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Freightos launches ‘freight-as-a-service’ for online shippers

Freightos launches ‘freight-as-a-service’ for online shippers The online freight services company is making available on Alibaba.com, Tradeling.com and other ecommerce sites a service that lets online buyers choose and pay for freight services without leaving the website.

Weber Logistics targets ecommerce-backed growth

Weber Logistics, a third-party logistics company with a strong focus on clients involved in ecommerce, is planning to grow its services with new funding from Stellex Capital Management, an investment firm specializing in logistics and transportation businesses. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Gearflow emerges as a B2B marketplace for construction equipment

The Gearflow.com marketplace hosts more than 70 online storefronts for equipment and parts ranging from backhoes to hydraulics and engine components. Average order value is between $800 and $900, and the number of repeat buyers is surging, CEO Luke Powers says. Above: a John Deere excavator featured on Gearflow.com.

Amazon Business is coming for the construction Industry: Part 2

In this second of two articles, Luke Powers, co-founder and CEO of Gearflow.com, asserts that a dedicated online marketplace for the construction equipment and parts industry can provide a range of services to construction companies not available through a mass market marketplace like Amazon Business. Above: A Belaz rock-hauling truck.

Amazon Business is coming for the construction industry: Part 1

The procurement process for buyers of construction equipment, parts and tools is complex and challenging, and one that Amazon is gearing up to serve in its typically powerful way, writes Luke Powers, CEO of Gearflow.com, in this first of a two-part series.
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A look at who’s investing in ecommerce technology

Providers of industrial, high-tech and transportation products are joining retailers among the businesses that will spend the most on ecommerce and other customer-facing technology this year, Forrester Research says in a new report.

Coronavirus: Dealing with disruptions to ecommerce

Among the precautions businesses take to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, companies selling across multiple B2B and B2C channels need to review their ability to manage extra inventory while also planning for disruptions to their supply chains and distribution center operations, Alexandra Wood of LiveArea writes.

Ecommerce drives sales of transportation parts

At VSE Corp., a supplier of parts and repair services to commercial truck fleets, the aviation industry and the U.S. government, sales through its own ecommerce sites and Amazon.com are a main force behind the company’s 8% year-over-year increase in 2019 revenue to more than $750 million, the company says. Above: Trucks serviced by VSE's Wheeler Fleet unit.
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