Welcome to the first edition of Newgistics’ report on the industry’s biggest trends. We hope to deliver relevant, interesting stories directly to your inbox to help make it easier to stay abreast of one of the fastest paced verticals – eCommerce. We’ll cover retail, logistics, and everything in between, including online, mobile and social commerce, and consumer trends. eCommerce: Upward Trend Continues, Where’s the Top? Expect rapid rise in online shopping to peak, expert says. From the Tampa Bay Times. NRF: Online holiday sales rise 11.1% in 2012. From Multichannel Merchant. Pivoting from auctioneers to online sellers–eBay takes on Amazon.  From Fast Company. A sunny forecast for e-retail.  From Internet Retailer. comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession. From The Next Web. Transportation & Logistics–Moving Retail Do consumers want same-day shipping? From Internet Retailer. Small e-retailers have big plans. From Internet Retailer. Is manufacturing bouncing back? Global activity points to a better 2013. From Manufacturing Executive. Trying to stem losses, Post Office seeks to end Saturday letter delivery. From The New York Times. Shoppers Go Mobile Forrester: U.S. mobile payments market predicted to reach $90B by 2017, up from $12.8B in 2012.  From Tech Crunch. More shoppers reach for mobile to browse, buy. From eMarketer. Mobile drives 11 percent of e-Commerce in 2012 holiday quarter. From clickz.com. Mobile’s retail power comes from…the couch? From MediaPost. Consumer and Tech Trends to Watch Rumor: Google to launch same-day shipping service.  From Digital Trends. Price beats speed for online shoppers.  From Internet Retailer. Newgistics aggregates content originally published at independent websites, and the news, views and opinions expressed within the articles originally published elsewhere do not necessarily reflect those of Newgistics. Links are subject to change or expire outside the control of Newgistics.  Some sources may require user registration or a paid subscription. The bold text is Newgistics’ commentary and is not a verbatim quote from the linked-to articles.