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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From item selections to the returns process, the entire shopping experience as we have known it has changed. 2020’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales officially broke all records for e-commerce shopping, and as more consumers adapt and embrace the ease of online shopping, these numbers are forecasted to have accelerated ahead roughly five years.
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While it may seem like there’s ample time for retailers to prepare for the next peak season, the reality is that there is less time for supply chain recovery than ever before. As brands finally caught their breath from the holiday season, they moved right into the returns season with little to no reprieve. And now they find themselves about to enter the planning phase for the next peak season, and these preparations are unlike any that have come before.
Topics: Retail Returns homepage
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The retail sector underwent some huge transitions in 2020, both good and bad. Across the globe, consumer brands have been forced to rethink their operational strategies to store, sell, and fulfill customer purchases, all while being cognizant of the rising price of delivery.
Topics: Micro-Fulfillment Ship from Store homepage
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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.
Topics: GEODIS Zipline Last Mile homepage
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It’s no surprise to anyone that Amazon has fundamentally changed how customers expect their online shopping experience to look, from start to finish. In fact, experts have coined the term “Amazon effect” to refer to the ongoing evolution and disruption of the retail market, both online and offline.