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eCommerce
Online shoppers leaving cart because of high shipping costs - report
New research commissioned by HUBBED reveals 90% of online shoppers abandoned a cart due to high shipping costs, and 64% say the lack of security was a purchase deterrent.
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Ebay
FedEx and eBay team up to boost APAC eCommerce options
FedEx Express' new alliance with eBay enables eBay sellers in APAC to sign up for a FedEx account and access the full spectrum of FedEx e-commerce delivery service options at competitive rates.
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Manhattan Associates
Orders with multiple shipments causing customer dissatisfaction
76% of Australian shoppers indicate that they have experienced unusual delays in receiving goods they ordered online in the last three months.
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Research
Great expectations: Kiwi consumers may be let down over Christmas
New research has revealed Kiwis have expectations of quick, cheap and free delivery in the age of online shopping, but expected delays over the Christmas period may cause a change in generally positive attitudes.
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Logistics
Delivery delays during holiday season could damage brands' reputation - survey
Businesses need to ensure consumers are aware of the cutoff points for package deliveries before the holiday season, or they risk losing customers.
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Shipping
FedEx Express forms new integrations with eCommerce platforms in APAC
“The eCommerce sector has only gotten stronger as a result of the pandemic, leapfrogging traditional commerce by as much as five times."
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Shipping
FedEx launches eCommerce shipping service
Businesses can offer their customers shipment services with delivery times between 1-5 business days within Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA).
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Shipping
NZ Post, Aramex expect delays during alert level changes
NZ Post and Aramex are expecting major delays in their delivery times following the change in alert levels across the country from today.
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Shipping
Unisys enables cargo shipment tracking throughout the supply chain
Unisys developed ‘piece-level tracking’ with the aim of assisting airlines and freight companies with tracking down products travelling within the supply chain.
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Logistics
DHL eyes up market potential as eCommerce thrives
The company wants to ‘help its customers keep up with the clicks’ as eCommerce rapidly takes off.
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Shipping
NZ Post takes 50% stake in logistics firm Supply Chain Solutions
NZ Post will also shut down its Contract Logistics third-party logistics business by the end of June next year.
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Shipping
Reveel leverages analytics to simplify parcel shipping conundrum
Reveel has unveiled a new shipping intelligence platform that aims to simplify parcel shipping rates across major carriers such as FedEx and UPS.
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Commerce Systems
Pitney Bowes launches parcel sending solution in Australia
The solution will allow users to choose their preferred carrier, print shipping labels, and track packages from their device.
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Remote Working
Future trends for parcel sending and eCommerce
Shipping solutions that offer order management features, greater flexibility, and more visibility can help with cost management and optimising the customer experience.
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Supply chain
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Logmore?
Logmore is a Finnish company specialising in shipment condition monitoring using an in-house cloud service and QR code tags. With its specialisation in temperature monitoring for food and pharmaceuticals, the company is keeping busy with COVID-19 vaccine shipments.
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Commerce Systems
Increasing profit margins for your online business through better cost management
Organisations can scale operations and increase profitability with discipline and planning, to minimise or avoid disrupting their traditional business, writes Pitney Bowes head of shipping for A/NZ Ben Seal.
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Commerce Systems
How to increase profits for online businesses by streamlining shipping processes
Organisations need to ensure their shipping processes are streamlined and efficient so that customers receive their goods quickly and in good condition. 
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IFS
Ports ripe for major tech update, says IFS
IFS says Australian ports are lagging behind technologically and could risk becoming obsolete.
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Uber
BluJay enters partnership with Uber Freight to optimise global shipping
BluJay Solutions has entered into a partnership agreement with Uber Freight in a bid to further both companies' commitment to help build global supply chains. 
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Startup
Spare space in the car? Kiwis can now make a little money by shipping stuff
Lonelyseat is a new service that connects drivers with people who need parcels or objects shipped around the country.
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Payment gateways
Unisys integrates PayCargo payment processing into software
PayCargo payment processing services can be integrated into the Unisys operating modules of Digistics to offer clients real-time payment processing.
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Customer experience
Research: e-retailers failing to deliver on promises
Rising customer complaints against online retailers reflect the perils of overly ambitious delivery services, says Tryzens.
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Calix
Aussie tech company aims to nix shipping emissions globally
Calix claims its exhaust scrubbing technology can go as far as making the global shipping industry carbon negative.