Amazon Prime Air – Drone Delivery – PR stunt or Reality?

Amazon Prime Air – Drone Delivery – PR stunt or Reality?

So, Christmas is just around the corner and the Amazon machine has churned out its’ favourite PR piece for generating a buzz and lots of inbound traffic, “Drone Delivery” – but is it really just a PR stunt this time around, or are we truly on the verge of a new age in delivery? Amazon first announced its intention to deliver using drones in 2013, in America, just before Christmas and the internet exploded ….

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Wincanton uses fleXipod to boost customer service and streamline workflow for home delivery operation

Wincanton uses fleXipod to boost customer service and streamline workflow for home delivery operation

Wincanton has adopted Paragon’s fleXipod proof of delivery and fulfilment solution for its multi-client home delivery operation to help enhance the consumer experience and streamline workflow processes. Wincanton plans on using the system across its delivery operation that is responsible for handling more than 200,000 furniture deliveries a year. Following a successful trial, fleXipod is expected to be rolled out to 90 delivery teams that operate from a network of 6 depots. Using the system…

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Amazon has launched its restaurant food delivery service in London

Amazon has launched its restaurant food delivery service in London

Amazon is taking on Deliveroo, Uber and Just Eat by entering the growing market for delivering restaurant food to busy Londoners. Customers in certain London postcodes can order meals from restaurants using an Amazon app. Amazon promised free delivery within an hour on orders of £15 or more and no mark-ups on restaurants’ standard prices. The Amazon Restaurants service is only available to customers of Amazon’s Prime service, which costs £7.99 a month or £79 a year,…

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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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