Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Launches ‘Business Prime’ to Bring Quick Delivery to Work

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Inc. launched a Prime membership service for businesses, looking to replicate in the workplace the quick delivery of online orders that made it a go-to shopping destination for households.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Analysis: To Understand Amazon’s Delivery Ambitions, Consider the Long Game

An Amazon Prime truck delivers an Australian fern to Amazon’s campus for the ceremonial first planting at The Spheres in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/AP Images for Amazon

In the future—and you have to look far ahead when considering the movements of CEO Jeff Bezos—Amazon could expand the services to any merchant selling anything to anyone. This would push it deeper into the territory of UPS and FedEx.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Drives Global Package Shipping Volume to Rise 48% in Two Years

The driver for an independent contractor to FedEx Corp. delivers packages in Midtown Manhattan in New York. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Global package shipping volume increased by 48% during the past two years, powered by growth in e-commerce, according to a report released last week by technology company Pitney Bowes.

Paul Schott | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
September 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robots Intended to Reduce Cost of ‘Last-Mile’ Deliveries

Robby Technologies

Robby Technologies is one of three companies that have reached out to the city of Mountain View, Calif., for permission to test robots there.

John Orr | Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News
September 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Delivery Without Drivers: Domino’s, Ford Team Up for Test

The specially designed delivery car that Ford Motor Co. and Domino’s Pizza will use to test self-driving pizza deliveries, at Domino’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dee-Ann Durbin/AP

No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars.

Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Auto Writer
August 29, 2017
Business, TCA

Concrete Truck Driver Strike That Slowed Seattle Construction Ends With Labor Deal

celebrating Teamsters Teamsters Local 174

The strike by Seattle concrete delivery truck drivers that slowed construction projects across King County, Washington, is coming to an end following a labor agreement reached Aug. 18.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Eyes the Finish Line in Online Delivery With Home Hub Lockers

Amazon Hub Screenshot via doesn’t just want to control the “last mile” of online delivery. The company wants to own the finish line, too.

Thomas Lee | San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Chinese Delivery Company Gets Approval for Drone Deliveries

SF Holding delivery drone Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Chinese delivery company SF Holding said it has obtained a landmark license from the country’s military authorities to use drones to deliver commercial packages and was conducting the country’s first drone pilot demonstration zone.

By Fan Feifei | Asia News Network
July 6, 2017

UPS Drone

UPS Inc., teaming up with drone-maker CyPhy Works, announced drone tests to deliver packages in remote areas.The first test was earlier this week to move medicine from a Boston area community to Children’s Island, located about three miles from the mainland and without automobile access. UPS also has done drone application tests inside warehouses to track stock availability and assessment of relief aid deliveries, also in hard-to-reach locations. (video by UPS Inc.)

September 23, 2016

Volvo Said to Near Deal to Deliver Packages to Parked Cars

Johnathan Lobel/Flickr

Working households may soon have an alternative to the modern dilemma of how to take delivery of stuff ordered online: have it dropped off in your car.

Bloomberg News
November 17, 2014