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graph of ecommerce sales by quarter between Q1 2009 and Q3 2018

HOLIDAY

Five days till Christmas and according to Adobe, e-commerce spending is up ~18% YOY.  Some particular points of strength: mobile is up 57% YOY and everyone’s favorite new retail acronym, BOPIS (buy online pickup in store) is up 47%.

INDUSTRY

Interesting interview with new(ish) Bonobos CEO Micky Onvural as he reflects on one of the original DNVB’s first year under Walmart ownership.

FREIGHT / LOGISTICS

Uber Freight continues to extend its product with the release of Freight Insights.

UPS expects around 1 million packages to be returned daily leading up to the new year, with peaks on 12/19 and 1/3 – representing an accelerated timeline from years past.

DHL, in coordination with Easyship announces a new same-day delivery program in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.

RESOURCES

Whitepaper: Tariffs, Turmoil, and Tech: How to plan your freight in 2019

[Flexport – registration required

Webinar: Customer Lifetime Value Crashcourse

EVENTS

CES | Las Vegas, NV | Dates (Jan. 8-11, 2018)

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