How Coronavirus Could Impact Global eCommerce?

coronavirus and ecommerce

At first glance global events can seem to have a positive impact on global eCommerce. Just like when a hurricane threatens mainland USA the local state affected will enter panic buy mode and stock up on their provisions. Then if people are quarantined or on ‘lock down’ many will turn to some retail therapy in […]

Amazon expands product protection service Transparency to more countries

Amazon boxes

Amazon is expanding Transparency, its product serialization service, to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, India, and Canada. When brands use Transparency to apply unique codes to their products, customers, brands, Amazon, and other participants in the supply chain can authenticate every unit of a product, better protecting brands and customers from counterfeits at scale. Unique […]

Preparing for a Post-Brexit Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy

Brexit

The UK is currently pegged as the third largest market for e-commerce trade in the world. In fact, new figures show that Britain has become a favourite online supermarket for shoppers across the EU, with 32% of Germans surveyed saying they have bought goods online from the UK in the past 12 months. However, recent confusion over exactly when […]

IKEA Takes On Amazon – A Look at How Big Box Retailers Adapt to eCommerce

It seems it took nearly 15 years for companies such as Walmart and Target to finally realize that if they didn’t put more focus on eCommerce, their business may be swept up by Amazon. We have seen Walmart and Target make strategic acquisitions or build partnerships with third-parties to expand their online business, but also […]

DHL Suggests 95% of Companies are Lacking in Supply Chain Digitalization

What follow is a press release from DHL that shows how much many companies are lacking in utilizing technology to improve operations. At the end, there is a link to research. We think this makes for interesting reading and even if it is beyond the reach of many small businesses to implement all the ideas […]

UPS, Sealed Air collaborate on improving packaging for online retailers

UPS Sealed Air Innovation Center

UPS and Sealed Air announced this week the opening of their Packaging Innovation Center in Louisville, KY. on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus. The Packaging Innovation Center is the next step in a partnership announced in November 2016. The goal is to prepare businesses for the future of supply chains, fulfillment, and packaging. The […]