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Going the Extra Mile: E-commerce Logistics Costs Hit $117.2 Billion in 2017

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

As online shopping rises, so too do the costs associated with getting those goods to their consumers. E-commerce logistics costs in the U.S. reached $117.2 billion last year, representing 6.9% of total U.S. logistics costs, up from 5.2% in 2016, according to a new report from Armstrong & Associates (A&A), a third-party logistics market and…

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