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5 Things We’re Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. It is a time where family and friends gather to celebrate what they are grateful for... and eat lots of turkey.

3 Ways Local Shops Can Compete With Amazon Deliveries

In 1991 catalog industry veteran Don Libey went on stage at the annual Catalog Conference and claimed that the country is heading towards same-day delivery models. Many seasoned catalog executives in the audience laughed. Today, retail giants like Amazon.com, Google, eBay and Wal-Mart are making same-day delivery a reality.

The Importance of Same Day Delivery

A survey conducted by comScore Inc. in 2013 showed 92% of consumers were willing to wait four or more days for free delivery. However, the demand for same-day delivery might be weaker than expected. According to a new Booz & Company survey of more than 1,000 online shoppers in the United States, most customers don’t necessarily need same-day delivery and, in fact, in many cases they don’t want it. Some stated they don’t want the item to arrive while they are making dinner or putting their kids to bed, let alone have it sit on their doorstep overnight.

6 Must-Haves To Deliver in the On-Demand Era

Tech investor and thought leader Semil Shah wrote a fantastic piece earlier this year titled “The On-Demand Stack.” In the post, Semil described the paradigm shift in consumer behavior and expectations, in which they now can get what they want when they want it, and know exactly where it is along the way.

The Black Friday Effect

It happens every year - Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season and with it comes the most insane form of consumerism the world has ever seen.

Are Drones Going to Take Over Last Mile Delivery? (Spoiler: Not any time soon)

Drones - even the name sounds ominous. Drones have been around far longer than most people realize, mostly because they were top-secret military weapons since the Mid-1960s. It's only in the last decade that drones, from a military perspective, have become widely known.

US Online Grocery Shopping Expected to Double this Thanksgiving

US retailers are under pressure to adopt an omnichannel selling strategy that meets consumers’ needs, especially around Thanksgiving & Christmas.