While same-day shipping has yet to become the norm, more people are willing to pay extra to receive an item the same day they purchase it from an online retailer.
If Santa checks his list twice, retailers are going to want to check their calculations twice as well - UPS recently announced that this holiday season, the company will be penalizing retailers that cannot accurately forecast how much merchandise they plan on moving.
Marketplaces have become increasingly popular tools for retailers across a variety of niches and categories, ranging from electronics sellers to apparel specialists.
One of the greatest advantages of selling products online is the global reach retailers can acquire, provided they have the order fulfillment means to pick, pack and ship items effectively.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced the first-ever Prime Day, a shopping holiday devoted to Amazon Prime subscribers, who were treated to numerous deals.