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July 27 2020
A large percentage of e-retailers in the US fulfill orders from a single distribution center. Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates a... View More
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July 23 2020
It’s official: e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping are more than just trends and continue to steadily grow. For consumer goods importers and distributors on the fence, it’s... View More
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July 13 2020
The global retail sales arena is $25 trillion… yes, I said $25 trillion. The e-commerce world is $2.9 trillion. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people purchase items. As the world went
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July 13 2020
GMT’s fifth annual Benchmark Report, The Impact of Brand Strategy on Parcel Transportation, is here. And there’s a lot of data and insights to explore, ranging from influential industry... View More
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July 9 2020
The coronavirus outbreak paralyzed economies as it spread around the world. However, people who were bound to homes turned to a variety of technology tools that allowed them to continue intera... View More
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July 7 2020
If the last few months have shown the retail world anything, it’s the driving need for a functional, dynamic e-commerce platform. At the beginning of the year, Amazon and Walmart dominated the e-com
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July 3 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a number of weak spots that have handcuffed pharmaceutical supply chains, especially outsourcing practices. Consider the following: · &n... View More
July 2 2020
As consumers sheltered in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, some supply chains were stretched nearly to their breaking point as people suddenly migrated online for groceries and other goods... View More
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June 24 2020
The challenges of 2020 so far, as the world battles the global pandemic of COVID-19, have been unprecedented. The past few years have offered many challenges for logistics professionals, such... View More
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June 16 2020
It is no secret that regional carriers are gathering steam as the push for faster and cheaper delivery continues. Regional carriers have capitalized on the weak points of major carriers (such as peak... View More
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June 4 2020
Last-mile delivery providers are used to moving quickly and being flexible. Many are strategically located in densely populated cities, allowing distribution in urban environments to run quickly. In t
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May 21 2020
The coronavirus has caused major disruptions in the global economy and significant chaos for the people of China. It has been encouraging to see how the people of world have responded in their attempt
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May 6 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly disrupted the normal demand patterns which dictate supply chain decisions -- across distribution, manufacturing, and raw material procurement. Since these... View More
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April 22 2020
How fast is fast? In the last-mile delivery world, fast can mean a huge competitive advantage (think Amazon). Alternative delivery locations are beneficial, but various studies suggest that ho... View More
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April 20 2020
In its second annual “Small Business Impact Report,” Amazon noted that it has helped more than 1.9 million US-based small and medium-sized businesses generate more than $160 billion in 2018.... View More
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April 2 2020
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, the world is beginning to understand the potential impact of the pandemic from a business perspective. While the full financial impact of a global reduct
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April 1 2020
Almost gone are those days when people used to carry heavy bags and wander around the brick-and-mortar store, browsing for their purchases. In this digital world, shopping has transformed. Mor... View More
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March 26 2020
The introduction of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) shipping complicates the traditional fulfillment model. Instead of sending full pallets directly to the retailer, distributors now must ship to var... View More
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March 23 2020
The parcel industry continues to be challenged by Amazon. FedEx, UPS, DHL, and the USPS have built sophisticated distribution systems that are second to none in the industry. However, Amazon c... View More
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March 20 2020
FedEx, UPS, and Amazon are making it easier for consumers to pick up and drop off items at commercial locations such as partner retailers, lockers, and other authorized shipping locations. Fed... View More

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