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California could limit plastics in online shipments

“We spoke to the industry this week and we are committed now to accepting amendments in the Senate and continuing to work in the Senate to get this bill through to what it is now, which is say a phase-out of all plastic products in shipping and instead an aggressive source reduction bill that will […]

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Lancashire online shipping company joins Italian group after acquisition

World Options, the Accrington-based global online shipping company, has been acquired by Italian suitor MBE Worldwide for an undisclosed sum. MBE provides e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions to SMBs (small and medium enterprises) and consumers. In 2021, it served more than one million business customers, generating 1.01 billion euros in system-wide sales, through […]

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Canadian retailers struggle with online shipping costs as fuel surcharges soar – National

Canadian retailers are grappling with higher shipping costs as couriers add hefty fuel surcharges to shipping rates to recoup record gasoline prices. Additional charges increase the cost of shipping goods to Canada, exceeding 40% for some carriers. For stores with high online return rates, such as clothing and footwear companies, rising shipping costs can be […]

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Center to develop a framework to combat fake reviews on online shipping sites and apps

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Posted: Saturday May 28th 2022, 02:39 PM [IST] New Delhi, May 28: The government today said it would develop a framework to control fake reviews posted on e-commerce websites and apps to protect consumer interests, news agency PTI reported. The Department of Consumer Affairs and the Advertising Standards Council of India […]

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Looking for last minute Bengals gear? Try in-store instead of online

As cold temperatures continue to blanket Greater Cincinnati, Bengals fans are looking to layer up in the latest gear to support the team ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship game. If you are looking for official team gear, it depends on when and where it was last stocked. Places like the Bengals Pro Shop are always […]

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Local retailers hope to take advantage of online shipping delays over the holidays

As global shipping delays weigh on online shopping plans, Eugene-area retailers are hoping to take advantage of an expected increase in local shopping this holiday season. Small business owners said they believe a factor in their favor is shoppers seeking more in-person experiences as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. “I think customers are really tired of […]

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Online delivery delays may encourage local shopping, Nacogdoches merchants say

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) — Much-talked about shipping delays may actually help local retailers. Retailers expect consumers to choose to shop locally rather than order online. As retailers in downtown Nacogdoches gear up for the Friday and Saturday Merry Christmas Market, many are hoping it will result in a shopping spree. “I feel like their online […]

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Restrictions on Online Shipping Search Advertising

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Internet advertising is big business. He can also be fierce. One of the ways businesses market their goods and services online is through “search advertising.” When an online shopper uses a search engine, the search engine program typically returns two types of search results to the shopper, both of which provide […]

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Online shipping costs set to increase further amid pandemic

An Amazon worker delivers packages amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Denver, Colorado on April 22, 2020. Kevin Mohatt | Reuters Delivery costs have increased across the country and are expected to continue as the pandemic drags on, creating a serious headwind for retailers, according to a report from Jefferies. “Recent growth in shipping […]

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Walmart+ members will get free online shipping with no minimum

A Walmart package is unloaded from a trailer for sorting at a FedEx ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland. Andre Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart said it will remove its online shipping minimum for customers who belong to its membership program, Walmart+. Starting Friday, Walmart+ members will get free next day and two-day delivery, […]

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Proposal would add New York online shipping surcharge

Proposal to add a surcharge to online shopping With delivery activity in overdrive during the coronavirus pandemic, a local MP is offering a surcharge on almost every shipment that arrives at your doorstep to encourage more people to shop locally. NEW YORK – It’s the season of online shopping. But what if every time you […]

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Online dispatch times for guaranteed delivery before Christmas

Despite the best of intentions, holidays purchases is often left until the last minute. There’s always one more person to buy, one more gift to buy, resulting in a scramble at the eleventh hour. Nearly half of holiday shopping is now done online, which means shipping time has to be factored into almost every purchase. […]