Inbound Logistics - Footwear is walking away with consumer dollars online. Revenue from online footwear sales will jump 9.1 percent in 2018, predicts industry researcher IBISWorld. Between now and 2023, it expects to see continued growth, although at a lower annual rate of 6.3 percent. Rising consumer spending in general, improved security and accessibility for online shopping, and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers...

PARCEL- By Keegan Leisz - UPS recently implemented a brand-new audit fee for shipping charge corrections. This new fee will be assessed if the average shipping charge correction in a week is greater than five dollars. If a shipper exceeds this limit, UPS will charge them the greater of one dollar per correction or six percent of their total corrections that week....

DC Velocity - Online truck brokerageConvoy has rolled out the latest version of a software product that helps shippers avoid booking their freight through the volatile and expensive spot market by generating a real-time index of carriers with available capacity, the firm said July 31. Seattle-based Convoy has been testing its Dynamic Backup product through pilot projects with several shippers and...

Indianapolis Business Journal - Revenue growth FY 2015 to 2017: 62% Unified commerce: EnVista has maintained what co-founder and principal John Stitz calls “steady and consistent growth over the years,” and the company’s attention to unified commerce solutions is a big reason why. Unified commerce enables shoppers to buy, receive and return items anywhere and retailers to be able to fulfill orders efficiently. “This...

Retail TouchPoints - As physical and digital commerce converge, the brands dominating and thriving in the market are those optimally engaging customers, meeting their expectations and delivering consistent, stellar, personalized brand experiences across the enterprise. Expanding channels, marketplaces and consumer expectations are also pressuring manufacturers and distributors to both improve fulfillment and service levels for their retail clients,...

DC Velocity - The speed of today’s supply chains, coupled with macro behaviors, are causing organizations to seriously consider incentive compensation as part of their overall associate compensation strategies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that warehousing jobs experienced year-over-year uptick in the number of quits, making it one of the top industries having to cope and plan for...

Transport Topics - Surging Class 8 orders in June rushed past 42,000 units as fleets and dealers scrambled to get in line for 2019 production since clogged backlogs and supply chain disruptions have largely choked off the chance of getting a new truck this year. ACT Research Co. said June orders hit 42,200, up 133% from a year earlier...