How Retailers Are Getting Customers Their Goods Faster

It wasn’t that long ago that delivery times of three to five days were the norm. Next-day delivery eventually took over as the preferred method thanks to conceptual changes to warehouses and increases in warehouse locations in general, with many people willing to pay a premium for the convenience. Now, however, such delivery options are … Read moreHow Retailers Are Getting Customers Their Goods Faster

Global Supply Chain Revolution Driven by IoT and Blockchain

When IoT and blockchain work together, they can provide access to unprecedented amounts of information. Take the example of a restaurant serving up burgers that seem to have something “off” about them. Pinpointing the problem can be a monumental task, with each part of the burger coming from its own lengthy supply chain going all … Read moreGlobal Supply Chain Revolution Driven by IoT and Blockchain

Urban Deliveries Posing Several Challenges

The doormen in urban apartment buildings used to mostly contend with screening guests and keeping the entryway in good shape. Now, with online shopping becoming de rigueur, lobbies are now starting to look a bit like warehouses, and the concierges are essentially running package sorting centers. This problem is only likely to get worse as … Read moreUrban Deliveries Posing Several Challenges

Is Free Shipping Truly “Free”?

Amazon quickly set itself apart by offering customers free shipping on certain orders. Even though they racked up some big net losses, they still managed to come out on top, and the move has had the added effect of influencing customer expectations. Now, consumers are increasingly demanding that ecommerce companies offer free shipping, but everyone … Read moreIs Free Shipping Truly “Free”?