Bringoz Industry Weekly 11/26B
lack Friday online sales reached a record $9.8 billion. Walmart is making last-mile delivery faster. DHL Supply Chain is expanding its automated warehouse network. Read about these stories and more in our weekly industry news roundup.
Black Friday Online Sales Hit New Record
Online sales boomed on Black Friday, reaching a record $9.8 billion, a 7.5% increase from the Friday after Thanksgiving last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Deep discounts, particularly in categories like electronics, smart watches and televisions, helped fuel sales, along with lower online prices overall heading into the holiday season. Adobe predicts online sales for the 5-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday will hit $37.2 billion, up 5.4% from last year. Read more.
Walmart Makes Last-Mile Delivery Faster
Walmart plans to add over 40 parcel stations to its stores by the end of the year to make the last-mile delivery process faster and more efficient. The company also has plans to expand this capability to other locations in the coming year. This expansion aims to better serve customers with speed, accuracy and reliability. It will also help Walmart support other businesses through its Walmart GoLocal initiative. Read more.
DHL Supply Chain Expands Warehouse Automation
DHL Supply Chain is planning to open four more automated warehouses in a move to further digitize its global warehousing operations. The third-party logistics provider currently operates nine automated warehouses around the world, including four U.S. sites. The warehouses use automated storage and retrieval systems from AutoStore. DHL now uses more than 1,000 AutoStore robots throughout its global fulfillment warehouse network. Read more.
Navigating Last-Mile Challenges in Big and Bulky Delivery
Delivering big and bulky items, from home appliances to furniture, to customers’ doorsteps presents a unique set of challenges in last-mile delivery. As the demand for oversized deliveries grows, it’s essential to develop effective strategies to overcome these challenges and ensure a seamless last-mile delivery experience. Learn about some common last-mile challenges in big and bulky delivery and strategies to overcome them. Read more.
The Role of Technology in Big and Bulky Delivery
As the eCommerce landscape evolves, the demand for big and bulky items to be delivered directly to customers’ doorsteps is on the rise. With this growing trend comes the need for innovative technology solutions to help companies deliver large items efficiently and cost effectively. Here’s a look at the pivotal role that technology plays in enhancing the efficiency, transparency, and customer experience of big and bulky delivery. Read more.
Mastering Big and Bulky Delivery in an Omnichannel World
In today’s omnichannel retail landscape, consumers expect convenience, choice, and flexibility as they shop seamlessly between online and offline platforms. Managing the logistics of large, heavy deliveries can be challenging as retailers aim to ensure consistent, efficient, and timely service. Discover some strategies for successfully managing big and bulky delivery in the omnichannel space. Read more.
How to Meet Customer Expectations for Large Item Deliveries
Meeting customer expectations for oversized item delivery is not just about getting a product from point A to point B. It’s about providing a seamless and positive customer experience. Large item delivery can be a complex and challenging process, but it is essential to meet customer expectations in order to provide an exceptional experience. Here are some tips for meeting customer expectations and ensuring a hassle-free and convenient delivery process. Read more.