Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Manhattan Associates and looks at the growth of quick commerce. Quick commerce, rapid delivery, serving the ‘instant needs’ market. Call it what you’d like, but […]
Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Audrey Dong, from KNAPP, and looks at e-commerce in China and the impact of Singles Day. E-commerce in China has developed rapidly in the past […]
FarEye expects to turn unicorn within next 6 to 12 months based on their growth and the valuation recent equity investments have accorded the company. A unicorn is a startup that is privately-owned with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. Crunchbase reports that $150.7 million has been invested in the company. The company operates in 30 […]
My dad is the VP of our household’s grocery supply chain. Every Saturday since my childhood, he has driven to the farmer’s market and hand-picked fruits and vegetables so mom and I could eat the best and most organic fruits and vegetables the market has to offer. Now he spends his Saturdays laying on his […]
Home delivery strategy, tactics and performance is one of the most hotly-debated areas of logistics. The pandemic has increased the importance of home delivery, but also decreased the quality of home delivery performance. As logistics professionals, we can dive into the data to understand how we are performing operationally and rationalize the results against all of the last-mile challenges every retailer has been facing, but what do consumers actually think?
A report published by IBM states that the pandemic has powered the shift away from stores to online shopping by close to five years. Data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows that online retail sales jumped 32.4% year-on-year in 2020 with a 39% increase in Q1 2021. With more and more people shopping online retailers […]
E-commerce sales have continued to soar in 2021. The National Retail Federation projects 2021 non-store and online sales will grow 18-23 percent to $1.09-1.13 trillion, and many retailers should expect significantly more e-commerce orders during peak season. With the carrier capacity crunch and other challenges looming large, seamlessly fulfilling all those orders will be no easy task for many merchants.