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uShip Study Finds Amazon, Walmart Logistics Strategies Now Influence 1 in 4 SMB’s Shipping Outlook

January 08, 2020 / Business Wire

uShip, the logistics technology platform for large and bulky goods, today released its “2020 SMB Shipping Strategies Report,” which highlights the growing importance of shipping and logistics in the SMB sector. Results show nearly half (47%) of small to mid-sized business decision makers who have involvement or influence in distribution/logistics and/or procurement/purchasing estimate an increase to their shipping spend in 2020 compared to 2019. The study, conducted online with third-party research firm YouGov, also revealed SMB shipping spend is being influenced by big-box retailers. In fact, 25% SMB decision makers said the logistics strategies of Amazon and Walmart are influencing how their SMB thinks about shipping, while 27% said those strategies are influencing how their customers think about shipping.