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Making adjustments: How retailers are fine-tuning their shipping strategies

In Internet Retailer’s July recap of IRCE, Kat Fay reveals how some retailers are fine-tuning their shipping strategies. “Consumers receive online deliveries nearly twice as fast as they did in 2014, according to Kenneth Kassar, vice president and principal analyst at e-commerce analytics provider Slice Intelligence. The average fulfillment speed currently stands at 3.4 days, down from 6.3 days in 2014, according to Slice data. Those improvements reflect steps that retailers have taken over the last few years to get orders to shoppers’ doors more quickly. Some have opened new fulfillment centers, others have put new software and processes in place, while some have tried more novel approaches.” Continue Reading