Delivery Logistics Industry
Thought and Leadership

 

Competition for Online Sales and Best Buy’s Earnings Report

It seems like all guns are fixed on Amazon. From Walmart to Target and now Best Buy, the "traditional" brick and mortar retailers are trying to make up ground they lost to the online retail powerhouse Amazon.

Walmart’s Purchase of Jet.com: What Does it Mean for Amazon?

Amazon.com has grown from a tiny online book seller to a behemoth in the eCommerce space. How did they manage to get as far as they have? Firstly, they managed to weather the dot com bust of the early 2000s - something other eCommerce companies (ala pets.com) could not do. But it was in its penchant for efficiency and innovation that it truly created a competitive advantage.

UPS Just Validated Bringg’s Vision

Visibility over deliveries - that's what consumers today want. In a clear acknowledgement of that point, UPS has now announced they will be providing their customers with real-time tracking of their deliveries on a map - what they are calling "Follow My Delivery."

What Amazon’s Earnings Report Tells Us About Their Logistics Operations

Last week, Amazon released its earnings report for Q1 2016. Let's just say that afterwards their investors were very happy - the company's sales were up 28% and showed a profit for the fourth straight quarter. Considering its reputation as a free spending, this is quite a feet. It's not that people didn't expect Amazon to have a good quarter, but no one expected it to be this good.

What Can We Learn From Amazon’s Purchase of Colis Prive’

It's a relatively well know fact that Amazon wants to own the entire supply chain - in fact, in many places they already are. But Amazon's purchase of the remaining 75% that it didn't already own in the French parcel service Colis Prive' is different.