The perfect delivery: Being a mother and full-time curler not always easy

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. —Saskatchewan curler Joan McCusker could have never prepared for the guilt she would feel trying to balance the roles of new mother and elite-level curler. It was 1993 and the Sandra Schmirler rink was about to win its first Scotties championship. McCusker played second for the team, all while trying to be […]

I tried Veestro, a plant-based meal delivery service — and it’s great for busy people who want to eat healthy

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. Veestro Instagram Healthy eating often falls by the wayside when you lead a busy lifestyle.  Veestro is a meal delivery service that makes it easy to get more […]

Alphabet is re-working its Wing delivery drones to be less noisy

Before Alphabet’s Wing drones can start dropping off deliveries all over the globe, the company has to remedy one of the biggest complaints about it first. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the drones are extremely noisy — someone who lives directly under the drones’ path in rural Australia where they’re current being tested […]

These are the top 5 startups across digital freight services, warehouse robotics, AI, last-mile delivery robotics, and self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and self-driving technology are helping the transportation and logistics industry finally transform by cutting costs, optimizing delivery routes, and automating mundane tasks. Startups will be the lynchpin of this transformation because they specifically target areas of need  with cutting-edge solutions. Business Insider Intelligence examined the top 5 startups within five key […]

Tesla will ensure you get the full tax credit if it misses delivery

Even those who don’t receive their Teslas before the year ends can still take advantage of the $ 7,500 federal tax incentive in full. That tax credit will still be halved when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. However, company chief Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that the automaker will cover the […]

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 […]

How consumers rank the top delivery services in the US — and how they stack up against the growing threat of Amazon (AMZN, FDX, USD)

The transportation and logistics industry is undergoing a massive shift as a result of surging deliveries. Daily parcel volumes are higher than ever before — but so are customers’ expectations for cheap and fast fulfillment.  BI Intelligence To keep up with mounting demand, retailers and their logistics partners have been racing to develop more efficient […]

How Amazon can dethrone UPS and FedEx in the US last-mile delivery market (AMZN)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence,  click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence Outside of the US Postal Service (USPS), FedEx and UPS have dominated the domestic logistics industry — and in particular, the […]

Amazon closes its restaurant delivery service in the UK

Remember Amazon’s takeout and delivery service? The e-retailer’s UberEats and GrubHub rival is reportedly set to close in London following competition from local counterpart Deliveroo roughly two years after its launch in the UK capital. Amazon confirmed the closure to the Evening Standard and has reportedly been emailing customers saying “you will no longer be […]