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Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime... »


Costco's Newest Move to Beat Amazon and Whole Foods? Delivery

Roughly a month after Amazon snapped up Whole Foods and slashed its prices, discount superstore giant Costco is rolling out same-day and two-day delivery options for its members. »


Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Load-testing technology offers today's overworked logistics executive a powerful weapon in the fight against risk of supply chain disaster. As broader globalization, increased complexity, and shorter fulfillment times continue to increase pressure on supply chain operations, the range of possible... »


Mercedes Benz, Drone-Maker Matternet Aim to Tackle Last-Mile Delivery

A recent live demonstration of an e-commerce delivery by a drone reinforced the potential of drones to streamline last-mile deliveries - the final frontier of e-commerce logistics. At the late-September livestreaming of the delivery, the consortium behind the project announced a three-week trial of... »


Deliv Expands Across U.S., Takes Macy's, Best Buy, Others Along

In a move that it says puts it on equal footing with Prime Now's domestic coverage, crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has expanded to 1,400 U.S. cities in 33 markets, up from 19 markets previously - allowing retail customers like Macy's and Best Buy to greatly increase the range of... »


Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become integral parts of government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. »


'Amazon Effect' Sparks Deals for Software-Tracking Firms

A growing number of companies are paying to track in real time everything from truckloads of pork chops to shipping containers full of exercise equipment. »


Streetscooter Electric Delivery Van Extends DHL's Green Logistics Initiative

It may be hard to describe a 20-cubic-meter (706-cubic-foot), four-wheeled van as a "scooter," but such is the new designation of the latest collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) and Ford Motor Co. »


Wal-Mart Wants to Take On Amazon With Flying Warehouses

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com Inc. »


Target Is Buying a Company That Facilitates Quick Local Deliveries

Target Corp. - increasingly aware that shoppers want the things they buy online to arrive right away - is acquiring a San Francisco transportation technology company that facilitates same-day deliveries. »


Why Discount Grocer Aldi Is Getting Into the Delivery Game

One of the hottest discount supermarket chains in the U.S. is partnering with Instacart to offer grocery delivery - a service once reserved primarily for high-end food retailers and high-income customers. »


New All-Electric Delivery Truck Is on the Way, and It's Not From Tesla

Chanje's vision sounds a lot like Tesla's: electric vehicles recharged via clean rooftop solar power. »


FedEx to Skip Holiday Surcharges for Most Orders

FedEx Corp. said it won't charge additional fees for most orders during the holiday season, in contrast with United Parcel Service Inc., undercutting its main rival as they battle for e-commerce customers. »


Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record

Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record

Hyperloop One completed the second phase of testing its ultrafast transportation system - propelling an aerodynamic pod down a low-pressure tube at record speed and distance, the company announced last week. »


Amazon's Prime Now Singapore Launch Sets Stage for Alibaba Turf War

Amazon's Prime Now is now available in Singapore, offering its signature free two-hour delivery. The launch is the e-commerce giant's first foray into Southeast Asia. »


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