Five days till Christmas and according to Adobe, e-commerce spending is up ~18% YOY. Some particular points of strength: mobile is up 57% YOY and everyone’s favorite new retail acronym, BOPIS (buy online pickup in store) is up 47%.
Interesting interview with new(ish) Bonobos CEO Micky Onvural as he reflects on one of the original DNVB’s first year under Walmart ownership.
Uber Freight continues to extend its product with the release of Freight Insights.
UPS expects around 1 million packages to be returned daily leading up to the new year, with peaks on 12/19 and 1/3 - representing an accelerated timeline from years past.
DHL, in coordination with Easyship announces a new same-day delivery program in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
Whitepaper: Tariffs, Turmoil, and Tech: How to plan your freight in 2019
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Webinar: Customer Lifetime Value Crashcourse
CES | Las Vegas, NV | Dates (Jan. 8-11, 2018)
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