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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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What are the biggest emerging threats facing online delivery?

October 31, 2022

Via: RetailWire

The “Annual State of Shipping Study” from UPS Capital, UPS’s financing arm, finds porch piracy, fraud and climate-related issues to be the top emerging threats facing online delivery. On those threats, the survey of 500 merchants and 1,000 online shoppers […]


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Will Amazon’s air cargo investments take off?

October 25, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com plans to hire Hawaiian Airlines to fly packages on 10 leased Airbus SE jets around the U.S. while taking a stake in the carrier. In a blog entry, Sarah Rhoads, VP of Amazon Global Air, noted that Amazon introduced […]


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Can retailers sustain their current delivery practices?

October 7, 2022

Via: RetailWire

A global survey finds that only 38 percent of consumers feel retailers are doing a good job of using sustainable delivery practices. Over half, however, indicated they were quite/very interested in environmentally-friendly delivery methods and 54 percent would be willing […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Five keys to success in an ‘unboxed retail’ and ‘omnichoice’ world

August 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion is an excerpt of a current article from the blog of Dave Wendland, VP, strategic relations at Hamacher Resource Group and Forbes Council Member. The article first appeared on Forbes.com. With today’s […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Will more Americans make e-grocery delivery a weekly habit?

July 20, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Online grocery shopping is a weekly habit of a segment of the population, according to a new study. One in six consumers (15.8 percent) said they purchase groceries online and have them delivered to their home weekly, according to PYMNTS’ […]


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Ultra-fast delivery may burn out or fade away

June 17, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Ultra-fast delivery startups that have proliferated throughout the U.S. and abroad might have gotten ahead of themselves, according to a new study that finds that demand for the service is just not that big. Only two percent of 1,000 U.S. […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will Deliverr help Shopify better compete with Amazon?

May 26, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Shopify is often seen as an alternative for independent sellers frustrated with Fulfillment by Amazon’s changing inventory rules and increasing seller costs. Will acquiring Deliverr help close the gap on fast fulfillment? Deliverr’s technology integrates third-party sellers with major e-commerce […]


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Amazon tests same-day delivery from malls

May 23, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is testing a new program that leverages its Flex gig economy driver network to bring deliveries to consumers’ doorsteps from malls. Amazon is testing the program with participating retailers at a few malls in Las Vegas, Virginia and Texas, […]


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Should grocery shoppers and delivery personnel be talking?

May 9, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Asda is testing an hourly delivery option that lets customers communicate directly with the “personal shopper” who is collecting their orders in-store. A three-month trial of the service in Leeds and Bristol in the U.K. is being conducted in partnership […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon brings Prime power to other websites

April 22, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon Prime members who have wished that their perks would extend to e-commerce experiences beyond Amazon’s website are now in luck. On Thursday, Amazon announced the launch of its Buy With Prime functionality, which will allow retailers that sell on […]


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Giant Food cuts delivery and pickup fees as online biz soars

March 23, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Giant Food last week did away with the $2.95 fee it was charging customers to pick up their online grocery orders at 159 of the supermarket chain’s stores. The Ahold Delhaize division is looking to fulfill orders within four hours […]


Retail Types, Stores

Are stores the answer to last-mile delivery?

February 22, 2022

Via: RetailWire

A recent McKinsey study detailed a wide range of inefficiencies from using stores for online fulfillment as well as the risks the method presents to the in-store experience. Having pickers in aisles, either for online or pickup fulfillment, may create […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Should grocers leave delivery to third-party providers or do it themselves?

February 7, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Only the major players — Walmart, Safeway, Kroger, Amazon and Target (through its Shipt subsidiary) — along with a handful of others have brought grocery delivery in-house. But some industry observers think it might be time for others to join […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will Amazon’s customers go along with its Prime rate increase?

February 4, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is raising the price for an annual subscription to its Prime program to $139 a year in the U.S., up from the current $119, which took effect in 2018. The new higher annual rate will go into effect for […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Will new curbside-recyclable insulated packaging give Amazon a sustainable grocery edge?

November 17, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is launching new curbside-recyclable insulated packaging that the company says does away with the need to use bubble bags or plastic liners. Stephenie Landry, vice president, Amazon Grocery, writing on the company’s blog, claims that the new packaging will […]


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Should retailers set time guarantees for curbside delivery?

October 12, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Office Depot has raised its own bar for curbside delivery with the launch of a “20 Minute Pickup Promise.” When the retailer is unable to make good on in-store and curbside pickup within 20 minutes, it will send the customer […]


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Yodel to hire 4300 new staff ahead of festive online delivery spike

October 11, 2021

Via: Charged

Yodel is set to hire over 4300 new staff as it becomes the latest courier to respond to the “ongoing growth in online retail” but faces staff shortages across its supply chain. Yodel, one of the UK’s largest parcel couriers, […]


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Your next c-store online order may be delivered by a robot

October 8, 2021

Via: RetailWire

A number of grocery stores and tech vendors have piloted delivery robots over the last few years, some autonomous, some remote controlled. Now one company is looking at the convenience store space as the sweet spot. Robotics startup Tortoise is […]


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Online delivery times could double to 10 days over Christmas as warehouses scramble to find workers

September 29, 2021

Via: Charged

Retail warehouses across the UK have been forced to drive up wages by a whopping 30 per cent as they scramble to attract staff. The ongoing worker shortage in the UK is hammering supply chains, threatening to cause major disruption […]