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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.

Amazon closes Fulfillment by Amazon for most

Amazon has suspended most inbound shipments for its Fulfillment by Amazon service in Europe. The ecommerce giant wants to prioritize items such as medical supplies, as there is now a bigger need for these kinds of products due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading

Loop launches in the UK

Loop

Loop, a sustainable ecommerce service, will launch in the United Kingdom later this month. The service, which puts products in containers that are designed to be reused, will be made available to 5,000 early adopters from 26 March. Continue reading

Hermes will pay for neighborhood deliveries

Hermes Germany

Logistics company Hermes has launched a pilot project, called PaketFuxx, in which consumers who regularly accept parcels for neighbors are paid 30 cents per package. Hermes will also pay this money if the goods are delivered by another company. Continue reading

Deutsche Post DHL announces new digital services

Deutsche Post

Deutsche Post and DHL Paket have announced a variety of new digital services and improvements of existing solutions, which should make the use of mail and parcel services easier and more transparent. The new services include letter tracking, pictures of envelops and a new Post & Paket 24/7 machine. Continue reading

The state of ecommerce delivery in the UK

Logistics in Europe

Ecommerce in the United Kingdom is still booming, with last year’s sales up 11 percent on 2018. This growth is also driving the delivery business. But what is the current state of the UK ecommerce delivery market? Continue reading

Parcel machines with cold storage launched in Finland

Online groceries

The first robotic parcel machines with integrated cold storage are launched in Finland. The service aims at customers wanting to pick up their online groceries. Currently, the machines are only active in two locations near Helsinki. Continue reading

PostNord saw B2C volumes increase by 10% in 2019

PostNord

Ecommerce continues to drive growth for PostNord. The Swedish logistics group delivered just over 50 million parcels in the fourth quarter of 2019. And for the full year, B2C volumes increased by 10 percent compared to the year before. Continue reading

Polish consumers not happy with eco-behavior retailers

Recycling in ecommerce

About three out of four Polish consumers see environmentally-unfriendly behavior of sellers when they are shopping online. Among this behavior is the use of film for packing shipments, packing food products in plastic bags and packing small products in too large packages with fillers. Continue reading

Zalando opens fulfilment center in Italy

Zalando

Zalando has opened a new fulfilment center. Its latest distribution center is located in Italy, in Nogorole Rocco, near Verona. The site will serve customers in Southern Europe. Continue reading

UPS offers plug-ins for popular ecommerce platforms

UPS

UPS has announced a range of plug-ins, that allows users of Magento, WooCommerce, PrestaShop and OpenCart to add its services to their ecommerce websites. The plug-ins are part of the recently announced UPS Digital Access Program. Continue reading

Croatian Post successfully tests drone delivery

Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta)

Croatian Post has successfully completed its very first drone delivery. In about twelve minutes, the autonomous device flew from the Port of Gaženica to Preko at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour. The flight was part of a pilot project. Continue reading