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The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. "You're going to have a whole new frontier of commerce space driven through voice and brand recognition," said Michael Levine, marketing vice president at Photon. "It's going to be a different type of playing field for these brands," he told the E-Commerce Times....

Moves that allowed major e-commerce players to jockey for position both off and on the Internet made headlines in 2017. "The year was a triumph for market leaders," said Mike Comstock, a senior adviser at GrandCanals. "Leading companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart just got stronger, as they have the resources to either build or buy whatever they need to win," he...

GrandCanals Releases Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud v3.5 and Significant Enhancements to TurboRFP Enhanced Solution Allows Companies to Take Control of Carrier Negotiations and Achieve Cost Savings of 20% or More in Weeks Instead of Months Los Gatos, Calif., August 23, 2017 — GrandCanals, the leader in analytics-driven fulfillment, today announced the general availability of the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud version 3.5.  This latest, updated...

Thanks to a data analytics platform, Grove Collaborative's shipping costs wither while fulfillment efficiencies blossom. Grove Collaborative, an e-commerce company originally launched as ePantry in 2014, serves consumers who care about buying green and sustainable products for their homes, but who also want convenience and accessibility. Growing quickly because of eco-conscious decisions about product and customer demand, the company recently started...

Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 Provides Intelligence Required to Improve Fulfillment Chains and Meet Rising Customer Expectations on Delivery Time, Cost and Convenience Los Gatos, Calif., August 10, 2017 — GrandCanals, the market leader in analytics-driven fulfillment, will be participating at eTail East, which will be held August 14-17, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. GrandCanals will be hosting a booth (#516), where the...

It had a ton of data on where its orders were going and how those orders were getting there. What the retailer didn’t have was a single place to organize the data so it could figure out how much it was paying to ship each order. “When I wanted to get my ship cost per order, I had to merge three...

GrandCanals has introduced the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs, a purpose-built analytics platform that helps third-party logistics providers manage and optimize their fulfillment and shipping across all modes, including small-parcel, less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, air freight, and ocean. Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs is a SaaS application that enables analytics-driven fulfillment. The solution was purposely built to improve direct-to-customer fulfillment. Read more on...

Logistics technology provider GrandCanals has launched an analytics platform tailored for the needs of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) struggling to adapt to e-commerce demands, the company said today. Known as the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs, the analytics application could help 3PLs manage and optimize their fulfillment and shipping across all modes, including small-parcel, less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, airfreight, and ocean, GrandCanals...

GrandCanals Introduces Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs First Purpose-Built Analytics Platform That Helps 3PLs and their Customers Optimize their Shipping and Fulfillment on Display at 3PL & Supply Chain Summit Los Gatos, Calif., June 14, 2017 — GrandCanals, the market leader in analytics-driven fulfillment, today announced the immediate availability of the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs. The solution is the first purpose-built...