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  • Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

    Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

    Amazon is gearing up to compete directly with UPS and FedEx, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The so-called “Shipping with Amazon” program will be an end-to-end shipping solution, with pickups from businesses and shipments made to consumers, per the report. The timeframe for rollout is soon, too: Amazon is said to be readying the service for its first launch in LA in… Read More

  • UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks

    UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks

    Tesla has another new high-profile customer – UPS, which has placed the largest order yet for Tesla Semi advance reservations. The shipping giant pre-ordered 125 Tesla Semi trucks, besting PepsiCo’s 100 vehicle order from last week. UPS has a fleet of around 8,500 alternative fuel vehicles already in service around the world, the company says, and has made a commitment to reduce… Read More

  • UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry Crunch Network

    UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

    Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually. As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase. The industry, however, is not prepared for growth, as it sits on top of an infrastructure prone to systematic inefficiencies and rampant fraud. However, disruption is coming in the form of blockchain technology. Read More

  • Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders

    Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders

    While some folks still head to the stores on Black Friday and throughout December, many of us are turning to the web for Christmas shopping. Just one complication: shipping tends to bottleneck during the holidays and some gifts simply don’t arrive on time. But we’ve sorted all that out for you. Here are the order deadlines for folks buying their gifts online who want them delivered… Read More

  • Shopify now offers merchants built-in, cheaper UPS shipping

    Shopify now offers merchants built-in, cheaper UPS shipping

    Shopify has teamed up with UPS to provide merchants on its platform with special rates normally only available to bigger business customers, and direct Shopify platform integration of UPS shipping, billing, and tracking services. The special pricing includes “pre-negotiated domestic and international rates” for Shopify sellers, which the companies say are lower than the posted… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Netflix Is Raising Prices

    Netflix is raising prices, you can now syndicate your stories from Instagram to Facebook, Magic Leap tells us nothing about what it’s doing and Amazon is testing and optimizing its own delivery service. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Red Cross to start testing drones in disaster relief efforts

    Red Cross to start testing drones in disaster relief efforts

    The American Red has teamed up with the UPS Foundation and drone manufacturer CyPhy Works to bring drones to sites of natural disasters. The goal is to use drones tethered to the ground to assess damages through constant aerial observations. This is where CyPhy Works comes in. The pilot program utilizes CyPhy Works’ Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) platform. In… Read More

  • How drones will reshape the enterprise Crunch Network

    How drones will reshape the enterprise

    Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into the enterprise. Read More

  • Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

    Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

    For the past two years, Shyp has been ramping up its efforts to appeal to businesses as a go-to, more simplified shipping service. That started off with a big partnership with eBay to help sellers ship their products. And that’s continuing today with a new model for business shipments that caters directly toward sellers looking to move a large number of products. Starting today, Shyp… Read More

  • Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One Crunch Network

    Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One

    The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taobao and JD.com; and Indian consumers flock to Flipkart and SnapDeal. Read More

  • Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber Crunch Network

    Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber

    Geographic saturation is the key to network effects and profitability in the ridesharing business. The more drivers Uber or Lyft have in a given region, the faster the pick-up times, the better the customer experience, and the more rider demand — which in turn allows drivers to earn more money, and attracts more drivers to the network. Read More

  • Shyp Returns Makes It Easy To Send Back Stuff You Buy Online

    Shyp Returns Makes It Easy To Send Back Stuff You Buy Online

    On-demand shipping startup Shyp is introducing a new key feature to its iOS and Android app today with the launch of Shyp Returns, a dedicated interface for returning stuff you buy online without stopping at the post office or UPS. Read More

  • Amazon Testing Its Own Parcel Delivery Network, Says WSJ

    Amazon Testing Its Own Parcel Delivery Network, Says WSJ

    Amazon is in the process of testing its own delivery network to help complete the last stage of delivery in a package’s trip from factory to buyer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The e-commerce giant is using Candlestick Park in SF, as well as facilities in Los Angeles and New York, as bases of operation for Amazon trucks and contracted drivers. Self-delivery would be a huge step… Read More

  • UPS Also Said To Be Testing Drone Delivery, Constant Robot Background Hum Increasingly Inevitable

    UPS Also Said To Be Testing Drone Delivery, Constant Robot Background Hum Increasingly Inevitable

    UPS is also looking into getting flying robots to deliver packages, according to The Verge, along with Internet ecommerce giant Amazon. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dominated the news cycle yesterday with the revelation that Amazon was working on drone delivery with 30-min ship times, albeit for a few years out in a best case scenario, but UPS has now confirmed that it, too, is interested in… Read More

  • Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken

    Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken

    Today, Google bought an Ontario-based company called BufferBox. In a way, it kind of came out of left field. Since it’s a Google Ventures company, one can guess that those on Google’s campus were very familiar with the service, which provides an easy alternative to waiting around for packages at your house. Not only is package delivery a bummer, because things get lost, hitting up… Read More

  • This Plastic Delivery Truck Is The Future Of UPS

    There isn’t a better way to catch my attention than using a Star Trek analogy. Well, done UPS. It’s kinda like how in Star Trek III, Scotty sees a lot of unexplored potential in the ol’ Enterprise, but the brass are telling him she’s scrap because the new Excelsior’s “transwarp” engine is the only future worth having. Then we learn the Enterprise is… Read More

  • APC unveils new Back-UPS models

    APC by Schneider Electric recently announced a new line of Back-UPS Pro models. To recap, UPS stands for uninterrupted power supply (not united parcel service). These are essentially backup batteries that help keep your machine running during blackouts and prevent damage to your equipment from power surges. As with their previous models, APC offers power-saving outlets on their UPS devices… Read More

  • PSA: Double check your ‘guaranteed Christmas delivery’ online orders

    A tale of holiday woe for your enjoyment. I just logged into my BestBuy.com account to make sure that the gift I ordered for someone on my list would indeed arrive by Christmas. It will not. Could be Best Buy’s fault, could be UPS’ fault – either way, the train went off the tracks. Read More

  • UPS, FedEx drivers to square off at 2009 National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships next month

    King of Queens Season Five, Episode 20 (titled Driving Reign) finds Doug Heffernan and his cousin Danny squaring off in an IPS truck race. Hilarity ensues — see the video clip below. But did you know that the friendly men and women of the United Parcel Service, upon which the fictional International Parcel Service is based, have their very own real-life driving competitions? It’s true! Read More