e-commerce
Business, Logistics

XPO Redoubling E-Commerce Efforts, Will Expand U.S. Network Through 2018

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XPO Logistics Inc. will double its last-mile warehouses to capitalize on the rapid growth of e-commerce in North America, the company announced Sept. 12.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Drives Global Package Shipping Volume to Rise 48% in Two Years

The driver for an independent contractor to FedEx Corp. delivers packages in Midtown Manhattan in New York. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Global package shipping volume increased by 48% during the past two years, powered by growth in e-commerce, according to a report released last week by technology company Pitney Bowes.

Paul Schott | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
September 8, 2017
Business, Equipment

More Trailer Makers Explore Options as E-Commerce Outpaces Total Retail Growth

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Trailer makers Hyundai Translead and Strick Group are exploring options to provide equipment deliveries in the final mile as growth in e-commerce outpaces growth in retail sales overall, they said in separate announcements.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Returns of Online Purchases a Key Factor in E-Commerce Boom

UPS shopping Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

While the growth of e-commerce is widely viewed as a boon for last-mile deliveries, customer returns of the merchandise that’s delivered also are forcing change across carriers’ and shippers’ supply chains, industry experts said.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2017
Business, Logistics

UPS Reaps the Reward of Price Increases

UPS Truck Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. is finally figuring out how to make money from the surge in online shopping.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Fulfillment Center Planned Near Cleveland, on Former Mall Site

Amazon warehouse Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

An Amazon.com fulfillment center could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the long-ailing village of North Randall, Ohio. Across the country, the e-commerce giant is disrupting the traditional retail business and contributing to shopping malls’ struggles. In Northeast Ohio, though, Amazon is literally replacing them. The North Randall project, an 855,000-square-foot building, would occupy approximately 69 acres of the former Randall Park Mall site.

Michelle Jarboe | The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
July 20, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Houston Warehouse Market Heats Up as Big-Box Distributors Vie for Space

Downtown Houston Katie Haugland Bowen/Flickr

Nearly a dozen big-box distributors are shopping the Houston area for warehouse space larger than 500,000 square feet, NAI Partners said July 17 in its most recent industrial real estate market report.

Dylan Baddour | Houston Chronicle
July 18, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Operators Expand in E-Commerce as Online Retailers Seek to Control Costs

Train Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

Intermodal rail and trucking companies are competing to meet the transportation needs of e-commerce businesses while adapting to how these new supply chains differ from those of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

E-Commerce Boom a Boon for 3PLs

Forklift Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

While the e-commerce boom has been a disruptor to the traditional brick-and-mortar retail sector, it also has benefited third-party logistics companies that assist online retailers uninterested in holding inventory at their own distribution centers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

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While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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