Monthly Archives: June

In a time where sports cars are fitted with rockets and deployed to Mars it seems appropriate to cover some news about space invaders too. Sorry about the bad joke, but it will become clear in a bit, as naming a particular company SpaceInvader can actually be very meaningful. Clever use of excess cargo and warehouse space The Danish company SpaceInvader was founded

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Just when you thought everything is moving online from grocery, milk and fruits to vegetables being home delivered, the online to offline or O2O model appears to be the latest fad. In an attempt to adopt this omni-channel strategy, major online B2C players, at least in the fashion and lifestyle category, like Jabong, Myntra, Amazon

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  Amazon will develop and monetise a global logistics network Amazon have already taken a slice out of the UK delivery market diverting packages away from traditional couriers and putting them through their own Amazon Logistics network. In the UK, over 7% by volume of parcels delivered are now handled by Amazon – almost as many as

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The figures are nothing short of staggering. E-commerce sales in the United States totaled $453.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 16% from just one year earlier, the Census Bureau reported. That included a record $6.5 billion in sales during “Cyber Monday” alone and an overall gain of 17% for the entire holiday shopping season,

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The growth of e-commerce shipments has many more fleets emphasizing last mile deliveries. For congested metropolitan areas such as Seattle, the focus is actually on the “final 50 feet” of those shipments. A joint study issued earlier this year by the University of Washington and Seattle Dept. of Transportation found e-commerce and urban growth has

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While a handful of players seek out the role of electric trucks in the long-haul segment, final-mile has proven a fertile ground for zero-emission transportation. Bryan Hansel, CEO of Chanje – a company who last year introduced a Class 5 electric van – says his company is focused on the final-mile segment, where maximum payload isn’t as critical and

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The ecommerce boom in the United States is changing the dynamics among supply chain components, and it’s far from clear this will all play out. That’s the main conclusion of a recently-released report third party logistics (3PL) research organization Armstrong & Associates (A&A). Consumers’ expectations for free and fast delivery, encouraged by the advent of Amazon Prime in 2005,

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The last-mile delivery space keeps evolving. Consumers are demanding to know how long it takes to receive merchandise, food, and groceries. Online retail giant Amazon is at least partially to blame for raising consumers’ expectations since it launched its Prime (two-day) service in 2005. To compete, many larger retailers have entered the last-mile delivery business either by partnering with

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Not content to have only the keys to your front door, Amazon.com also wants the keys to your car. Following the start of the in-home delivery service called Amazon Key, the online retail giant is launching a service that will deliver packages to your car, whether the trunk or other cargo space. If your car is parked at

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