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Chart: As same-day shipping ramps up, retailers focus on free shipping

If same-day delivery is the future of retail, then the present is all about free shipping. Free shipping continues to gain in importance, hitting an all-time (non-holiday) high in the first quarter at 58 percent, according to ComScore. Free shipping in the fourth quarter, which is the busiest period for e-commerce, hit an even more impressive high at 67 percent. But… Read More

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Google’s new same-day shipping service to challenge Amazon Prime

Amazon, watch out — Google is stepping into your space. TechCrunch is reporting today that Google is preparing to launch something called “Google Shopping Express,” a same-day shipping service designed to compete with Amazon Prime. Sources say that the service will be $10 or $15 cheaper than Amazon Prime, which currently sells for $79/year. Google’s… Read More