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Intuit Buys Lettuce Apps For $30M To Add Inventory And Order Management To QuickBooks

Intuit Buys Lettuce Apps For $30M To Add Inventory And Order Management To QuickBooks | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Shoprunner to use Alibaba's logistics infrastructure in China

Shoprunner to use Alibaba's logistics infrastructure in China | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
US company to use Alibaba's logistics infrastructure in China
CCTV
Good news for China's online shoppers--a new player. US e-commerce firm ShopRunnber is getting help from Alibaba to grab a slice of the Chinese market.
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Logistics companies race to keep up with consumer shopping habits - Financial Times

Logistics companies race to keep up with consumer shopping habits - Financial Times | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Logistics companies race to keep up with consumer shopping habits
Financial Times
... to contend with as Britons move over to online shopping.
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Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services

Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services
Multichannel Merchant
SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Overstock.com, Inc.
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Logistics-as-a-service startup, Anchanto, raises money to deliver across Asia

Logistics-as-a-service startup, Anchanto, raises money to deliver across Asia | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
#ecommerce News: Logistics-as-a-service startup raises money to deliver across Asia http://t.co/1AkYb7Yb5t
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How Location-Based Apps Will Shape the Future of Shopping

How Location-Based Apps Will Shape the Future of Shopping | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Discover Magazine (blog)
How Location-Based Apps Will Shape the Future of Shopping
Discover Magazine (blog)
Retailers like Starbucks, Kmart, and the Subway restaurant chain deliver ads through Placecast's ShopAlerts service.
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New Amazon Prime perk: Same-day delivery for a flat $6 an order, no limit

New Amazon Prime perk: Same-day delivery for a flat $6 an order, no limit | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
New Amazon Prime perk: Same-day delivery for a flat $6 an order, no limit GeekWire amazonprime Amazon's move to enhance its same-day delivery program will provide another benefit to Amazon Prime members, letting them receive eligible items on the...
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Groupon Goes After Costco And Sam's Club With Groupon Basics

Groupon Goes After Costco And Sam's Club With Groupon Basics | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Peter Sobotta's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:56 AM

Costco benefits from the membership fees.  It will be interesting to see if Groupon can compete without this advantage.

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Major government audit urges privatisation of Australia Post - Post and Parcel

Major government audit urges privatisation of Australia Post - Post and Parcel | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Post and Parcel Major government audit urges privatisation of Australia Post Post and Parcel ... profitable, its letters business is currently losing more than $200m a year.
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EBay pilots US click-and-collect program, prepares to take PayPal in-store

EBay pilots US click-and-collect program, prepares to take PayPal in-store | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
EBay is creating a pilot click-and-collect program that allows U.S. shoppers to buy goods from eBay online and then select a physical retail location where they can be delivered.
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Koreans Buy Samsung TVs on Amazon, Hurting Local Shops

Koreans Buy Samsung TVs on Amazon, Hurting Local Shops | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Koreans Buy Samsung TVs on Amazon, Hurting Local Shops
Bloomberg
Supply chains will be shortened. Marketing margins will be cut.” Global Internet companies are also eyeing the market as the power of Korea's big retailers erodes.
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Amazon acquiert 25% de Colis Privé (pour mettre la pression sur La Poste)

Amazon acquiert 25% de Colis Privé (pour mettre la pression sur La Poste) | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Selon nos informations, le géant américain de l'e-commerce vient d'entrer au capital de l'opérateur privé de livraison de colis. Son premier investissement dans une entreprise française.

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Une information essentielle. Amazon est le premier client de La Poste...

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Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, May 2, 2014 3:43 AM

Amazon veut maîtriser l'intégralité de sa chaîne logistique 1/2 (comme La Redoute en son temps avec les Relais Colis...).

16s3d's curator insight, May 2, 2014 3:49 AM

Amazon veut maîtriser l'intégralité de sa chaîne logistique 1/2 (comme La Redoute en son temps avec les Relais Colis...).

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After Flipkart, Tiger Global bets on Indian robot maker Grey Orange Robotics - Economic Times

After Flipkart, Tiger Global bets on Indian robot maker Grey Orange Robotics - Economic Times | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Economic Times After Flipkart, Tiger Global bets on Indian robot maker Grey Orange Robotics Economic Times BANGALORE: An Indian startup which builds robots that help online retailers automate their warehouses has raised funding from New York-based...
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Amazon adds Indianapolis to Sunday delivery

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Amazon adds Indianapolis to Sunday delivery
Journal and Courier
On Monday, it started a service that lets Twitter users add Amazon.com products to their carts without leaving the social media site.
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Amazon's Wholesale Slaughter: Jeff Bezos' $8 Trillion B2B Bet - Forbes

Amazon's Wholesale Slaughter: Jeff Bezos' $8 Trillion B2B Bet - Forbes | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Forbes Amazon's Wholesale Slaughter: Jeff Bezos' $8 Trillion B2B Bet Forbes In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery...
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Aramex plans parcel locker network in Mena region as e-commerce grows

Aramex plans parcel locker network in Mena region as e-commerce grows | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The locker network will operate in a similar way to international services such as Amazon Locker and those offered by national postal services in Australia, the US and elsewhere.
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Alibaba's e-commerce head has a plan to save post offices around the world - Quartz

Alibaba's e-commerce head has a plan to save post offices around the world - Quartz | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Alibaba's e-commerce head has a plan to save post offices around the world
Quartz
Now mail carriers have a second chance to stay relevant by becoming an essential link in the global e-commerce supply chain.
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Peter Sobotta's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:22 AM

The opportunity is clear. According to the World Trade Organization, cross-border online retail sales reached $100 billion in 2013 and will continue to accelerate

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Deliv teams with mall owners to battle Amazon over same-day delivery

Startup teams with mall owners to battle Amazon over same-day delivery
Upstart
The UpTake: Amazon is testing its same-day delivery in select cities like San Francisco.
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Amazon's same-day delivery service adds two cities, but loses one

Amazon's same-day delivery service adds two cities, but loses one | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon's same-day delivery option has been a boon to impatient shoppers in those few areas where it's available, and it's significantly expanding its reach today -- with one notable exception. The speedy shipping is now ...
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Same day delivery ends in Las Vegas despite Amazon DC located nearby.

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Amazon expands same-day delivery to Dallas and San Francisco

Amazon expands same-day delivery to Dallas and San Francisco | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Company adds Dallas and SF to the cities with same-day delivery and tries out a filter enabling customers to find products eligible for the service.
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Peter Sobotta's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:52 AM

Amazon is interested in ditching the shipping middleman -- UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service.

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Diversify, Don't Privatize Canada Post: Union

Diversify, Don't Privatize Canada Post: Union | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Diversify, Don't Privatize Canada Post: Union TheTyee.ca Changes include the end of door-to-door letter delivery and the postal workforce shedding between 6,000 and 8,000 workers over the next five years, mainly through attrition, as well as...
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GeoPost takes majority stake in wnDirect - Logistics Manager

GeoPost takes majority stake in wnDirect - Logistics Manager | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
GeoPost takes majority stake in wnDirect Logistics Manager wnDirect also works for some major online retailers, such as asos, and has delivered more than eight million packages.
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Neiman Marcus Sells Stake in Chinese Website - Wall Street Journal

Neiman Marcus Sells Stake in Chinese Website - Wall Street Journal | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Neiman Marcus Sells Stake in Chinese Website
Wall Street Journal
The Dallas-based retailer is selling its 44% stake in fashion website Glamour Sales Holding Ltd., a site that succeeded in China by selling fashions at discount.
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NZ Post to expand YouShop forward service to China

NZ Post to expand YouShop forward service to China | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
NZ Post to expand YouShop forward service to China Scoop.co.nz (press release) Zara and Asos, the 'fast-fashion' chains, and online auction site eBay were among the most popular UK websites for Kiwi shoppers using YouShop, while Mac, the makeup...
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Amazon Tests Mom and Pop Shop Delivery in India

Amazon Tests Mom and Pop Shop Delivery in India | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. is considering joining forces with India’s nationwide network of tiny mom-and-pop shops to expand its presence in the booming but complex south Asian market.
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Peter Sobotta's curator insight, April 30, 2014 8:34 AM

Considering India's online market is expected to grow by 16X in the next five years to $38B, this is an interesting play.  Maybe a good opportunity for reverse logistics as well.