UPS and FedEx work to automate the loading and unloading of delivery vehicles, while Amazon expands it’s in-car delivery service.
The shipping industry is not static. From operations and logistics, to accounting and business analytics–whatever your role in the shipping arena is at your company, you know the rate at which the industry changes is lightning fast.
As reported a few weeks ago, Amazon’s new shipping and logistics service is now operational. The service was originally a year away from launching, but reports have announced that the operation will begin to compete with the likes of FedEx and UPS with cheaper prices than the former.
Many of today’s convenient shipping timelines come at a great sacrifice to our environment.Feeling inspired by shippers who’ve taken steps toward more sustainable shipping solutions, we looked within our own customer base for clients who are doing the same.
Receiving shipments within two days is now a Societal norm. Since Amazon promised two-day shipping in certain parts of the United States, all it takes is a few clicks on your smartphone or computer and that new dress or phone charger is on its way to your house.
Weekly Roundup: Amazon Gets More Aggressive with Shipping, Posing Potential Challenge to UPS and FedEx
This just in: Amazon is now offering direct-to-consumer shipping services in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York/New Jersey.
While Amazon has been expanding their air fleet via jets, UPS is expanding their air transportation in a different category – drones. UPS is now the first and only FAA-sanctioned company allowed to use drones to deliver packages.
“How could they charge me four-times as much without so much as asking me about it?” That’s the question on UPS customer Irum Haque’s mind after finding an unexpectedly steep charge on her credit card statement.
Imagine you’re in your backyard, lying on a blanket in the grass or sitting on a porch, looking up into the night sky. There are stars, a planet or two – maybe a meteor streaks across the sky. Now, imagine that you are looking at all of this through a telescope; details become finer and you’re able to see everything with a clearer, more precise view.