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  1. Magento, the e-commerce platform, has inducted Peoplevox WMS into its technology partner programme. The idea is that Peoplevox’s WMS seamlessly integrates with Magento’s e-commerce platform to enable real-time communications between the two platforms. Poeplevox chief executive Jonathan Bellwood said: “Over the years, the Peoplevox WMS has been successfully implemented alongside Magento in numerous online businesses. […]

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  2. Offering same day delivery helped ASOS boost sales in the UK by 23 per cent in the four months to 31st December, the company said in a trading statement. UK retail was rose to £300.9 million for the period, compared to £244 million the previous year. The online fashion retailer’s international business grew even faster […]

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  3. The latest batch of trading statements for the Christmas period highlight the different approaches adopted by retail giants John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. John Lewis chose to maintain competitive prices, saw sales rise but warned that margins would be hit. In contrast, Marks & Spencer refused to participate in Black Friday discounting, but saw […]

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  4. Asda has installed an automated parcel dispenser for online orders at its Trafford Park store in Manchester. The parcel tower, measure 16 ft tall by 8 ft wide allows customers to collect goods from George.com, Asos, Missguided and Decathlon as part of Asda’s toyou service. The tower, which is located within the store, has been […]

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  5. Dixons Carphone is has started operations at a 316,000 sq ft logistics centre at DP World London Gateway to help meet heightened demand over the Christmas period. It joins UPS, Lidl and fruit importer SH Pratt in operating from London Gateway. In time, the retailer intends to use the port facility, which will enhance supply […]

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  6. Kuehne + Nagel has formed a strategic partnership with 4Sellers, a German e-commerce specialist, to give 4Sellers’ customers access to additional logistics services, including storage capacity, the receipt and storage of goods as well as their picking, packing and handover to transport service providers for delivery to end customers. The range is primarily aimed at […]

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  7. Geodis has opened a 15,000 sq m distribution centre in Paris designed to support an urban distribution system using logistics bases across the city with delivery by electric vehicles. The new Paris-Bercy depot is located in the 12th arrondissement near Porte de Charenton. It will support a network of “blue bases” – 1,000 sq m […]

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  8. Black Friday online spending was up 11.7 per cent to £1.39 billion, according to IMRG, while Metapack has reported that deliveries over the cyber weekend were 26 per cent up on last year. IMRG said Black Friday spending this year was ahead of the original forecast of 9 per cent growth for the day. Of […]

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  9. ASOS is offering a “try before you buy” scheme that could reduce basket abandonment – but might lead to an increase in the level of returns. Customers can order what they want to try on, and then send back any items they don’t want. They have 30 days to pay for what they keep with […]

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  10. Alibaba, the giant Chinese online retailer, is to invest RMB100 billion ($15.2 billion) over the next five years to further strengthen its global logistics network so that it can fulfil orders in China within 24 hours and worldwide within 72 hours. It is spending RMB 5.3 billion ($807m) to increase its stake in Cainiao Smart […]

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