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As ecommerce surged, PipeKnife cut its shipping expenses

To handle an influx of ecommerce orders, the maker of auto glass repair and construction tools automated order-processing and shipment-tracking with a new shipping-managing system. It increased its peak season shipping volume by half without having to expand its staff.

Pandemic strategy: Blaine Bros. drives further into ecommerce

In a Q&A report, Wendy Sorquist, director of marketing for truck parts distributor Blaine Brothers, discusses the company’s ecommerce plans and why it moved up the launch of its new website after the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Despite COVID-19, Vroom hits the gas to go public

After its 2019 ecommerce sales nearly doubled to nearly $600 million, the online car-buying service and ecommerce technology company says its first-quarter 2020 ecommerce sales surged by 160% to more than $230 million.

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 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.

B2B auto parts sales drive up revenue for Genuine Parts Co.

The diversified distributor, which sells through several ecommerce sites as well as physical stores, says it finished 2019 with strong B2B auto parts sales while industrial and office products fell in the fourth quarter.