dec. 19. The pre-Christmas peak in 2018 raised eyebrows, Jim Brill, product marketing manager for the UPS Returns Portfolio, told sister publication Supply Chain Dive in January. He confirmed UPS’ prediction was […]


4 ways 5G is set to transform supply chains

October 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As the 5G mobile broadband standard begins to roll out in cities across the world, supply chain and logistics managers who don’t have a strategy already may be behind the curve. Experts expect the impact of 5G to be felt […]


Supply Chain Trade Compliance Plays Key Role in Upcoming Maritime Conference

October 10, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

The 12th Annual Maritime Transportation Forwarding Logistics & Global Supply Chain Workshop will be staged by ABS Consulting in Miramar, Florida October 16 & 17. A major focus of the event will be trade compliance. In this exclusive interview, ABS […]