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Last Mile Distribution News: December 6, 2019

Stord Marketing

Published Date
December 6, 2019



Friday, December 6, 2019

Amazon Testing New Inventory Storage Service

Amazon is introducing Amazon Storage and Replenishment in Ontario, California with plans to expand the program nationwide. The service allows Amazon sellers to store inventory at additional warehouses near Amazon’s delivery operations, so products can be quickly and easily replenished as needed. The offering keeps Amazon facilities from overcrowding but prevents a potential loss of sales from understocking.

Tight Window Between Holidays Presents Delivery Challenges

Delivery companies are facing a very tight window between holidays this year because Thanksgiving fell at the very end of the month, leaving them only 23 days until Hanukkah and 26 days until Christmas. The last time Thanksgiving was so late in November was 2013, when U.S. consumers were spending half as much on e-commerce as they are today.  

Ergoskeletons Offer Relief to Warehouse Employees

Ergoskeletons can be worn by warehouse employees to help lift and carry freight, relieving physical stress and pressure which is worsened during the holiday season. FreightWaves reported this week that FM Logistics’s Ergoskel has been determined to reduce strain on the back and upper muscles by 70%.