May 7 2024
The record-breaking 20th annual Reverse Logistics Association (RLA) annual conference featured many great events and sessions, including the Women in Reverse Logistics Luncheon with Colleen Ro... View More
March 22 2024
As omnichannel sales increase, the number of returns will grow. Indeed, e-commerce retail sales have increased 8.3% year-to-date through November, while retail sales have risen two percent for... View More
March 14 2024
Retailers are realizing things need to change to improve profitability amid dwindling consumer demand and rising costs. Predicted 2024 trends can be grouped into three categories: return polic... View More
Oct. 30 2023
ESG reporting refers to the disclosure of data covering the company’s operations in environmental, social, and corporate governance. According to financial firm Morningstar, the number of pu... View More
Oct. 3 2023
The ever-growing popularity of online shopping has also dramatically increased the number of returns retailers need to mitigate. Not only expensive for the retailer, with the need to hold addi... View More
Feb. 8 2023
A muted holiday season is expected as the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts retail sales to grow between six and eight percent over 2021 to between $942.6 billion and $960.4 billion... View More
Nov. 28 2022
What's old is new nowadays, as retailers resell returned items online and in stores. According to data analytics and consulting firm, GlobalData, the market for secondhand goods is estimated... View More
Aug. 16 2022
Higher transportation, labor, and warehousing costs are driving up returns costs. According to the latest Returns Index Survey from the Reverse Logistics Association (RLA), 55% of survey respondents n
July 29 2022
The cost of returns is rising faster than volumes according to the Reverse Logistics Association’s (RLA) surveys. In each of the quarterly surveys since they began last October, costs have b... View More
July 21 2022
The cost of returns is rising faster than volumes according to the Reverse Logistics Association’s (RLA) surveys. In each of the quarterly surveys since they began last October, costs have b... View More
April 4 2022
Sorry, folks. The last mile is not necessarily the end of a supply chain. Instead, we at the Reverse Logistics Association view the supply chain as circular, encompassing reverse logistics pra... View More
Oct. 15 2021
In the early days of e-commerce, returns flew under operation’s and finance’s radar, and perhaps rightly so. The volume of e-commerce purchases was low, and returns were minimal and simple.... View More
Sept. 1 2021
With lockdowns, shuttered stores, and health concerns, shoppers turned on their computers and to online shopping as their new go-to for everything they needed, from clothing and makeup to household cl
April 23 2021
If you ever find yourself frustrated by dealing with returns, you’re not alone – over 75% of consumers feel returns are the most painful part of buying online. Of course, we know... View More
Oct. 5 2020
The holiday season of 2020 is going to be different than any that have come before it. The pandemic has changed the way that customers shop. E-commerce sales have increased significantly, with... View More
March 28 2019
In 2017, Americans gave retailers their best holiday season in over five years. According to a sales report issued by Mastercard SpendingPulse, US year-end holiday retail sales rose 4.9% compare... View More
March 25 2019
There is zero doubt that the e-commerce market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. According to Mastercard’s SpendingPulse report, retail sales grew 5.1% year-over-year to $850 b... View More
Feb. 13 2019
The next time you think about returning an item to Amazon, be forewarned: Return too many items in a year, and you might just be exiled for good. Retail returns have become such a night... View More
Nov. 29 2018
The 2018 holiday season is upon us. According to the National Retail Federation, these two months alone — November and December — represent 16 to 30% of a retailer’s total sales for... View More
Sept. 6 2018
Earlier this year, I had a “discovery” experience when I was introduced to an entire world of which I was not very familiar. I’ve worked in the mailing/shipping industry for over 30... View More