The super-fast delivery market is booming

Nov 26, 2021
Rather than waiting a day or two for an online order, ultra-fast delivery apps are promising orders can be delivered in as little as 10 minutes.
Getir employees prepare online grocery orders for delivery at a store warehouse in Istanbul in October 2021.
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Shipping company profits and costs have increased amid pandemic e-commerce boom

Feb 1, 2021
Companies that deliver packages have had to expand capacity to handle surges and upgrade safety measures.
A UPS driver gets into his truck while on his delivery route on July 30, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif.
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What if delivery vans took your stuff away instead of dropping off packages?

A fiction writer's surreal take on the COVID-19 economy imagines a world where delivery vans arrive and confiscate your things.
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What will it take for in-home delivery services to grow?

Feb 12, 2020
In the grocery wars, every innovation counts.
Walmart InHome Delivery associate Nick Burmaster puts on the camera that will livestream the day’s deliveries.
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Driverless delivery vehicles are now allowed on California streets

Jan 17, 2020
The new rules still block large vehicles, meaning companies testing driverless big rigs have to look elsewhere.
A Nuro delivery bot drops off groceries.
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If you think delivery trucks contribute to road congestion now ... just wait

Jan 15, 2020
The World Economic Forum says there could be 36% more delivery vehicles on the roads over the next decade.
A FedEx delivery truck in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in August 2019.
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Scooters now sharing the delivery lane

Dec 19, 2019
Increasing demand for faster deliveries is part of what’s driving companies to experiment.
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Six fewer shipping days till Christmas puts pressure on UPS, FedEx and USPS

Dec 5, 2019
This year's late Thanksgiving has put shippers on alert. They're reminding customers to send their gifts early.
UPS has sent emails and social media messages about shipping deadlines. Above, a UPS worker sorts packages in San Francisco.
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Pizza companies watch others go for a slice of the pie

Aug 8, 2019
Food delivery apps offer consumers a wider variety of eat-at-home options.
Papa John's reported this week that its sales are weak.
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