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Amazon to start charging delivery fees on Fresh grocery orders

January 30, 2023

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced that shoppers ordering over £120 of groceries through Amazon Fresh will need to pay a delivery fee, starting 28 February. The service is only available to Amazon Prime members who pay £112 per year to participate. The […]


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Smartphone shipments plunge to worst low since 2013

January 26, 2023

Via: Charged

Global shipments of smartphones tumbled in Q4 to the lowest level since 2013. Normally the festive period provides a boost for smartphone manufacturers, however thanks to macroeconomic weakness and waning consumer demand, research from IDC claimed. Electronic retailers shipped 300.3 […]


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Stuart partners with bodo, providing same-day delivery to ecommerce brands

January 19, 2023

Via: Charged

Last mile delivery specialist Stuart, is partnering with bodo, a logistics platform for ecommerce brands, to provide sustainable, same day and instant deliveries across London. The collaboration will enable ecommerce brands to provide their customers with “more flexible and convenient […]


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Supply Chain Volume & Wholesale Prices Dropping Rapidly

December 27, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

After the pandemic-driven surge in consumer demand that triggered a frenzy of shipping activity and skyrocketing prices, logistics and transportation companies are signaling a fast slowdown. Shipping and wholesale prices are plunging and orders are not being placed as often. […]


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What Can You Do To Improve Retail Supply Chain In Warehouse 2023 and Beyond

December 21, 2022

Via: RIS News

Retailing is a cutthroat business with razor-thin margins and tough competition. You have to find every avenue to increase revenue and cut down costs. The supply chain is a business function that you can optimize to achieve exactly that. It’s […]


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FedEx Plans $1 Billion in Cuts as Demand Falls

December 21, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

FedEx is planning to cut an additional $1 billion in costs, citing weak demand that led to a disappointing profit for Q2 2023, which ended Nov. 30. Most of the cuts are expected to impact the Express unit through measures […]


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How to Write an Effective Shipping Policy

December 19, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to run a successful retail business without also selling products online. Having a clear and up-to-date shipping policy is essential for running your ecommerce site. A shipping policy helps manage customers’ expectations […]


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Retail bosses urge customers to avoid online shopping amid Christmas postal strikes

December 16, 2022

Via: Charged

Retail bosses are urging consumers to shop in-store if they want to receive Christmas gifts on time, as ongoing Royal Mail strikes are set to cause severe disruption. Royal Mail workers up and down the country will strike across December, […]


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Staples, Amazon Trial Returns Drop-off Program

December 13, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Amazon and Staples are piloting a new program that will see the office supply chain join a growing roster of brick-and-mortar retailers that accept returns on behalf of the ecommerce giant. “We have begun testing select Staples locations as drop-off […]


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Do DoorDash layoffs signal tough times ahead for same-day delivery services?

December 6, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Same-day delivery service DoorDash recently announced the layoff of 1,250 corporate workers, raising questions as to whether this is a result of a company in trouble, a contracting vertical, an impending recession or elements of two or three of the […]


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AWS announces AWS Supply Chain

December 1, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company announces AWS Supply Chain, a new application that helps businesses increase supply chain visibility to make faster, more informed decisions that mitigate risks, save costs, and improve customer experiences. The announcement […]


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How Wholesalers Can Jumpstart Expansion Efforts

November 30, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Expanding internationally can have a significant impact on many areas of a business. Year-over-year revenue growth, increased brand reputation, and new customers across multiple geographies, among other additional opportunities. That being said, if a company’s expansion efforts are not managed […]


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Retailers are using newfound clout to put the squeeze on suppliers

November 28, 2022

Via: RetailWire

With inventories elevated in many categories and the economy slowing amid inflationary pressures, larger retailers are using reclaimed leverage to cancel orders, fight price increases and seek out concessions from suppliers. Vendors had enjoyed an extended period of pricing power […]


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Royal Mail workers to strike on Christmas Eve and into next year

November 18, 2022

Via: Charged

Royal Mail workers up and down the country will strike across December, including Christmas Eve, as well as into the new year. The CWU, which represents postal workers, confirmed that strike action will occur on 9 December, 11 December, 14 […]


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How Retailers Can Maximize Delivery Performance

November 9, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

The average consumer is anything but average — and when it comes to home delivery, one size does not fit all. In the past, retailers could get by offering scant delivery choices, but today’s sophisticated customers come to the table […]


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Op-ed: How cloud solutions increase supply chain sustainability

November 7, 2022

Via: Charged

Many people and organisations still view cloud adoption mainly through the lens of IT cost savings, and supply chain-related businesses are no exception. I have much empathy for such a perspective, though, as a technology fellow in a cloud software […]


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UPS, Overstock to launch returns pilot program

November 7, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The program with Overstock is one of several pilots UPS is running as part of its recently announced logistics-as-a-service offering, the delivery giant said in an emailed statement. Creating a robust reverse logistics business is one of the five key […]


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Why Retailers Must Simplify Complex Last-Mile Delivery 

November 4, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Today’s retail supply chains have evolved into complex global webs of infrastructure, vehicles and people that move products from raw material to end consumer. And amazingly, the most complicated and costly leg of these extensive logistics networks is the last […]


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FedEx preps for moderate peak season with space to add new customers

November 2, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx is preparing for a moderate peak season in terms of demand and has the space to onboard new customers during the holidays, according to Brie Carere, the company’s executive vice president and chief customer officer. “I would not anticipate […]


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Will freight operators serve as a canary in the retail coal mine?

November 1, 2022

Via: RetailWire

The Wall Street Journal in the space of 11 days has published two articles on the drop in freight demand reported by some of the biggest long haul freight companies in the U.S. The trucking firms are raising an alarm […]