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Last Mile Logistics

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics.

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omnichannel focus

We’ve all read about the growth of online retail as shippers look towards the omnichannel delivery of products to customers in order to stay competitive. But the rate at which it continues to grow is interesting. Even in the last couple of years, the number of people shopping online has continued to rise. For example, even since 2014 online retail sales have seen good improvement.

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Editor’s Note: Today’s Blog is by Carl Turn, a freelance writer in the distribution field, who is showing us how next-day delivery is changing the face of eCommerce.
It’s no secret that the internet has reshaped our lives in many ways, and especially how we shop. Gone are the days of calling or visiting brick-and-mortar stores to find the products you need.

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b2b e-commerce

E-commerce grew 10.2 percent from 2010 to 2011, and predictions estimate that business-to-business (B2B) sales resulting from e-commerce will make up the majority of sales by 2020, reports Four51. A recent survey, conducted by Handshake, found more than 79 percent of companies providing B2B sales already have customers clamoring for online ordering.

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The B2B eCommerce industry is worth roughly $1 trillion in the U.S. alone today, according to estimates from Gartner and Forrester Research. Not to mention the industry is growing at nearly four times the rate of B2C eCommerce, as distributors like you respond to the growing demand among buyers to purchase online and on-the-go.

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Serrena Merle of OnBlast.com who shows us the difference between Magento vs Shopify.Cerasis offers Magento & Shopify eCommerce solutions for LTL shipping. View more info on these solutions here. You may also watch the short video below explaining our Magento LTL eCommerce solution below.
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Mobile Commerce

Distribution companies are going to have some of the biggest impacts from mobile commerce. These effects will change standard processes, and some companies may not make it through the mobile revolution. However, distributors that take the time to learn what changes will be likely will be better prepared to become the leading supply chain partners of tomorrow.