Kuehne + Nagel has formed a strategic partnership with 4Sellers, a German e-commerce specialist, to give 4Sellers’ customers access to additional logistics services, including storage capacity, the receipt and storage of goods as well as their picking, packing and handover to transport service providers for delivery to end customers.
Geodis has opened a 15,000 sq m distribution centre in Paris designed to support an urban distribution system using logistics bases across the city with delivery by electric vehicles.
Black Friday online spending was up 11.7 per cent to £1.39 billion, according to IMRG, while Metapack has reported that deliveries over the cyber weekend were 26 per cent up on last year.
ASOS is offering a “try before you buy” scheme that could reduce basket abandonment – but might lead to an increase in the level of returns.
Alibaba, the giant Chinese online retailer, is to invest RMB100 billion ($15.2 billion) over the next five years to further strengthen its global logistics network so that it can fulfil orders in China within 24 hours and worldwide within 72 hours.