e-commerce

Business, Technology, Fuel

Stellantis to Offer New Vans Pairing Hydrogen and Battery Power

Stellantis logo. Stellantis

Stellantis NV’s new range of cargo vans running on both hydrogen and plug-in electric technology offer the promise of emitting only water vapor and refueling time on par with going to the gas station.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

Walmart Opens E-Commerce Marketplace to Non-US Vendors

A Walmart sign at a store in Duarte, Calif. (David Swanson/Bloomberg News) A Walmart sign outside a store in Duarte, Calif. (David Swanson/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has removed rules requiring sellers on its marketplace website to be registered in the U.S. — an attempt to close the e-commerce gap with Amazon .com Inc. and tap into China’s vast network of manufacturers.

March 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

forklift in warehouse Experts say that shipment packaging is meant to protect your product from the unexpected, not what you’d see in a perfect world environment. (Old Dominion Freight Line)

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
February 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 50

E-Commerce Shaped by COVID-19 May Become New Normal, Experts Say

Adam Colon Adam Colon by Transport Topics

The online shopping trend hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic may signal a new normal for purchasing habits and shipping services, according to Adam Colon, director of operations at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Amware CEO Outlines Moulton Logistics Acquisition

Amware warehouse Amware

Amware Fulfillment CEO Harry Drajpuch detailed Jan. 5 how the recent acquisition of Moulton Logistics helps bolster ongoing growth strategies.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Logistics

Last-Minute Shoppers Avoid Stores, Adding to Delivery Surge

Amazon boxes sit at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., in May. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Amazon boxes sit at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., in May. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

American shoppers shunned stores and extended their online binge during the last weekend before Christmas, adding to a package-delivery logjam that’s now reaching a crescendo.

December 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Buy ShopRunner in E-Commerce Push

A FedEx employee carries a box before loading into a van at a coronavirus testing facility in New Jersey. A FedEx employee carries a box before loading into a van at a coronavirus testing facility in New Jersey on March 21. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, an e-commerce service that provides shipping for more than 100 brands, as the courier seeks to deepen its ties with online shoppers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Merchants Say Deliveries of Some Products Are Delayed

Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. merchants around the U.S. say some products that normally reach customers in one or two days are now taking a week or longer just as the world’s largest online retailer heads into what’s expected to be a record-busting holiday shopping season.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx, UPS Feel Van Squeeze Amid E-Commerce Rush

A UPS driver sorts boxes in the back of a delivery van in New York. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News) A UPS driver sorts boxes in the back of a delivery van in New York. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are running into a shortage of delivery vans, prompting a surprise cost squeeze that’s cutting into profits during a record surge in package volumes.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

COVID-19 Has Changed Shopping for Good, Retail Giants Predict

A Walmart store in Rolling Meadows, Ill., is seen from its parking lot on Nov. 5. A Walmart store in Rolling Meadows, Ill., is seen from its parking lot on Nov. 5. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

The consumer behaviors that accelerated at the start of the virus — think digital ordering, bulkier baskets and no margin for error when it comes to delivery — are showing zero signs of abating eight months in.

Leslie Patton | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2020

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