Amazon Drone Delivery Trial Launches in Cambridge England

By Patrick Moulton | Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Sorry to have another blog article about Amazon, but I'm guessing their Drone Delivery business unit didn't coordinate with the AmazonGo business unit press release timing. Regardless, I thought the update to be worthy of sharing and discussing.

Amazon has announced the success of its first autonomous drone delivery December 7th, 2016. The service is called Prime Air and its lofty objective is to have a half hour order cycle times --meaning that it should take less than a half-hour from the time that the customer clicks "buy" to the point where the customer has their order.

Sounds great in concept, but I have to agree with Moulton Logistics' CEO, Larry Moulton on this one and say, "I'm skeptical." Yes, technically Amazon has already proven it can be done with the success of their first delivery that was made in only 13 minutes, but there are some humorous observations that can be made from their video primarily with the "test market."

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Has Amazon Revolutionized Brick-and-Mortar Retail?

By Patrick Moulton | Tue, Dec 13, 2016

I would not want to be a COO at any of today's large brick-and-mortar retail stores now that Amazon has revealed its latest innovation, Amazon Go. The first store is scheduled to go live in Seattle in early 2017. Take a look at the future of brick-and-mortar retail, brought to you by the leader of online retail.

 

 

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How do they get World Series merchandise to the stores fast enough to supply the demand?

By Patrick Moulton | Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Chicago Cubs fans have been waiting 108 years for this day.  They watched their team celebrate with the official championship baseball cap, and the next morning retail outlets would be slammed with an influx of customers looking to celebrate with their team by wearing the same cap.  The winner of the series was not determined until game 7, so how does the manufacturer get the winning team's hats to the retail outlets by the next day?  Creating champion caps for both teams would make around half of the merchandise obsolete and be a huge cost and waste.  

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Brick and Mortar Retail Stores Changing Strategies to Compete with Online Commerce

By Patrick Moulton | Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Online shopping is becoming the norm. With American consumers spending an average of $2,000 each year shopping online, it's no wonder that big box retailers are responding to the threat of their online competition. These big box retailers are approaching these strategies in different ways.

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Must See Product Inventions: Self-Folding Laundry Machine

By Patrick Moulton | Wed, Aug 31, 2016

We are proud of our clients innovation.  In that spirit, this blog series pays tribute to some of the coolest most innovative ideas out there.

Hate folding laundry?  The next generation laundry machines will have self folding automation.

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Ecommerce Cart Abandonment: Trends, Statistics, and Strategies

By Patrick Moulton | Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Empty shopping carts is akin to window shopping: a customer peruses through your website, adding items to the online cart system. They finish shopping, proceed to checkout, and then, for a number of reasons, decide to stop there.

An average of over 70% of online shopping carts are left before a purchase is made.

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Free Shipping Offer Strategies

By Patrick Moulton | Wed, Aug 10, 2016


Free Shipping Strategies

Free shipping is a great way to convince your customers to buy your products. For example, 78% of consumers pay for Amazon Prime just to get free two-day shipping. And at least 46% of online sellers claim that offering free shipping increased their profits. It is an important consideration when it comes to staying competitive in your business.

 

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Impact of the Panama Canal Expansion June 26th, 2016

By Patrick Moulton | Wed, Jun 22, 2016

 About the Expansion

June 26th, 2016 will be a milestone date for global transportation with the delayed opening of the $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion. 

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What E-Commerce Retailers Need to Know About the New EMV Chip Credit Cards

By Patrick Moulton | Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Did you notice a credit card influx in the mail the last few months?  This credit card influx was due to new changes made in the payment processing industry, requiring U.S. credit card issuers and brick-and-mortar retailers to update their cards and terminals to the latest fraud protection requirements also known as EMV (an acronym for Eurocard, MasterCard, and Visa – the three companies behind the standard).

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