SUPPLY CHAIN

Report: Google expanding same-day delivery service to Manhattan, Los Angeles

BY Antoinette Alexander

New York — Google is reportedly expanding its same-day Google Shopping Express service to Manhattan and Los Angeles, according to the New York Post.

The service strives to make same-day deliveries from Fairway, Walgreens, Target, Costco and other retailers to anyplace in Manhattan for $4.99 per store, the report states.

The article says that the service, first launched in San Francisco last year, will expand to Brooklyn and Queens in the coming months.

The move clearly takes aim at both Amazon and eBay, who are expanding their same-day delivery services to major cities across the country, including New York City.

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Pitney Bowes helps online retailer Bluefly expand global reach

BY Marianne Wilson

Stamford, Conn. — Online retailer Bluefly, which sells discounted brand name apparel and accessories, has selected Pitney Bowes to help expand its global reach.

The retailer is using Pitney Bowes’s global ecommerce software and international shipping services to help offer a seamless and convenient cross-border purchasing experience for consumers. Pitney Bowes will handle global shipping, including customs, taxes and pricing.

"The appetite for U.S. apparel and accessories brands, and the desire to shop online globally, is continuing to fuel interest from international buyers around the world," said Craig Reed, VP, global ecommerce for Pitney Bowes. "We look forward to collaborating with Bluefly to help them simplify the complexities associated with international e-commerce and deliver purchases to the doorsteps of their customers worldwide."

Bluefly is using Pitney Bowes’s global ecommerce solutions to help simplify international transactions, improve the online shopping experience for consumers and facilitate international growth. These solutions also provide access to affordable global delivery services, customs and brokerage management, and a full suite of logistics web services to help make it easy to deliver goods to online shoppers in international markets.

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Intel hires Staples global marketing exec

BY Marianne Wilson

San Francisco — Intel Corp. said it has hired senior Staples executive Steven Fund to oversee its global marketing, effective June 2. He will be responsible for marketing strategy, communications, social media and advertising duties.

"As our industry and our business is changing, we need to change the way we develop, build, and market our products, and Steve is going to be a key asset for us as we move forward," CEO Brian Krzanich said in a statement on Monday.

Fund was most recently senior VP of global marketing at Staples. He also spent time at Procter & Gamble, and at PepsiCo.

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