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The Last Mile Advantage

By Gina Anderson on Apr 20, 2021 7:16:00 PM

Today, market conditions within the highly competitive parcel market have climbed to unprecedented levels, thanks largely to increasing customer demand. This has resulted in higher rates, tighter capacity, port congestion, and difficult service conditions--despite elevated customer expectations.

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Need for Speed: Same-Day Delivery’s Rapid Growth

By Gina Anderson on Apr 13, 2021 7:57:00 PM

Fast shipping was once considered a luxury, but in 2021, consumers demand it. E-commerce experts call this the Amazon Effect—the retail giant’s disruption of the industry that has set the standard for online shopping and delivery. In fact, nearly 90% of consumers confirm that because of Amazon, they have greater shipping expectations from other retailers.

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Last Mile Is in First Place in 2021’s Sports Retail Market

By Gina Anderson on Apr 6, 2021 7:21:00 PM

Like many markets, the sports retail industry has seen ups and downs throughout the pandemic. According to a recent McKinsey report, while the 2020 sporting goods market as a whole fell amid closed gyms and scaled-down team sports seasons, areas like personal fitness equipment, digital workout devices and athleisure saw success as consumers found new ways of staying fit and dressing comfortably as they stayed at home. Sportswear retailer Lululemon struck the best of these winning worlds through its acquisition of fitness tech startup Mirror, allowing for further extension of the brand’s already strong omnichannel experience. 

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Addressing the Risks and Rising Costs of Using Same-Day Delivery Providers

By Gina Anderson on Mar 9, 2021 7:59:00 PM

Consumers have come to expect same-day delivery for nearly everything they purchase. Retailers have responded by using crowdsourcing providers and their applications. But solely relying on crowdsourced services for same-day deliveries has proven to be a risky move for some large retailers. How can your brand avoid crowdsourcing-related pitfalls and still offer the convenience of same-day delivery?

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GEODIS City Delivery Introduces GEODIS Zipline, the Latest Crowdsourced Delivery Solution

By Gina Anderson on Jan 22, 2021 1:42:00 PM

 

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E-Commerce Challenges Can Be Remedied in the Last Mile

By Gina Anderson on Jan 13, 2021 7:32:00 PM

As you know, 2020 presented some incredibly difficult challenges for e-commerce shippers and retailers, especially during peak season. After all, Adobe predicted https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/12/18/Retail-ecommerce-deliveries-carriers-usps-ups-fedex-covid-19-shipments-christmas-holidays/stories/202012200039 that U.S. online holiday sales will total $189 billion, breaking previous records with a 33% year-over-year increase — equal to two years’ growth in one season. 

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The Forward Effect of 2021’s General Shipping Rate Increases

By Gina Anderson on Jan 7, 2021 2:42:00 PM

Shipping costs go up each year, but for 2021, some will be increasing more than others. As national parcel carriers continue to see high volume demands extend into the new year, some have decided to extend surcharges to meet increased operating costs after the holidays. 

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Tips for Aligning Last-Mile Delivery as an Extension of your Store Experience

By Gina Anderson on Dec 29, 2020 2:44:00 PM

The global pandemic has changed the way people are spending time and money, even when it comes to shopping for luxury goods. The pandemic has also shifted the way luxury brands deliver premium services. Many brands are still shifting their operations to address the next normal and ensure that the store experience as well as last-mile delivery are each pivotal to the customer delivery experience.

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The Right Shipping Partner Will Transform Your Last Mile

By Gina Anderson on Dec 23, 2020 2:34:00 PM

National carriers have been warning both retailers and consumers that there will likely be massive shipping delays throughout the month of December. Those predictions have painfully come true, leaving many major retailers frustrated by their own poor efforts to build a last mile contingency plan. 

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GEODIS City Delivery’s Zipline

By Gina Anderson on Dec 22, 2020 1:47:00 PM

Connecting Brands, Packages, Drivers & Deliveries Through Innovative Last Mile Technology

Clearly consumers today expect a seamless and speedy online ordering and delivery process--one that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Industry-leading retailers like Amazon have made same-day or next-day delivery a given--with a few retailers aiming for even shorter delivery times. In the wake of this demand for accelerated delivery, digital retailers have had to become creative to stay competitive--and GEODIS City Delivery is right there with retailers to accelerate their success.

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