Overstock has opened a new fulfillment center in Fontana, California, in partnership with UPS Supply Chain Services. The new fulfillment center further aligns Overstock’s logistical footprint with key customers, significantly improving shipping speed, providing more accurate delivery estimates as well as a quicker port to warehouse process.
CB2 has partnered with ShopRunner to provide free two-day shipping, free returns and exclusive discounts, allowing customers to enable two-day shipping on smaller home décor items and an exclusive discount on larger items such as furniture and other oversized items.
Long anticipated, Walmart+ has finally arrived as a membership-based deal with added bonuses. The program, Walmart stated, brings together in-store and online benefits to save customers money and time. It also gives Walmart a competitive vehicle it can use to challenge Amazon Prime.
COVID-19 has brought the supermarket channel to a crossroads, as a tried-and-true format that has been challenged to fundamentally adapt to a disrupted marketplace that could provide the sector some advantage but could severely penalize those that refuse to adjust to an altered reality.
An early proponent of buy online pick up in store, Best Buy is again looking to expand the role of its stores in the distribution and fulfillment process, the company revealed in its second quarter conference call.
Amazon plans to launch a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Temple Terrace, Florida. The new fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 750 new, full-time jobs.
Instacart and Costco have partnered to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. Instacart’s national partnership with Costco in Canada comes on the heels of a nationwide partnership with Costco in the U.S.
Instacart has raised $225 million as part of a new financing round led by DST Global and General Catalyst, with existing investor D1 Capital Partners participating. The investment comes as Instacart continues to experience a surge in customer demand for grocery delivery and pickup.
Staples U.S. Retail will collaborate with Instacart in the launch of same-day delivery from more than 1,000 of the retailer’s locations in the United States.
Big Lots has partnered with Instacart to launch same-day delivery nationwide from nearly 1,400 Big Lots stores across all 47 states where the retailer operates.