Alibaba’s Tmall Global now features goods from 14,500 overseas brands, 80% of them selling in China for the first time.
One thing every online retailer selling goods has in common is the need to get its goods to customers. While fulfillment costs vary widely, for many online retailers it can eat up 10% of revenue.
This online shipping guide consists of many articles Internet Retailer’s editors have written in the past year about the big changes that have impacted the fulfillment strategies of online retailers. Time and again we have found ourselves writing about Amazon and how rivals are reacting to its aggressive shipping strategy. And we’ve also covered extensively the changes coming from FedEx and UPS, and how e-retailers are reacting, including in some cases looking to regional carriers to deliver for less.
You don’t need a crystal ball to confidently predict that more changes are ahead when it comes to fulfilling online orders. But if you read through this compilation of articles you should have a pretty good idea of the state of play today—and be prepared for the new innovations that will surely come tomorrow.
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