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The Dawn of Micromerch

When he was 13, Leo Mandella began posting photos of his street wear outfits to his Instagram account, @gullyguyleo, and with his sophisticated color sense, confident poses and baby face, he was a quick hit. His hundreds of posts earned him a follower count comfortably in the six figures, but still...[more]


DHL Expands U.S. Footprint Alongside Global Trade Growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand — and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, the company says. [more]


Pizza Unchained: Tech Startup Slice Helps Local Pizzerias Get Online and Fight Back Against Domino's

Ilir Sela likes to call himself "third-generation pizza." A 38-year-old Albanian immigrant, his extended family has owned so many pizzerias he has trouble counting them all. So when he launched a business, in 2010, to offer independent pizzerias the technology to compete with the likes of Domino's,...[more]


Why Restaurants Are Jumping on the Food Delivery Bandwagon

As restaurant operators struggle to entice more people to eat out, they are increasingly turning to food delivery as a way to overcome stagnating traffic.[more]


Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Conversations with supply-chain executives how about how they are addressing the biggest challenges in fulfilling e-commerce orders to consumers today.[more]


Drones Gaining Acceptance in Healthcare

Drones Gaining Acceptance in Healthcare

Drones have captured the imaginations of many logisticians. The uses for drones are expanding as more logistics providers test these devices in a number of ways, including inventory and yard management and, of course, delivery. While government guidelines remain either vague or non-existent, drones...[more]


How E-Commerce Has Changed the Landscape of the Parcel Industry

How E-Commerce Has Changed the Landscape of the Parcel Industry

The parcel industry is projected to grow 9 percent annually to more than $343bn globally by 2020, according to Accenture, thanks to the increase in e-commerce orders, which are forecast to surpass $600bn by 2021 in the US alone. Parcel carriers are challenged in this era of explosive e-commerce...[more]


Parcel Carriers Manage Revenue and Finance as Disruption Impacts Business

The growth of e-commerce is transforming the last mile at a rapid rate. Start-ups such as Deliv, Roadie and Instacart, along with Amazon’s own logistics network build-out, have caused a shakeup in the traditional hub-and-spoke system that FedEx and UPS spent years building. As a result, the Big Two...[more]


Delivery of Online Bulky Items Creates New Competition for FedEx and UPS

Delivery of Online Bulky Items Creates New Competition for FedEx and UPS

Omnichannel fulfillment has been increasingly adopted by big-box retailers and other outlets with large brick-and-mortar footprints. Online sales of large bulky items, such as furniture and kitchen appliances, are a rapidly growing segment as shown by the growth of white glove delivery companies...[more]


More and More Truckers Say They’re Running Out of Capacity

Should we be concerned? Truckers seem to be running out of room.[more]


There's Money to Be Made in Returning E-Commerce Orders

There's Money to Be Made in Returning E-Commerce Orders

Every week, dozens of people walk into Petals N Wax, a Marina del Rey gift store, to return items they bought from online retailers.[more]


From Virtual Restaurants to Exclusive Pop-Ups, the New War in Food Delivery Is in the Kitchen

From Virtual Restaurants to Exclusive Pop-Ups, the New War in Food Delivery Is in the Kitchen

Inside the Forage Kitchen in Oakland, Josh Kulp scrolled through the 89 pre-orders that had already come in for his restaurant’s fried chicken, getting just a preview of what the weekend would be like.[more]


Farmigo Thought It Could Kill Off Supermarkets. Here's What It's Trying Next.

Farmigo Thought It Could Kill Off Supermarkets. Here's What It's Trying Next.

Back in 2015, Microsoft veteran Benzi Ronen boasted that Farmigo, his online farmer’s market, was going to help kill off supermarkets. People would soon use their mobile phones to order non-perishables like toothpaste and toilet paper from Amazon and buy their humanely raised lamb chops and locally...[more]


Opinion: Amazon Wants a Key to Your House. I Did It, and I Regret It.

I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I'm not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least troubling part of the experience.[more]


DHL 'Innovation Day' Winners Introduce New Logistics Tech

At Deutsche Post-DHL’s 2017 "Innovation Day" at its Bonn, Germany, Innovation Center, the winners of a series of technology "challenges" introduced new products, including autonomous warehouse robots, an online platform for package drop-offs and an internet of things (IoT) approach to online...[more]


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