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 more

How Can You Prevent Shipments from Freezing?

The influx of holiday purchases is not the only problem that the supply chain finds itself dealing with as the holiday season kicks into full swing. There is also the very important matter of the wintry weather and the possibility of temperature-sensitive goods freezing. What can be done to mitigate this? First of all, being … Read more

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

Will Shippers Jump on the Uber Bandwagon?

Following months of speculation, Uber has finally made a decisive move into the trucking world with its acquisition of Otto, a self-driving trucking platform. The firm’s long-term goal of setting up a national digital freight matching network now appears to be one step closer to reality. Venture capital firms have been looking beyond consumer transit … Read more