eCommerce

The Digital Transformation of Retail and the Impact on North American Supply Chains

The future of retail is growing increasingly reliant on digital technologies, which will place significant demand on transportation supply chains. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2017 retail sales hit a record breaking $5.7 trillion USD. By 2020, global retail sales is expected to rise to $27.73 trillion USD. Statistics also reveal that last …

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3PL Providers Support the Growth of the Canadian eCommerce Market

With the retail e-commerce market projected to reach CAD$29 Billion by 2021, businesses are urged to partner with third party logistics (3PL) providers to satisfy end-to-end customer experiences. Supply chain and logistics companies recognize the increasing demands of customers across a variety of industries. From retail to pharmaceutical markets, to in-store and online ecosystems, the …

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eCommerce and Logistics: Too Much of a Convenient Thing?

. E-commerce giants are turning to brick-and-mortar stores to supplement their continued growth trajectories. Could this mean the e-commerce market is too saturated? To say that online shopping and e-commerce has boomed in the last decade would be a gross understatement. In 2014, retail e-commerce sales worldwide were 1.3 trillion U.S. dollars. That number rose …

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Uniqlo Remodels its Supply Chain to Race in the Fast Fashion Market

Uniqlo is speeding up its production cycle to compete in the shipping race with other fashion retailers by compressing its design-to-deliver supply chain down to just 13 days. Few things in life move as fast as fashion trends. Just as a style becomes widely accepted, its immediately replaced by something new and different. It’s no …

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The Physical Impact of Online Shopping on City Landscapes

Changing consumer behaviour is reshaping and revitalizing industrial sectors by funneling resources into warehouse construction. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the digital market place is having a physical impact on urban landscapes. Throughout the U.S, industrial pockets are seeing a “economic renaissance” reports the article’s author, Erica E. Phillips. Large …

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Santa Readies His Workshop for the Holidays and by Santa, We Mean eCommerce Operations

eCommerce operations is the true Santa’s workshop and its logistics and supply chain professionals that scramble during the holiday season to make sure that your gifts and goodies arrive just in time for the holidays! Most people are readying themselves and their bellies for the holidays, logistic providers are readying themselves as well. eCommerce businesses …

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5 Tips for Supply Chain Professionals to Survive, and Succeed, The Holiday Season Logistics Peak

November is almost at an end. As December nears, the holiday peak looms for many distribution centers. The season will be the busiest for us in logistics and transportation thanks to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day. Customers will be expecting to receive their purchases and gifts with little hassle. This means …

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Omni-channel Fulfillment, Just How Close Is It?

With so much discussion over omni-channel fulfillment being the future, it is interesting then that only 19% of the top 250 retailers are currently fulfilling omni-channel demand profitably, according to a new the third annual Sands Future of Retail Report. Despite such a small percentage of top retailers making a profit from omni-channel fulfillment, the …

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