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Ace Hardware: Another Same-Day Delivery Strategy

In recent years, companies such as Google and Amazon have stepped up their same-day delivery efforts — believing that this can be a key competitive advantage for firms with an adequate distribution structure to handle same-day deliveries. Ace Hardware is one … Continue reading

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Google Testing Same-Day Delivery Service

Just yesterday, we blogged about Google’s plans for opening stores. There are also reports that Google has begun testing its entry into the emerging same-day delivery competitive marketplace. This involves Google assisting other firms rather than delivery from Google-owned stores. According to … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Looking to Same-Day Shipping

Amazon is already an online retailing behemoth. It’s free standard shipping on orders of $25 or more has led the industry for years. Amazon Prime (at $79/year) gives shoppers guaranteed two-day delivery without a minimum purchase amount, as well as … Continue reading

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