How crowdsourcing shipping through technology will make last mile delivery cheaper (AMZN)

The proliferation of e-commerce has transformed free shipping and same-day delivery from perks to table stakes — and retailers are paying the price. With daily parcel volumes surging and customers increasingly unlikely to foot the bill, companies have been tasked with finding new ways to offer speedy shipments without eating costs. BI Intelligence Among the […]

Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Psht, who needs ’em? (credit: Squirmelia) Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past). The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would […]

Christmas 2018: Is flying on Christmas Day cheaper than travelling on other days?

Christmas is a popular time to head off abroad and enjoy the holidays elsewhere. December holidays can mean enjoying winter sun away from the biting cold of the UK. But when is the best time to fly over the festive season? Many people end up paying much more than they should due to confusion over […]

Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriers

Retailers and their logistics partners have been pushed to meet growing customer demands for increasingly speedy shipping. And the steady rise of e-commerce has caused the daily volume of parcel shipments to skyrocket — two trends that, for the foreseeable future, are only going to continue. With fulfillment giants like Amazon constantly nipping at their […]

Mixed-gene French grapes may lead to cheaper, safer wine

French wineries have to use a lot of pesticide to keep their grapes healthy, and that’s both expensive and costly — a problem when some countries don’t have those problems. The country might just have a solution, though. Researchers at France’s Institute of Agronomical Research (INRA) recently received permission to grow four grape varieties that […]

Lenovo designed an Amazon Echo Show look-a-like that’s better and cheaper than the original — here’s what the $200 Smart Display is like to use

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Lenovo Lenovo and Google teamed up to create the Smart Display, a smart home hub with a screen that takes direct aim at the $ 230 Amazon Echo Show.  The Smart […]

Staggering cost of next-gen Armata tank made Russian army look for cheaper options – Deputy PM

The cutting-edge T-14 Armata tank turned out to be too costly for the Russian army which now has to look at cheaper alternatives like the modernized version of time-tested T-72, a high-ranked government official acknowledged. The T-14 Armata tank, a technological marvel of Russian military industry, is anything but affordable for the army, Deputy Prime […]

Aldi named cheapest supermarket for BBQ food at 52% cheaper than top priced competitor

The research, compiled by Good Housekeeping, tested 10 of the biggest name supermarkets in the UK. As well as Aldi, Lidl, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Co-op, Waitrose, and M&S were price checked. Seven burgers, one veggie burger, eight burger buns, seven sausages, one veggie sausage, eight hot dog rolls, 300g of coleslaw and a […]

Dubai announces new tourist visa rules to make summer holidays much cheaper

Dubai has been making a number of changes to entice visitors to the UAE. Last month, the country announced free transit visas for tourists for 48 hours, meaning people travelling through the airport for a connecting flight could explore the city. An even longer 96-hour visa can be purchased for just £10 for a longer […]

Mitsubishi hopes you'll trade driving data for a cheaper oil change

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