delivery

Project Wing, Alphabet, drone

Burritos and medicine are being delivered via drone to homes on the outskirts of the ACT. Australian retailers Chemist Warehouse and Guzman y Gomez are participating in drone delivery trial with Google-parent company, Alphabet. Alphabet’s moonshot unit X is using its Project Wing drones to make deliveries directly to people’s

delivery, carrier, ecommerce, parcel

Australian retailers are concerned about managing high carrier rates, creating tension between wanting to meet consumer’s delivery expectations and controlling escalating costs. According to the Annual State of Shipping in Commerce Report produced by shipping and fulfilment software platform Temando, 61 per cent of retailers struggle to manage the increasing

Distribution warehouse, international package shipping, global freight transportation concept

Posties have some work to do when it comes to digital. According to a report from Accenture, shipping and delivery of goods purchased online is not nearly as digitally enabled as in other industries and lacks the investment required to keep up with the changing consumer. Take our Which-50 reader

Walmart’s ecommerce division is “moving at the speed of a start-up”. And all it took was a $3 billion acquisition. In a direct challenge to Amazon’s dominance in ecommerce and logistics, Walmart now offers free two-day shipping on more than 2 million items, without requiring customers to pay a membership,

Starship technologies

Delivery companies operating in markets with high labour costs must start planning for the future of the last mile now to ensure long term sustainability, according to new research from McKinsey and Company. The study, Parcel delivery: The future of last mile, predicts three consumer delivery models are likely to