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Update : Amazon Prime Day

Stephanie 6/2/2021 4:07:56 PM

Amazon recently announced the date for their annual sale: June 21st and 22nd! Get your coin purses ready, according to Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime, “Amazon will offer upwards of two million deals on products to Prime members this year”. What a time to be an Amazon Prime member.  This year, the company is shining the spotlight on small businesses as a way to demonstrate how the savings event benefits independent merchants that sell their goods through their website. ....
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FedEx Peak Surcharge Update

Stephanie 5/24/2021 11:44:14 AM

FedEx has kept commerce moving and delivered critical shipments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the virus continues to generate elevated volumes, high demand for capacity and increased operating costs across our network. Effective June 21, 2021 until further notice, the per-package charge for the Peak-Additional Handling Surcharge will increase. This surcharge increase will allow FedEx to continue providing the best possible service during this challenging time.....
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Global Container Shortage

Stephanie 5/21/2021 5:53:36 PM

There are currently not enough containers in the world to handle the vastly large cargo demand. It is no surprise that the shortage of boxes was sure to contribute to inflammation due to demand “outstripping the availability of containers” however, after months of this container  shortage, how bad does the issue remain?     Two of the top public leasing companies — Triton International (NYSE: TRTN) and CAI International (NYSE: CAI) — commented on container availability as they repo....
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Amazon Air in its Prime

Stephanie 5/18/2021 2:17:02 PM

Amazon recently added Pittsburgh and Kansas City, Missouri to its rapidly growing network of airports served by its inhouse cargo airline which helps the company cut ground transportation time and quickly deliver online orders to businesses and customers. Amazon has built Amazon Air over five years into a significant express delivery carrier to support two-day and next-day delivery for its Prime customers. Amazon’s online retail sales increased nearly 39% last year and now represent a....
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Amazon Prime Day

Stephanie 5/7/2021 7:29:13 PM

Besides Black Friday, what is the next big day when it comes to online shopping? You guessed it, Amazon Prime Day! Although there is not an exact date for when Prime Day will be, the company said during its most recent earnings report the event will take place "later in the second quarter of 2021," which hints at sometime in June. What exactly is Amazon Prime Day you might ask? Prime Day is an annual two day event for Amazon Prime members to have access to the top-rated items at th....
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An e-commerce Boom

Stephanie 4/23/2021 6:31:48 PM

  An accelerated shift away from brick-and-mortar shopping and toward e-commerce was perhaps one of the most pronounced economic impacts of the pandemic. This overall trend is here to stay, even as pandemic-related mandates and restrictions are lifted across the country.  Consumer behavior was unpredictable throughout much of the coronavirus pandemic. This time last year, widespread lockdowns and panic-buying sent the transportation markets on a monthslong roller-coaster r....
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