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UK’s Royal Mail Attributes 80 Percent Rise in Returns to Try-Before-You-Buy and Subscriptions

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.

Royal Mail’s anticipated 80 percent rise in post-holiday returns on the first business day of the new year is due in part to the subscription craze and try-before-you-buy services, the organization said Wednesday. The mail service, which has operated in the United Kingdom for more than half a millennium, released its anticipatory numbers for returns,…

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