Filed in E-commerce
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, timing is everything, more specifically timely delivery is. And there are few places that come to light more than in the context of last-mile delivery, which continues to be driven by mobile and online shopping, with consumers expecting tight delivery times whether it be same-day or 1-2 hours in some cases. And while the delivery-related aspects of last-mile delivery has received a ton of attention, an offshoot of that posited by JLL is if retailers’ real estate, regardless of size, is a pro or a con in last mile processes.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
For anyone not sold on the ongoing impacts of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain operations, comments by some influential industry executives at the recent National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Conference and Transportation Expo definitely would help change that train of thought.
Posted on 04/30 at 10:00 AM
Monday, March 30, 2015
The wave that heavy e-commerce activity currently rides is not close to crashing anytime all that soon. And with that comes a heightened focus on the logistics-related aspects of e-commerce, specifically on the last-mile side of things.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has acquired i-Parcel LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based global e-commerce logistics services provider focused on helping internet retailers with their international online shopping experience.
Posted on 10/07 at 01:04 PM
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
New research and analysis offers suggestions of a new modal mix and a subsequent distribution process designed to help retailers meet more pressing customer demands.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Consumer preferences suggest businesses should reconsider chasing the Amazon model.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Company officials said that this effort will add roughly 140,000 square-feet of building space and bring its total to more than 430,000 square-feet, with an estimated cost of $70 million.
Posted on 06/26 at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A new report from JLL posits the idea that retail supply chain managers will become increasingly reliant on the conversion of brick-and-mortar stores to fulfilment centers providing package pick-up and ship-from-store services.
Posted on 05/28 at 09:09 AM
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article noted that Amazon is testing its own delivery network for “last-mile” services in San Francisco, with plans to do the same in Los Angeles and New York.
Posted on 05/06 at 03:54 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014
A recent study by the United Postal Service identified Kansas City as the optimal location for an e-commerce fulfillment facility due to its low costs and central location.
Posted on 03/31 at 04:49 PM
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