If you are in eCommerce, you'll have to fight like an Amazon

Posted on September 16, 2017

Facts to consider about Amazon:

  • They accounted for 43% of all eCommerce sales in 2016
  • They accounted for 53% of all eCommerce growth in 2016
  • Shipping accounts for 12% of their costs, vs. 35% of SMB costs
  • It is estimated they have over 85 million Prime customers (49% of all households), who ship for free
  • They are adding more fulfillment centers and vehicles for free same-day delivery
  • They have deployed over 2,000 lockers
  • They deliver on Sunday, now 2.3 million packages every week
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Pitney Bowes Index Provides Insight into Global Parcel Spend

Posted on September 04, 2017

Pitney Bowes measures parcel spend globally and found a 48 percent increase over the last 3 years. 

Among the 13 countries researched, the US is the largest parcel shipping market with $98.5 billion spent and 13 billion parcels shipped in 2016.  China shipped the highest volume of parcels at 31 billion and accounted for $60 billion in spend in 2016.  Germany led Europe with 14 billion euros of spend.

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Logistics Viewpoints: Top 10 Things to Consider When Evaluating Enterprise Shipping Technology

Posted on August 10, 2017

Amazon is using transportation as a competitive weapon.  They are forcing every shipper to look all of the transportation touchpoints across their enterprise, including shopping carts, order entry, suppliers, warehouse fulfillment, customer service, and returns. Pierbridge CEO Bob Malley's recent article in Logistics Viewpoints describes the 10 most important things shippers should consider when selecting an enterprise shipping platform.   

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