e-commerce

Business, Logistics, Top 50

Amware CEO Outlines Moulton Logistics Acquisition

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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
Logistics

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy, Shaking Up Another Industry

An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van on Oct. 1. An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van on Oct. 1. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Nov. 17 that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door in a couple of days.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
November 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Grows Delivery Network in Brazil’s Largest Logistics Push

A packed box moves along an Amazon conveyor belt in Tilbury, U.K. A packed box moves along an Amazon conveyor belt in Tilbury, U.K. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is opening three new distribution centers in Brazil, marking its biggest logistics push in Latin America’s largest market as competition intensifies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gabriela Mello | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2020
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

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