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 more

Amazon’s Strong Influence On Logistics Continues

It’s no secret that Amazon is an e-commerce heavy hitter, with its unparalleled choice of products, strong customer service, and lightning-fast delivery. Forrester Research found that the retail giant was responsible for 60 percent of the country’s online sales growth last year, so it’s no surprise that its influence can be seen in the way … Read more

How Can Logistics Stay On Top Of The Ecommerce Boom?

As online purchases reach new heights, an ecommerce boom is well and truly underway. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that online sales rose by an estimated 15.1 percent year-on-year between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016. Online sales totaled $86.3 billion, making up 11.1 percent of overall retail sales, which is a record-breaking ecommerce penetration … Read more

How Amazon is Transforming Supply Chain Management

What started out as an unassuming online bookstore has now become the undisputed leader in retail. Amazon is one of the biggest success stories of the modern retail era, and its supply chain management philosophy has been instrumental in making sure it brings products to millions of people around the world in record speeds at … Read more

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