Tag: e-commerce

LTL Is Capturing The Middle-Mile

LTL Is Capturing The Middle-MileShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics COVID-19 has made a tremendous impact around the globe, and the United States was certainly no exception. The less-than-truckload (LTL) sector in particular saw volumes drop to levels not experienced since the Great Depression. However, for [...]

Written by on April 8, 2021

Shipping Challenges For The 2021 Produce Season

Shipping Challenges For The 2021 Produce SeasonShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Volume increases in shipping can drive up rates and create challenging conditions in freight capacity. Under normal conditions, the strain on CPG shippers occurs tidally. Produce season causes disruptions, but occurs with a fair [...]

Written by on February 9, 2021

Shifts in Consumer Trends and the Future of Retailers

Shifts in Consumer Trends and the Future of RetailersShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Consumer behavior during the global pandemic of 2020 is proving difficult to absorb for many businesses. Fraught with the risk of infection, restricted business hours, and massive unemployment, the average shopper has [...]

Written by on January 19, 2021

The Impact Of The Amazon Effect On Traditional Freight Transport

The Impact Of The Amazon Effect On Traditional Freight TransportShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Before the e-commerce segment rose to mainstream relevance, the retail industry’s logistics part had seen little disruption over decades preceding it, sandwiched between opaque workflows and stifling inefficiencies. That said, the [...]

Written by on January 7, 2021

You Want To Be A Supplier For Whole Foods, Right?

While brick and mortar stores haven’t died out completely, the pandemic hasn’t done them any favors. Not being able to leave the house due to COVID-19, many consumers are realizing that it’s not only easier to shop online for their household consumables, but that it’s preferable to having to run out to the store when [...]

Written by on August 25, 2020

Walmart+ vs. Amazon Prime: How Different Are They?

Amazon delivered a swift blow to retailers with the introduction of Amazon Prime. Walmart is fighting back. Amazon spent years building what was to be its competitive advantage in e-commerce, its formidable distribution network. By building distribution centers across the country, investing in algorithms to optimize pick-time, and hiring operational wizards from Walmart and other […]

Written by on May 27, 2020

The Fifty Shapes of Amazon Logistics

Digital and physical are reaching a point of total convergence, something that would have been unheard of 20 years ago. Companies like WholeFoods and Amazon are changing up their logistics goals in a big way, something that is likely to ripple through other similar industries.   Amazon Tips its Hand to Logistics   It’s unarguable at this point that […]

Written by on April 21, 2020

How Can SMBs Contend With Big Box Retailers?

Small and mid-size businesses are finding themselves in a difficult position in today’s market, courtesy of the Amazon effect. Consumers now expect free shipping and in most cases they expect it to be either two days, one-day, or even same-day delivery. That’s all well and good when you have a massive financial engine to throw [...]

Written by on April 15, 2020

Amazon’s Next Frontier: The Food and Grocery Business

Amazon has already proved its mettle in the e-commerce space and in the distribution sector. Earlier in the year the company also staked its claim in the digital freight brokerage industry. Now, it has set its sight on the grocery business.    Amazon’s Grocery Connect  Unlike its other ventures, the retail giant’s foray into the food and grocery […]

Written by on February 11, 2020

Time Definite Freight & Positive ROI

The saleability of a product is not only dependent on its quality and features, but also on how it is delivered and how soon it can reach the customer. In other words, delivery has become a crucial part of a business’s success. If it’s managed effectively, it can positively impact the bottom line and help […]

Written by on April 26, 2019

Why e-Commerce is now “Talking Shop”

Retail has undergone a radical evolution over the past few decades. When Amazon first appeared online, it was little more than an online bookstore which then piggy-backed toys for now extinct Toys-R-Us. As e-Commerce began to gain ground, sites like Amazon were a good place to shop for a wide assortment of things you might […]

Written by on March 29, 2018