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Logistics

No ecommerce without logistics. Because whenever a consumer orders something online, that product has to be shipped from one place (a warehouse or fulfilment centre) to another (the consumer’s house, a pick-up point, et cetera). So logistics play a very important role in the whole ecommerce process. In order to achieve success in the online retail industry, one has to have a very solid logistics plan in place.

Posten Norge starts nationwide locker network

Posten Norge starts nationwide locker network

The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge will roll out parcel lockers across the nation. This follows after exploring the technology and the demand from both online retailers and consumers. Posten Norge will now start a nationwide network of app-operated parcel lockers. Continue reading

DSV expands Europe-Asia air bridge

DSV expands Europe-Asia air bridge

DSV has introduced an extra weekly inbound departure from Shanghai, as well as a new route between Hong Kong and Luxembourg. On these two routes, part of DSV’s Europe-Asia cargo air bridge, two 747 freighters will fly. Continue reading

Otto Group closes German returns-processing facility

Otto Group closes German returns-processing facility

Otto Group has announced the upcoming closure of the last returns-processing facility in Germany. The facility is operated by Otto subsidiary Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg and will be closed down in the second half of next year. Continue reading

SwipBox and Bpost join forces

SwipBox and Bpost join forces

SwipBox is partnering in Europe again. This time it’s with Belgian logistics provider Bpost. The two have teamed up to launch a network of parcel lockers that are battery driven and Bluetooth enabled. The first step is a pilot project in the Belgian city of Mechelen. Continue reading

AliExpress to shorten delivery times in Europe by 30%

AliExpress to shorten delivery times in Europe by 30%

AliExpress will shorten its delivery times in some parts of Europe by 30 percent. This is the result of a new air route AliExpress has announced. The commercial route between China and Spain will start this month. Continue reading

UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe

UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe

UPS will launch its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets this month. The launch follows after European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus breakout. Continue reading

John Lewis adds 400 click and collect points

John Lewis adds 400 click and collect points

Department store chain John Lewis will almost double its number of click and collect points across the United Kingdom. The extension is the result of a partnership with the Co-op. For John Lewis, this is another effort to support growth in ecommerce. Continue reading

Ecommerce shipping in Germany 2020

Ecommerce shipping in Germany 2020

Online retailers in Germany should better inform their customers about the status of their orders. One in four ecommerce companies only sends a single email after checkout, a study about Ecommerce shipping in Germany shows. Continue reading

DHL Parcel invests €125 million in the Netherlands

DHL Parcel invests €125 million in the Netherlands

DHL Parcel has announced it will invest at least 125 million euros in the Netherlands. It will use the money to open two new parcel sorting centers. During the last two years, DHL Parcel already invested 150 million euros in the Dutch market. Continue reading