Amazon App that turns its UK customers into delivery drivers will spark Uber-style revolution

Amazon App that turns its UK customers into delivery drivers will spark Uber-style revolution

Delivery experts ParcelHero say Amazon’s Uber-inspired scheme that turns car owners into delivery drivers will transform deliveries. E-commerce delivery experts ParcelHero say Amazon’s launch of its revolutionary ‘Uber’-style Amazon Flex App in Birmingham this month will transform home deliveries. The UK launch, first revealed in yesterday’s Financial Times, means car owners can deliver Prime Now/Same Day items directly to customers’ homes using the new App. ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks MILT says: ‘By…

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Prime Day is the New Black Friday

Prime Day is the New Black Friday

E-commerce delivery experts Fastlane International say Amazon’s Prime Day has overtaken Valentine’s and Black Friday – and is set to create an annual summer shopping bonanza. Forget Brexit worries, global e-commerce experts Fastlane International say Amazon’s Prime Day has created a mini Christmas in July. Not only are Amazon’s own sales set to beat its Black Friday-busting results from last year; but Amazon’s retail rivals have been quick to get on board the new summer…

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Delivery Wars: This IS the Droid You’re Looking For

Delivery Wars: This IS the Droid You’re Looking For

ParcelHero says Delivery Wars have entered a new dimension as Starship Technologies’ delivery droids take on UberRUSH API’s crowdsourced drivers The battle between humans and robots has begun – in the delivery industry! Starship Technologies’ new delivery droids are being introduced to the streets of London, just as UberRUSH’s new API for its on-demand delivery services mean businesses can have access to thousands of crowdsourced delivery services built into their own websites and Apps. Leading…

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Cities in UK, Germany and Switzerland to experience robotic local delivery

Cities in UK, Germany and Switzerland to experience robotic local delivery

Starting from July, millions of people will have a chance to encounter autonomous delivery robots on the pavements of the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland as part of the testing program announced today by Starship Technologies and major industry partners. A similar program will be announced for the United States shortly. The largest European food delivery company Just Eat, leading German parcel delivery company Hermes, leading German retailer Metro Group, and innovative London food delivery…

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Product Care teams up with Paragon to take delivery experience to the next level

Product Care teams up with Paragon to take delivery experience to the next level

  Product Care, a high quality delivery and aftercare service, has chosen Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to create a superior white-glove delivery solution. The system will help manage the company’s rapidly growing fleet, made up of 3.5, 7.5 and 26-tonne vehicles, to support the rapid expansion of the business and provide the highest levels of home delivery service. The vehicles are used for its nationwide delivery operation across an extensive catalogue of licensed and own…

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Fragilistics chooses Paragon to handle rapid growth of mirror delivery service

Fragilistics chooses Paragon to handle rapid growth of mirror delivery service

    Fragilistics has adopted Paragon’s routing and scheduling software following the rapid expansion of the business since its launch in 2013. The UK’s only dedicated mirror delivery operation, Fragilistics has seen order volumes double in the past 12 months and now serves almost 250 online retailers. As a result, the company required advanced route planning software that would help fulfil its current logistics needs and ensure it was best placed for future expansion. Fragilistics…

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Returning Christmas Gifts – The Forgotten Challenge For Retailers

Returning Christmas Gifts – The Forgotten Challenge For Retailers

The Christmas rush can be challenging but also highly profitable for retailers.  Many e-commerce businesses focus time and money on providing customers with efficient and flexible delivery options in order to capitalise on this heightened demand. But when it comes to the inevitable post-Christmas return of unwanted goods the same level of attention and efficiency is not always apparent.  Here, Paul Galpin, Managing Director, P2P Mailing, outlines the importance of developing a customer-friendly returns platform…

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Cognito iQ Revolutionises Online Shopping For Argos Customers

Cognito iQ Revolutionises Online Shopping For Argos Customers

The UK’s leading digital retailer chooses Cognito iQ to provide the technology behind its Fast Track delivery service across the UK and Ireland. Cognito iQ, the leading provider of cloud-based management solutions for the mobile workforce, has been selected by Argos to power the delivery intelligence for its Fast Track service, the first same day UK wide delivery service from a high street retailer. The Cognito iQ platform gives Argos the agility, flexibility and traceability to fulfil the same…

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Amazon.com will begin competing directly with UPS, FedEx and DHL

Amazon.com will begin competing directly with UPS, FedEx and DHL

Amazon’s full acquisition of a French package-delivery company, expected soon, would make it a direct competitor of delivery titans such as UPS and FedEx. Some analysts think Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service that competes even more broadly. By Jay Greene Seattle Times business reporter Within a few weeks, Amazon.com will begin competing directly with longtime partners United Parcel Service, FedEx and DHL. But not in the United States. At least, not yet. Sometime in…

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2-Man Deliveries Take Away The Unwanted Consumer Delivery Surprises

2-Man Deliveries Take Away The Unwanted Consumer Delivery Surprises

With Christmas just around the corner, consumers will soon start placing their orders in preparation for the big day. Whether it’s the latest flat-screen TV, a bigger table for the dining room, or a new dishwasher to help clear up after the Christmas meal, customers expect top-notch service when having their goods delivered. With larger products like these, this can be difficult, however. Customers are often left feeling annoyed and cheated by couriers who won’t…

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