All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘delivery’

Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Is Amazon developing the Uber for package delivery? Amazon’s shipping costs have been rising for a while now (that’s why you now pay more for Amazon Prime, for instance). Now, it appears that in an effort to reign in these swelling costs, Amazon is thinking about crowdsourcing the delivery process. The Wall Street Journal is citing the omnipresent “sources familiar …

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Walmart Is Going After Amazon Prime

Walmart is planning to take a run at Amazon Prime by offering a fast delivery program that’s half the price. The news, first reported by The Information, was confirmed by a Walmart spokesperson. The program will roll out this summer, and will cost subscribers $50 per year. It will offer speedy shipping on over a million products – three days …

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Uber Wants to Transport More Than Just People, Reportedly Planning Big Push into Goods Delivery

It’s becoming more and more clear that Uber is not satisfied with simply carting people around. The on-demand car service, which has been valued at over $40 billion, is gearing up to make a big push into the delivery game. TechCrunch is reporting that Uber is planning to launch a same-day delivery service with hundreds of merchants signed-on at kickoff. …

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Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY

Amazon announced the launch of a new delivery service called Prime Now. It’s launching in New York City (specifically select areas of Manhattan) for now, and offers one-hour delivery on items through a mobile app. Actually, Prime members will still have to pay $7.99 for one-hour (or less) delivery, but it also offers two-hour delivery for free. The Prime Now …

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Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country. “We’re continuously working to introduce new programs and shipping options that make our customers’ lives easier,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “We know the holidays get …

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Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as a local delivery service enabling people to get same-day delivery on some items. It initially launched in San Francisco with …

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Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU

Noting that their delivery systems inside the EU “continue to improve,” Amazon is now offering two-day shipping to Prime customers all across the EU. Although customers in the UK have long enjoyed free one-day shipping as Prime members, shipping products stored in fulfillment centers outside the UK has always taken a bit longer – anywhere from three to seven days. …

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Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery–More Cities, Bigger Window

Amazon has expanded their same-day delivery to some additional cities, as well as broadened the window some customers have to order items to qualify for the service. San Francisco and Dallas are among the new cities added to the list, which now totals 12. Amazon offers same-day delivery on over one million products in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los …

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Same-Day Flowers by Drone? Not on the FAA’s Watch

The Federal Aviation Administration has put the kibosh on one Commerce Township-based flower delivery company’s plans to deliver bouquets by flying drone. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com CEO Wesley Berry says that the FAA recently told them to shut down their new drone delivery pilot program, which is still in beta. “Unfortunately, we can no longer conduct testing of delivering flowers by drone,” said …

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Flowers Online: Fresh To… Death?

What would your gent or lady love say after receiving a bunch of dying roses from you on Valentine’s Day? This is something online flower delivery customers are asking themselves. The amorous Hallmark holiday has a way of sneaking up on us and doing to our wallets what cupid does to hearts. Thus, shopping online might seem like a reasonable …

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Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery

Foursquare not only wants to makes it easier to find the food you crave, but has now taken steps to help you get it to your face with the most minimal effort. The company just announced that they have added GrubHub Seamless integration to their iOS and Android apps, as well as Foursquare.com. GrubHub Seamless is the product of a …

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Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’?

Although Amazon claims that one day unmanned delivery drones will be “as normal as mail trucks,” one high-profile CEO isn’t really buying into it yet. eBay CEO John Donahoe is skeptical, and thinks that delivery drones are a “long-term fantasy.” In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Donahoe was asked about Amazon’s recent announcement that they want to start delivering small …

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