The battle of bricks, clicks and logistics

Retailing is becoming a multi-front war, with online retailers adding on-the-ground capabilities such as same-day delivery, while brick-and-mortar merchants ramp up their online efforts.

Storefront e-commerce

Cady’s Alley, a picturesque stretch of historic brick buildings along the old C&O Canal in tony Georgetown, has become a “pop-up bazaar” for a group of online retailers looking for a physical presence during the holidays.

Jeff Bezos: Come fly with me

Whether Amazon ever gets its fleet of delivery drones off the ground or not, Bezos’ message was that he is focused on building a scalable distribution and delivery platform for the future of e-commerce, not an updated Pony Express.