Lauren Zumbach

Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

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Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Chicago E-Commerce Startup ShipBob Lands $68 Million for Rapid Expansion

Syrina Franklin, an order fulfillment associate at ShipBob, picks products for an order. Syrina Franklin, an order fulfillment associate at ShipBob, picks products for an order at the company's fulfillment center in Cicero, Ill., in September 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

ShipBob, a Chicago-based e-commerce logistics company, raised $68 million to fund an expansion amid a pandemic-fueled boom in online shopping.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
September 28, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Hardworking Drivers Key to UPS Delivering 750 Million Packages This Holiday Season

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Technology has made it easier than ever to buy gifts online and track the spoils of your spending spree as they make their way from retailers’ warehouses to your doorstep in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
December 15, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Cyber Monday Orders Are In; Retailers Now Giving Perks for Patience

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Shoppers clicking “buy” on smartphones, tablets and laptops spent almost $20 billion online from Thanksgiving through Monday. Now retailers have to turn that spending spree into a flood of cardboard boxes on their way to shoppers’ doorsteps.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
November 30, 2017
TCA

Amazon on Its Way to Nine Fulfillment Centers, 8,000 Employees in Illinois

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Received a large package from Amazon recently? A television or a toaster oven, perhaps? There's a chance it stopped in Romeoville, Ill., on its way to your front door.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2017
Business

Amazon Opening Third Chicago-Area Warehouse

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E-commerce giant Amazon.com is opening a third Chicago-area fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois. The company didn't receive any local or state tax breaks.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2016
Business

UPS Expanding Package-Pickup Locker Program

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UPS is adding 300 self-service package-pickup lockers across the country to solve a problem annoying both UPS and its customers: missed deliveries.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
July 5, 2016