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Royal Mail labour agreement a strategic issue in growing internet retailing market [05/Dec/2013]
M-commerce takes hold as the holiday season kicks off [04/Dec/2013]
With six less shopping days in this holiday season, retailers are pressured to not just breakeven but to make a profit in this slightly abbreviated season. As such, the lead up to the season has seen inventory levels increase over last year with intermodal rail containers increasing 7.2% in October. Anecdotal evidence further suggests a bump in airfreight as well because of new high-tech gadget launches as well. Read Full Article...
Middle East e-commerce growth hindered by government regulations [03/Dec/2013]
According to e-Marketer, a market research company that monitors ecommerce trends, Middle East and Africa B2C e-commerce sales are expected to increase 31% to US$27bn in 2013 from US$20.6bn in 2012. Read Full Article...
Amazon drone delivery may point the way to more sensible logistics automation [03/Dec/2013]
Chinese Government encourages e-commerce to boost domestic consumption [28/Nov/2013]
In a move to increase domestic consumption and services, the Chinese government recently outlined plans to make online sales account for at least 10.0% of sales nationwide. Read Full Article...
Royal Mail improves profitability whilst big investors do their sums [28/Nov/2013]
Retailers' omnichannel strategies create growing interest in last-mile delivery [20/Nov/2013]
Interest in last-mile delivery is on the rise as the growth of e-commerce continues and retailers implement “omnichannel” strategies, linking online sales to physical stores, catalogs, and mobile and to other sales channels. Read Full Article...
China's Singles Day breaks online retail sales record [14/Nov/2013]
What started out as a marketing ploy for Alibaba to promote its Tmall.com website in 2009, Singles Day, November 11, has become an online shopping phenomenon that has surpassed that of the US’ Cyber Monday. This year, it appears a record was broken as Alibaba noted sales of $5.75bn; almost double that of last year’s sales. In fact, Alibaba estimates that when all of China’s e-retailers are counted for, sales could reach $8.2bn. To put this in perspective, in 2012, Cyber Monday broke its own record from the previous year with a recorded $1.5bn in sales. Read Full Article...
Mixed fortunes for DP-DHL [14/Nov/2013]
SingPost seeks to be Asia’s e-commerce logistics leader [06/Nov/2013]
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