Amazon recently announced its Delivery Service Partners program, enabling entrepreneurs to start and run their own delivery companies. With Amazon’s cash as fuel, these new business owners can run delivery fleets of up to 40 vehicles, while the retail behemoth provides discounts on capital expenditures and operating costs such as Amazon branded-trucks, uniforms, fuel and

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      – Canadian Business unveils 2018 list of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies –   Toronto, ON (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business andMaclean’s today ranked FleetOptics Inc No. 1 on the 2018 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. Serving as a companion list to the longstanding Growth 500 ranking of

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You had better get your online delivery right or 39 percent of your customers might never shop with you again and that’s according to MetaPack’s 2017 State of eCommerce Delivery Consumer Research Report. The Importance of Delivery in Ecommerce The report states that half of shoppers (about 54 percent) say they base their shopping choices

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There is no stopping e-commerce. On the back of this growth, we have seen huge changes in the logistics industry, as carriers adapt to a new delivery economy. But what is next? Let’s take a deep dive into the 5 key e-commerce delivery trends for 2018: 1. Urban vs. rural delivery: the new divide We are

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Dive Brief: Speed of delivery is the biggest concern of consumers shopping online, according to a survey of 3,000 consumers conducted by e-commerce company Radial. About one third of 18- to 24-year-olds in the U.S. said they were frustrated with the time it takes to receive their orders. Overall, younger consumers tend to be “more

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As U.S. grocers scramble to stake their claim in the rapidly growing e-commerce space, there is growing concern that many are not doing enough to differentiate themselves and assess long-term the impact of online shopping to their business. While much of the attention toward e-commerce has focused on Amazon and its archrival Walmart, nearly every

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Taming the last mile

As E-commerce continues to grow at double-digit rates in the United States and Amazon continues to offer a greater variety of goods with more delivery options the shipment of goods between a hub and the final delivery address, last mile delivery has assumed greater importance. Further, consumers have been pushing for greener solutions- these include

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It was not so long ago that home delivery of products such as furniture, mattresses and televisions was straightforward and rigid, with few choices for customers. That has changed drama­tically with the rise of e-commerce, the influence of Amazon.com, the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and mobile apps and the ability to research, view, select and

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Standing before an audience of 14,000 people last year, Walmart Inc executives described a radical plan to help it fend off Amazon.com Inc and other online delivery services from stealing its customers. Walmart’s own store employees would bring online orders directly to shoppers’ homes after completing their usual shifts of up to nine hours on

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It can’t be overstated how Amazon has been the engine behind ecommerce’s explosive growth. The 100 million products Amazon claimed it sold during its recent Prime Day only underscore its impact. Logistically, offering free two-day shipping has completely reset buyer expectations on speed and cost. In fact, 43% of consumers expect “much faster” deliveries in 2018,

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