The omni-channel marathon is turning into a sprint to win the consumer over in the last mile – but that race is far from over. With the increase in mobile and online shopping, delivery wars have been set and with them, aggressive same-day deliveries that target 1-2 hour delivery windows. But it remains to be seen if consumers will pay extra for it. The heated competition among retailers large and small… Read More
Instant gratification keeps getting more instant in the shopping world. In the race to keep up with e-commerce players, retail giants Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will this fall launch same-day delivery services in 50 of their stores – across eight Macy’s markets and four of Bloomingdale’s.
The move is a direct response to relentless competition from e-commerce players like Amazon.com and eBay, which have been… Read More
Widespread same-day delivery won’t be viable this year or next for most retailers. Why the delay? Especially when topics like drone-delivery have become regular dinner table talk?
It all comes down to the logistics networks that currently support the majority of retailers. These systems, with few exceptions, were based on a model developed before… Read More
JLL’s inaugural Big Box Velocity Index says, that demand for U.S. industrial distribution centers larger than 300,000 square feet is high and rising. Improving economic conditions, the continuing growth of e-commerce and a deep bench of tenants seeking space has created a highly competitive fight for industrial and warehousing space. As a result, there are 96.7 million… Read More