Retail Doomsday: How Businesses Are Adapting (or Dyi...

As retail giants Amazon and Walmart duke it out for America’s top retail spot in an increasingly digital economy, the news is littered with companies that haven’t made the cut and have been forced to close. Let’s take a look at a few of these now-derelict companies and break down why they failed. By all [...]

As retail giants Amazon and Walmart duke it out for America’s top retail spot in an increasingly digital economy, the news is littered with companies that haven’t made the cut and have been forced to close. Let’s take a look at a few of these now-derelict companies and break down why they failed. By all accounts, Amazon is today’s King of Ecommerce, boasting 43 percent of all U.S. online retail sales last year. Thus far, the only corporation with the...
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Cities Turn to Drones, Delivery Bikes to Make Last M...

Traditional delivery trucks are the backbone of the modern delivery business for good reason. They’re built to haul large amounts of cargo over long distances, and they do their job well. However, as urban centers become ever more congested, and online shopping becomes more popular, the drawbacks to these vehicles are becoming ever more obvious. [...]

Traditional delivery trucks are the backbone of the modern delivery business for good reason. They’re built to haul large amounts of cargo over long distances, and they do their job well. However, as urban centers become ever more congested, and online shopping becomes more popular, the drawbacks to these vehicles are becoming ever more obvious. Sending a large truck through densely packed streets with limited parking creates more greenhouse gases and slows delivery times. Add more orders every year, and...
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Viral Marketing: How Meme Culture is Making Sales

We live in an age dominated by meme culture. New pictures, videos, and ideas are gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire in a matter of days. For anyone involved in advertising, this might seem like a dream come true. It’s exactly what anyone wants for their product - instant, cheap, large-scale marketing campaigns that essentially [...]

We live in an age dominated by meme culture. New pictures, videos, and ideas are gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire in a matter of days. For anyone involved in advertising, this might seem like a dream come true. It’s exactly what anyone wants for their product – instant, cheap, large-scale marketing campaigns that essentially run themselves. However, actually getting a meme to launch – especially if your end goal is to sell a product – can be extremely difficult....
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What is AmazonFresh?

As ecommerce continues to grow and adapt to market demands, industries such as online grocery shopping grow with them. And as one of the major drivers of that change, Amazon is looking at rolling out its AmazonFresh program not only within the United States, but in Europe and even Southeast Asia. But what does the [...]

As ecommerce continues to grow and adapt to market demands, industries such as online grocery shopping grow with them. And as one of the major drivers of that change, Amazon is looking at rolling out its AmazonFresh program not only within the United States, but in Europe and even Southeast Asia. But what does the future of online grocery delivery look like now? Just as digital retailing giant Amazon wants to redefine delivery through the use of drones, now it...
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Earthbound Delivery Drones on the Horizon (and the S...

For fans of I, Robot, it looks like science fiction, yet again, is bleeding into reality. While we’ve still got a ways to go before human-like androids act as personal plastic-formed assistants, one company is rolling out earthbound delivery drones to make last-mile delivery runs. While the drones of the air neither reap, nor sow, [...]

For fans of I, Robot, it looks like science fiction, yet again, is bleeding into reality. While we’ve still got a ways to go before human-like androids act as personal plastic-formed assistants, one company is rolling out earthbound delivery drones to make last-mile delivery runs. While the drones of the air neither reap, nor sow, nor have the strength to carry heavier weight packages, robotics company Starship Technologies is taking a more grounded approach to drone-driven logistics. By implementing compact,...
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The Benefits of Dimensional Weight Over Physical Wei...

As more and more shipping companies are switching over to dimensional weight pricing, a lot of people are wondering what the deal is. Why not stick with the traditional physical weight pricing model -- after all, the heavier the package, the more it should cost, right? It turns out physical weight might not actually be [...]

As more and more shipping companies are switching over to dimensional weight pricing, a lot of people are wondering what the deal is. Why not stick with the traditional physical weight pricing model — after all, the heavier the package, the more it should cost, right? It turns out physical weight might not actually be the best way for shipping companies to manage their cargo. Not to mention the complications it causes for both them and the businesses that rely...
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Online Grocery Sales Swell to $48 Billion Globally

As omnichannel and ecommerce continue to grow, so too do the offerings of what one can buy over the Internet. Food and fast-moving consumer goods are quickly taking over a decent market share, reaching almost $50 billion worldwide, with no indicator of slowing down anytime soon. According to a report from Kantar Worldpanel, the fast-moving [...]

As omnichannel and ecommerce continue to grow, so too do the offerings of what one can buy over the Internet. Food and fast-moving consumer goods are quickly taking over a decent market share, reaching almost $50 billion worldwide, with no indicator of slowing down anytime soon. According to a report from Kantar Worldpanel, the fast-moving consumer goods (or FMCG, which are defined as “processed foods, soft drinks, and toiletries that sell quickly at a relatively low cost”) market grew only...
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Dimensional Weight: What You Need to Know About Volu...

No matter what line of business, everyone relies on shipping. Whether it’s shipping out to customers’ doorsteps or ordering from wholesalers to stock store shelves, a company’s approach to logistics can bring unparalleled success or cascading failure. But just like the captain of a sturdy ship, navigating the chaotic seas of commerce can be daunting as [...]

 

No matter what line of business, everyone relies on shipping. Whether it’s shipping out to customers’ doorsteps or ordering from wholesalers to stock store shelves, a company’s approach to logistics can bring unparalleled success or cascading failure. But just like the captain of a sturdy ship, navigating the chaotic seas of commerce can be daunting as industry standards and consumer trends rarely stay the same. UPDATE (Apr. 2017): the pricing rules for dimensional weight have changed since this article was first...
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