Ecommerce

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Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part II

A closer examination of the Chinese logistics model reveals 10 areas brimming with future opportunity.

Editor’s Note: This is Part Two in a two-part series. You can read Part One here. Certain innovative logistics practices in China may be valuable indicators of future practices in the Western world as e-commerce and urbanization become more prevalent. In terms of speed, the demand for fast delivery is growing. A recent report by […]

Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I

East meets West: These logistics solutions in China could have ripple effects up and down supply chains around the world.

Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two here. Two mega trends, e-commerce and urbanization, are on a collision course that will reshape logistics practices around the world. E-commerce turns what used to be multi-package shipments to retailers into individual shipments to consumers. Consider that a shipment of […]

Our Best 2018 E-Commerce Articles

A year-end look at the top e-commerce content from Longitudes.

Navigating the choppy waters of digital commerce is arguably the greatest opportunity – and challenge – for businesses of all sizes today. That’s because e-commerce levels the playing field, allowing resourceful entrepreneurs to plug into global supply chains with unprecedented ease. But where do you begin? And how do you avoid the pitfalls that have […]

Our Best 2018 Small Business Articles

A year-end look at the top small business content from Longitudes.

Editor’s note: The past year was hardly lacking for stories on Longitudes. We explored the trends of tomorrow with thought leaders like Richard Branson and Tim Brown. We highlighted upstart businesses that are changing the way we live, work and play. And we showed you how UPS is tapping into its Global Smart Logistics Network to […]

Closing the Delivery Divide

Global consumers are tapping into the power of choice, control and convenience.

Ever heard of the digital divide? It’s the developing gap between people with and without access to computers and broadband – the digital haves and have-nots, if you will.  The proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices opened another path to the internet for more people, but much work remains to bring the digital world […]