Retailers have to figure out how to handle all our online returns

Dec 14, 2020
One challenge for those managing "reverse logistics"? Not enough room to store everything we want to send back, one study says.
Packages are processed at a U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Oakland, California.
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Holiday surge in e-commerce could cause delivery crunch

Nov 27, 2020
It won't be as bad as early in the pandemic, but shoppers should plan ahead.
A postal worker loads packages into a mail truck outside a USPS center in Los Angeles, California, in August.
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Cities are piloting e-bike programs in a bid to reduce delivery truck traffic

Nov 21, 2019
Montreal and Oslo are aiming to alleviate truck traffic and pollution.
A driver cycles on a tricycle delivery vehicle to deliver packages for UPS in the rain in 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
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Walmart will deliver groceries directly to some customers' fridges

Oct 15, 2019
The retail will live stream the deliveries to you ... if you're comfortable letting a stranger into your home.
Walmart will deliver groceries directly to your fridge. Above, a Walmart store in Troy, Ohio.
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Amazon delivery options are rooted in data — and competition

Apr 25, 2019
The online retail giant still feels brick-and-mortar stores hot on its heels.
An Amazon package makes its way down a conveyor belt before being shipped.
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Regulators are clearing the sky for drones to ... fill the sky

Jan 10, 2019
What could relaxing regulations mean for businesses?
A drone flies above Old Bethpage, New York.
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The post office may be losing money, but Amazon is not to blame

Apr 2, 2018
Packages from the e-commerce world have helped USPS see double-digit increases in revenue.
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Walmart steps up its online grocery delivery service

Mar 15, 2018
The discount retailer has plans to move into 100 cities by the end of the year

Amazon will pilot package carrier service in Los Angeles

Feb 9, 2018
As Amazon expands its logistics operations, it’s inching closer to developing a service that competes with FedEx and UPS. Shares of both package carriers fell today after news of Amazon’s new Shipping with Amazon service was reported in the Wall Street Journal. The company is piloting that service in Los Angeles, delivering some goods sold […]

Now Amazon wants to leave a package inside your house

Oct 26, 2017
You’ve maybe noticed more packages piling up at people’s doorsteps as we buy more stuff from companies like Amazon. Now comes Amazon Key, a service that allows delivery people to open your front door and drop that package inside while you’re gone. Sounds sketchy, but it’s starting in 37 cities next month.  Click the audio […]

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