Newsroom Notes: Amazon’s Seller Flex will change the way it does business with FedEx, UPS

Seller Flex, a new delivery service offering from Amazon, received a lot of attention when reports were published in October proclaiming that it could prove to be a major competitive advantage for the e-commerce bellwether in terms of how it negotiates rates with FedEx and UPS. That’s the thesis developed by James Thomson, a former […]

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Convey survey drives home importance of efficient holiday deliveries

A recently released survey by Convey, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based technology that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes from parcel to freight and first to last mile, highlighted the many delivery-related pain points consumers deal with, especially around the holidays, as well as their delivery and service expectations. Data for Convey’s survey, entitled […]

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JLL research cites benefits of e-commerce in driving U.S. industrial real estate market to new highs

Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL said in its “First Look at Industrial” report for the third quarter of 2017 that market indicators continue to see significant increases. One example of this is for rents, which JLL said are being paced by a combination of an increase in warehouse and logistics absorption and “persistently low” […]

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Sharpen Your Competitive Edge with B2B Managed Services

By LM Staff · September 26, 2017 Realizing the full benefits of today’s global B2B marketplace demands flexibility, responsiveness, and innovation. Most organizations struggle to achieve the technical infrastructure and operational expertise necessary to maximize business value. Read this whitepaper to learn how B2B managed services help organizations reach their supply chain goals. Download Now! Subscribe […]

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Pitney Bowes completes Newgistics, Inc. acquisition

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor · September 6, 2017 Pitney Bowes  announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newgistics, Inc.(Newgistics), an Austin, Texas-based provider of parcel delivery, returns, fulfillment and digital commerce solutions for retailers and ecommerce brands. The acquisition is designed to accelerate Pitney Bowes’ expansion into the U.S. domestic parcels market at […]

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Parcel Shipping Index contains more valuable details

As noted in our news section, Pitney Bowes, recently unveiled its second-ever ParcelShipping Index, revealing a 48 percent growth in parcel volume over the past two years, and estimating annual growth to continue to rise at a rate of 17-28 percent YOY between now and 2021. The study results indicate rising consumer expectations surrounding online shopping are putting pressure on retailers to […]

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Pitney Bowes parcel shipping Index reveals 48 percent growth in parcel since 2014

Pitney Bowes recently announced a 48 percent increase in global parcel volume over the last two years, as reported by its second annual Parcel Shipping Index.  Parcel volume has grown from 44 billion parcels in 2014 to 65 billion in 2016, and the increase in growth shows no signs of slowing down, with the Index estimating parcel growth will continue to rise at a […]

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