28 11, 2016

Singles Day in China and What US Retailers Can Learn

"Singles" day in China, similar to Valentines day elsewhere, used to just be a day to get random gifts for friends or go out to eat. However, Jack Ma of Alibaba had a grander vision. He saw what Amazon and other online retailers were able to do with Cyber Monday

23 11, 2016

The Logistics of Black Friday

It's the most wonderful time of the year... for some. As we roll into Thanksgiving, retailers, shippers and consumers are eyeing a different holiday - Black Friday, and it's newer counterpart, Cyber Monday. The folk-lore behind the name "Black Friday" is that in the late 1890's, after a terrible year

22 11, 2016

Bringg Partners With Unimasters Logistics to Bring Visibility Over the Last Mile

NEW YORK, November 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringg, the leader in last mile delivery management technology, has partnered with supply chain management company Unimasters Logistics to enable full visibility over the last mile. Unimasters is an advanced supply chain management company with regional infrastructure and global reach through first-class partners

16 11, 2016

TPP, Retail and Shipping… and What it Means for You

With the rollercoaster of the US elections now coming to a close, it seems that the once lauded Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is "Dead on Arrival." With that change of circumstance comes some unknowns for retailers, shippers, and consumers as well. The TPP would have marked the largest Free Trade

15 11, 2016

Walmart Brings Same-Day Delivery to China

Earlier this year, Walmart sold off some of its Chinese eCommerce assets to a local Chinese company - seen by many as Walmart's capitulation that they could not compete in a market as "difficult" as China. However, we now see that China is being far more aggressive in the Chinese

9 11, 2016

Now That We Have a Winner, Where Does Shipping Stand?

Well, it's finally over - the next United States President has been chosen. Whether you are devastated or elated today, we all now must digest the reality. Personal feelings aside, we now must look to the implications that new policies might have on logistics and supply chain professionals. This post

7 11, 2016

[INFOGRAPHIC] 20 Preperations for the Holiday Shopping Rush

This holiday shopping season, like years past, retailers, shippers, and consumers are all preparing and for a huge influx. Each player in this holiday shopping game - retailers, shippers, and consumers - has their part to play and their preparations to make. In this infographic, with data taken from a

3 11, 2016

Pressures on the Supply Chain During the Holidays

As you know, the holidays are coming up and companies that do any sort of deliveries are expecting a huge increase of pressures on their supply chain as a result. Over the last few years, especially with the increased reliance on online retail, companies have struggled with preparing for the

1 11, 2016

4 Decades of Change in the Transportation of Goods

The movement of the packages from point A to point B, which really isn't rocket science, has now become very complicated in that the primary carrier in the United States has made it very complicated to figure out what it's going to cost. From the late 1970's until today, what's

28 10, 2016

3 Things Shippers are Doing to Prepare for Holiday Shopping

Well, it's that time of year again. The holiday shopping season is quickly coming up and shippers are again scrambling to make sure that they are prepared for the incredible spike in deliveries. It didn't always used to be this way, but with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and online retail