Will soaring shipping costs make Australian manufacturing more attractive?

Inside Retail

The cost of shipping around the world has skyrocketed. Until now most retailers have absorbed the costs, but with no end in sight to the shipping crisis, it’s possible the price of goods for consumers is going to rise. What caused shipping costs to surge?

Shipping Companies Expect the Global Crunch to Continue

LS Retail

©iStock/chuyu The shipping crisis is getting worse. More than 18 months into the pandemic, the disruption to global supply chains is getting worse, spurring shortages of consumer products and making it more expensive for companies to ship goods where they're needed.


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3 steps to make your shipping a competitive advantage

Inside Retail

With more consumers shopping online than ever before, thanks in part to the pandemic, which has seen more than 80 per cent go online to buy , it’s more important than ever to have the right shipping process in place. . However, if done right, your shipping can be a competitive advantage.

Retailers Pledge Zero-Emissions Shipping by 2040


Retailers Amazon, Ikea and Zara are among nine multinational companies that have committed to transport all of their cargo in zero-emission ships by 2040, reports The Financial Times. Shipping is reportedly responsible for 1.7

Ship-from-store: How Williams brought dark stores to light

Inside Retail

Off the back of launching its dark stores last year, Williams also began offering ship-from-store – online orders are sent to the customer’s closest Williams store with the right stock, resulting in faster delivery times and more in-store stock turning over. “I

Six Shipping Tips for Small Businesses

Retail Merchants

Resources & Information ecommerce online shipping shipping small businessSmall business owners have always worn many hats. They often serve as buyer, marketer, salesperson, accountant, and human resources – a true one man or woman show, if ever there was one.

France Considers Ban on Free Shipping for Online Sellers


The post France Considers Ban on Free Shipping for Online Sellers appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Headlines Amazon Books france free shipping

Stitch Fix stylists jump ship

Retail Dive

Wells Fargo analysts say a delay in the apparel site's "direct buy" option and the exodus of many employees after staffing changes are "red flags "

The Days of a $1,600 Shipping Container Will Never Return

LS Retail

sinologist) and an expert on China-related business, pre-Covid-19, the cost of shipping a container from Shanghai to Los Angeles was about $1,600. Today, if you are lucky enough to get one, it could cost you up to $20,000 to ship that container.

Sam’s Club Tests Scan & Ship App Feature


is testing Scan & Ship, an app-based feature that allows shoppers to purchase items in-store using their mobile device and have the products shipped directly to their homes, reports CNBC. “We Headlines customer experience Latest News Top phygital sam's club scan & ship

Shipping Delays and High Freight Rates Hurt All Businesses, Especially Global Small Businesses

LS Retail

©iStock/MattGush An average of 30 container ships a day have been stuck outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just waiting to deliver their goods. container ships delivery delays global small businesses global supply chain high freight rates pandemic shipping delays

Here’s why retailers are facing higher transport costs and shipping delays

Inside Retail

What’s the connection between the Covid vaccine rollout in the US and Europe and increased container costs and shipping delays for retailers in Australia? W]e’ve adapted our ordering processes and we’re leveraging very strong strategic relationships we have with shipping lines.

Amazon, Ikea commit to using zero-carbon shipping fuels by 2040

Inside Retail

Amazon.com Inc and Ikea are among commercial users of container shipping that will opt for zero-carbon marine fuels by 2040 in a new initiative aimed at speeding up decarbonisation in the maritime sector, executives said on Tuesday.

When Will We See Relief on Overseas Shipping Challenges?

LS Retail

Chinese New Year 2022 deal with reality DHL higher freight rates normality in 2023 overseas shipping challenges

Streamlining order fulfilment process for shipping success in ANZ

Inside Retail

In response to these challenges, ShipStation has released a new Ebook, Streamline Your Order Fulfilment Process: How to Optimise Your Shipping for Success, supported by BigCommerce and First Move Digital.

Case Study: How Salvos Stores optimised shipping to scale online

Inside Retail

When it came to shipping, Salvos Stores needed a solution that would allow them to profitably scale their new digital offering and seamlessly process a growing number of online orders. The post Case Study: How Salvos Stores optimised shipping to scale online appeared first on Inside Retail.

The Weekly Closeout: AAFA urges more action on shipping crisis

Retail Dive

The trade group said the administration has yet to address certain issues, and Outdoor Voices introduces the concept of snack leggings

Adore Beauty rights ship in FY21 with revenue, customer and profit growth

Inside Retail

The post Adore Beauty rights ship in FY21 with revenue, customer and profit growth appeared first on Inside Retail.

Tips for Brands Shipping Products to the U.K.


That means shipping products on time, in compliance with U.K. Wherever you’re based, international shipping is a competitive industry; companies recognise their ability to help you through the process of shipping is one key to clinching your business, alongside price and customer service.

Time for retailers to take stock of shipping costs; playing the waiting game won’t win

Retail Focus

Claire Webb from Advanced Supply Chain Group looks at why playing a waiting game won’t help retailers beat soaring shipping costs. Many retailers are looking to protect margins against rapidly rising shipping costs.

Kroger Doubles Ship Assortment Via 3rd-Party Marketplace

Retail Touch

For Kroger , the expansion of its Ship e-Commerce assortment through a third-party marketplace is the latest example. The third-party vendors will ship the products directly to the consumers’ homes. With the marketplace, Kroger will almost double the size of its Ship assortment.

Walmart+ Battles Amazon by Removing Shipping Minimums

Retail Touch

In its quest to make its Walmart+ program more competitive with Amazon Prime, Walmart is removing the $35 shipping minimum on purchases at Walmart.com for members. 4, Walmart+ members will receive free next-day and two-day shipping on items shipped by Walmart, no matter the basket size.

Best Bubble Wrap for Shipping

Small Biz Trends

Since its invention in 1960 bubble wrap has been an indispensable part of shipping. Best Bubble Wrap for Shipping. Perforated every 12 inches the unit comes with complimentary 20 fragile sticker labels which can be useful when shipping delicate items.

More Consumers Demand Shipping Transparency from Retail Businesses

Small Biz Trends

Online consumer purchases are increasing, and this means more shipping. And according to the latest research from ShipStation, more consumers are demanding shipping transparency from retail businesses. Consumers Demanding Shipping Transparency.

Americans fret about holiday shipping delays, fraud

Mass Relators

In the age of digitization and ongoing global supply chain and shipping disruptions, this holiday season is shaping up to be the year that will make or break many retailers,” said Matthew Furneaux, global commercial director at Loqate. “At Free shipping and promotions drive consumer purchases.

Today in Global Small Business: Shipping Containers in Parking Lots in Doctors' Offices

LS Retail

©iStock/Worawuth What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: The latest thing in doctors' offices: shipping containers in parking lots (subscription required). climate change climate risk digital capabilities doctors' offices OECD renewable energy ROI of future shipping containers strong recovery

How to Save Money with These Shipping Secrets

Independent Retailer

As ecommerce shopping continues to grow, consumers continue to expect free shipping and free returns, since retail conglomerates such as Amazon and Walmart allow this to be their competitive mark. Use Best in Class Tools for Shipping. E-Commerce April 2021 Issue returns shipping

How to avoid the unintended consequences of shipping online from stores

Inside Retail

That’s’ my stock, so I won’t ship it! Many retailers use Click and Collect or Ship from Store as a means of improving the speed of delivery but this is not always the case. The post How to avoid the unintended consequences of shipping online from stores appeared first on Inside Retail.

66% of Consumers Expect Free Shipping on Every Purchase

Small Biz Trends

A large majority of consumers (66%) expect free shipping on every purchase they make online. An even larger number (80%) expect free shipping when ordering a certain dollar amount on online products. Fast and Low-Cost Shipping is Essential.

Walmart charters ships to ensure freight capacity, inventory for peak season

Retail Dive

One ship leasing company referred to the charter market as "red hot" as it has signed 40 new charters so far this year

Sam's Club expands Scan & Go app with new Scan & Ship feature

Retail Dive

The new in-app tool allows shoppers to scan purchases and ship them directly to their homes

Container shipping goes digital—4 ways port authorities and terminal operators boost throughput and security

Cisco Retail

To accommodate mega-ships and increase throughput, terminal operators are automating certain manual processes. As containers are unloaded, cameras on ship-to-shore cranes capture images, including standardized markings indicating origin and destination, condition, door direction, etc.

Shipping Carriers Prohibiting the Shipment of Vaping Products Throughout the U.S.

Independent Retailer

shipping providers to jump on board with banning vape products. Which Shipping Carriers are Banning Vaping Products. Use private shipping services that collect an adult signature at the point of delivery. Retail News Smoking Products regulations shipping smoking products

What Machine Requires 40 Shipping Containers, 20 Trucks and 3 Boeing 747s to Ship Across Borders?

LS Retail

©iStock/tcareob72 The most complicated $150 million chip-making machine humans have ever built is widely acknowledged as necessary for making the most advanced chips, an ability with geopolitical implications.

Expensive long-term shipping contracts could lock in inflation

Retail Wire

Retailers desperate to get in-demand goods in time for the holidays are signing expensive long-term international shipping deals that could keep the prices of goods higher for the foreseeable future.

Delivery Platform Offers Carbon Offsets to Shipping Customers

Retail Touch

They can trumpet their sustainability efforts by displaying a banner on their shipping detail pages, assuring their customers that their deliveries are carbon neutral.

Foxtrot launches nationwide shipping service as it prepares for growth

Retail Dive

The upscale convenience store chain's Foxtrot Anywhere service offers a range of popular items from the retailer's stores as well as gift boxes

Amazon Logistics now ships more US parcels than FedEx: Pitney Bowes

Retail Dive

The company's logistics arm has grown in parcel volume and revenue, outpacing FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service every year since 2014

4 Ways Businesses Can Use Shipping to Reduce Cart Abandonment

Retail Touch

The list goes on, but one other barrier to purchasing seems to be a major sticking point for 63% of consumers : shipping costs. The True Cost of Shipping. When NuFACE implemented a free-shipping threshold, the skin care company saw orders increase by 90%.

GlobalPost Offers Retailers Scalable Shipping Solutions

Retail Touch

GlobalPost , a shipping technology solution provider, offers domestic and international shipping solutions designed to simplify parcel shipping and save retailers money. The company seeks to combine customer service, easy-to-use technology and seamless integrations with top shipping platforms in order to help ecommerce and warehouse sellers succeed domestically and around the world.

Home Depot buys a ship as a supply chain workaround

Retail Wire

The home improvement chain has gone so far as to acquire its own shipping vessel to transport goods from overseas markets. The ship will begin running next month.

Best Buy Trials New Membership Program Combining Support and Free Shipping in 60 Stores

Retail Touch

Customer Experience Loyalty News Briefs best buy Best Buy Beta free shipping membership program

6 Retail Shipping Trends to Watch in 2020

Retail Next

Shoppers want their orders the next day, with free shipping whenever possible. Here are some of the most significant retail shipping trends to look for in 2020. Same- and next-day shipping isn’t suitable for every business model, but it provides a leg up on the competition.