e-commerce

Business, Fuel, Logistics

E-Commerce Boom Offers Lifeline for Oil

An Amazon Prime truck passes workers controlling traffic outside an Amazon fulfillment center. An Amazon Prime truck passes workers controlling traffic outside an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 19. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

Look across the street from your home-office window: chances are you will see a delivery van.

October 28, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon’s Prime Day Steals Rivals’ Black Friday Spotlight

An employee scans a package at an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.K. An employee scans a package at an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.K. on Oct. 12. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc.’s two-day Prime Day sale kicked off on Oct. 13 and is expected to give the world’s largest e-commerce company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds.

October 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

E-Commerce Spike Likely to Outlast COVID-19 Pandemic, Experts Say

Man works on fulfilling online orders eclipse_images/Getty Images

COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of e-commerce, a trajectory that could have significant implications for the trucking sector even after the pandemic passes.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Business, Logistics

Shippers, Retailers Work to Spread Out Holiday Surge Season to Ease Capacity Constraint

holiday sorting Insiders believe if peak season moves up, return season may begin in early January. (Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg News)

COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation to e-commerce, and significant growth in e-commerce sales is creating capacity concerns. Retailers are expected to move up holiday promotions to help spread out the peak shipping season.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 6, 2020
Business, Logistics

Carriers Prepare for Increasing Surge to Supply Chain in E-Commerce Push

FedEx warehouse As the peak season preparation begins, fleets such as FedEx have been seeing peaklike level volumes since March. (FedEx)

E-commerce is expected to continue to grow throughout the holiday season, placing added strain on the supply chain and increasing demand for final-mile deliveries.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 6, 2020
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, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Respond to Higher E-Commerce Demand

Brakebush Bros. truck Poultry processor Brakebush Bros. was able to keep its private fleet busy during the pandemic by shifting capacity to support other food manufacturers. (Brakebush Bros.)

Private fleet operators have been riding a roller coaster since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shopify Advances After Deal With Walmart Expands Reach

The Shopify logo is displayed on a computer. The Shopify logo is displayed on a computer. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. has partnered with e-commerce giant Shopify Inc. to expand its third-party marketplace site and grab more of the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping. Shares of the Canadian technology company rose June 15.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Last-Mile Delivery Fleets Navigate Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

UPS and FedEx trucks FedEx and UPS are among the last-mile delivery companies that have had to adjust their operations during the coronavirus pandemic. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Last-mile fleets such as FedEx, Amazon, XPO and UPS have been dealing with a spike in demand while also implementing safety protocols to protect employees and customers.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
May 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Facebook’s $6 Billion India Bet Kindles E-Commerce War With Amazon, Walmart

A spectator holds a branded t-shirt during a roadshow for Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service in Pune, India, in October 2018. A spectator holds a branded t-shirt during a roadshow for Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service in Pune, India, in October 2018. (Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg News)

Facebook Inc.’s $5.7 billion investment in a unit of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. creates an e-commerce leviathan to take on Amazon .com and Walmart Inc. in one of the world’s most competitive internet arenas.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
April 22, 2020

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