Consumers grow impatient with high shipping costs for oversized items

By DC Velocity Staff // Most online shoppers will avoid sellers that charge high shipping costs or have slow delivery times, study finds. Demand for fast, free shipping continues to shape all aspects of the retail landscape, with consumers now growing impatient with high delivery costs for oversized items, according to a survey by logistics… Read More

Study: Customers don’t want big shipping costs for oversized items

By Dan Berthiaume // Chain Store Age // Amazon and Wayfair have an edge in online furniture retailing, but can be challenged. According to the new “Dream Décor” study from logistics technology platform uShip and YouGov, 56% of consumers who purchased an oversized item in the last year said they would avoid a boutique furniture… Read More

Austin-based uShip shuffles management team, names new CEO

By Lori Hawkins / Austin American-Statesman / Logistics-technology company uShip is shuffling its management team and will soon have a new CEO. The Austin-based company said Thursday that after two years as CEO, Mike Williams will step down by the end of the month. He will be replaced by Kris Lamb, who is currently uShip’s… Read More

OTR fleets could be losing more drivers to opportunities in e-commerce

By Aaron Huff / For CCJ Digital / One of the factors contributing to the shortage of over-the-road truck drivers is increased demand for labor and capital to fulfill orders in e-commerce. With more items moving through online channels, drivers have more options to start their own businesses and stay closer to home. Furniture deliveries is… Read More

uShip Expands Technology Tools

By Anne Flynn Wear / For Furniture Today / AUSTIN, Texas – Logistics technology company uShip has expanded its suite of technology tools called In-Home Delivery to offer e-commerce furniture sellers a competitive advantage. “Shipping antique cabinets, vintage armoires, and new sofas remain a major hurdle for online sellers, especially in a market where fast and free… Read More

Unboxing the Holiday Shipping Race

By Caroline Jansen, Retail Dive / For big brick-and-mortar retailers, shipping discounts are an easier cost to rationalize, but digitally focused companies can have a tougher time matching promotions. It seems impossible for consumers to shop online this holiday season without being inundated with free or discounted shipping offers. But in the middle of the… Read More

What Walmart’s New Shipping Policies Mean For Third-Party Sellers

By Krystina Morgan, Independent Retailer / Walmart is reportedly changing their ecommerce shipping policies by testing to see if they can deliver more products in two days or less via ground shipping rather than air shipping. As a result of this change, the retail giant began telling online shoppers in August that products in some of… Read More

How E-Commerce Sellers Can Out-Amazon Amazon

E-commerce is a runaway train with no slowing in sight. Nearly eight in 10 Americans now shop online to the tune of $453 billion in sales. Clearly, has been the biggest catalyst here. Free, two-day shipping has completely reset consumers’ expectations around the realities of speed and cost of delivery, a big reason why 100 million products… Read More

21% of Oversized Online Purchases Arrive Damaged

By Dan Alaimo, Retail Dive / Dive Brief: The retail industry has yet to solve the challenge of shipping oversized products such as sofas, mattresses and treadmills, according to a report from uShip. The study found 21% of U.S. adults who have bought such a large item in the last year had it arrive damaged, and 15% said… Read More