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Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Tips to Help Ease the Customs Process

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Tips to Help Ease the Customs Process.Transportfolio

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As consumers eagerly anticipate the Black Friday deals that are only weeks away, shipments of the products they can’t wait to purchase are still making their way to store shelves. But before they get to retail locations, imported goods need to clear customs.
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How Ecommerce is Shaping Retail Logistics in China

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Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a more than $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last few years. For example, during Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the most popular ecommerce company typically reports sales of over $3 billion (USD) in 24 hours. Sales like these prove the increasing purchasing power of the Chinese consumers.

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Ecommerce: A Supply Chain Disruptor or Retail Opportunity?

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With more than $56 billion spent online via desktop devices and $12 billion via mobile devices in the United States during the 2015 holiday season, it’s no wonder that the most discussed topic at this year’s RILA conference was ecommerce and its effects on supply chains. The consumer shift to ecommerce is a major disruption to retailers and they are quickly trying to adapt.
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The Sweet Side of Logistics: Roses for Valentine’s Day

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Editor’s note: We posted this infographic two years ago, but we’re sharing it again today in the spirit of the holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and retailers have enjoyed a weekend of holiday-related sales. Over the last two weeks, roses have been making their way from fields to stores across the country, all so that consumers can treat their Valentines to fresh bouquets of beautiful blooms. But just what did that journey entail? » Read More

The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy

The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy

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What happens to “unwanted” items after you bring them back to the store? The movement of goods that have been returned or recalled is also an important component of supply chains. Just as a logistics strategy is central to the streamlined passage of goods from suppliers to customers, a reverse logistics strategy is essential for smooth movement in the opposite direction.

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