Boxing Day - busiest online shopping day of 2007

In a trend which is becoming more pronnoced there was 1.3% rise in internet shopping this year against last year. Meaning that Boxing day was 7.1% busier then the second buisest day of the year, 2nd of December.

The websites of High street stores still attracted more traffice then their purely online rivals, but only by 2.5%.

UPS Won't Turn Left

There's an interesting article over at the New York Times which high lights exactly what we're always saying to our customers. That there's always ways to make systems and processes more efficient and quiet often those savings don't come from the most obvious places.

To quote the article "Last year, according to Heather Robinson, a U.P.S. spokeswoman, the software helped the company shave 28.5 million miles off its delivery routes, which has resulted in savings of roughly three million gallons of gas and has reduced CO2 emissions by 31,000 metric tons".