10 things eft’s been reading this week

Same-day superiority

It’s a war out there when it comes to getting customers orders more quickly. Hot off the heels of the latest online shopping extravaganza in China, with a record Singles Day, comes the West’s busiest time of year, and across all markets the need to ship items faster and faster in peak periods is pressing. In this week’s 10 things we look at the traditional retailers and online e-commerce monsters approaching this critical field and what they are doing to try and succeed.

Target CEO says cost of handling online orders drops 90% when shoppers use same-day options. [CNBC]

Ecommerce Delivery Times Are Getting Even Shorter. [business.com]

Target, Amazon race for same-day shipping. [Axios]

All those Singles Day packages show the real battleground for China’s online shopping giants. [CNBC]

Retailers Take On Amazon in One-Day Shipping During Holidays. [Wall Street Journal]

Your Amazon package has a wild journey before it gets to your door. [Vox]

How our home delivery habit reshaped the world. [The Guardian]

Best Buy launches e-commerce pickup in 175 New York UPS, CVS locations. [Supply Chain Dive]

Inside Amazon's delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up. [NBC News]

FedEx robot sent packing by NYC. [TechCrunch]

To find out how to reconfigure your supply chain to run same-day delivery efficiently and get all the trends on the e-commerce and retail logistics, head over to Retail Supply Chain: USA.

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