The challenges of last mile logistics & delivery technology solutions

As consumers increasingly turn to e-commerce for all their shopping needs, speedy fulfillment isn’t just a “nice to have” — it’s the expectation of every online shopping experience. And if logistics companies and their retail partners want a shot at thwarting the ever-looming threat of Amazon Prime, it needs to be a priority. BI Intelligence […]

The US military’s largest base outside the US just got its biggest ammo delivery in 20 years

US Air Force/Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua The 86th Munitions Squadron at Ramstein air base in Germany got about 100 containers of munitions this month. That’s the largest shipment of ordnance the unit has gotten since 1999. It comes as the unit, and NATO forces in Europe, increase their deterrence posture amid heightened tensions with Russia. […]

The future of delivery and fulfillment in e-commerce

Digital has transformed retail possibilities. And with e-commerce sales growing at nearly five times the rate of brick-and-mortar sales, retailers need to find cheaper and more efficient ways to deliver e-commerce orders. But different age groups have different preferences for which delivery and fulfilment options are most important to them.See the rest of the story […]

Sam’s Club expands same-day grocery delivery through Instacart

Sam’s Club, Walmart’s members-only warehouse stores, will start offering same-day grocery delivery at half of its US locations by the end of October. The service will expand this month to more than 100 Sam’s Club locations, serving nearly 1,000 zip codes. To get the groceries to your doorstep, Sam’s Club has been working with Instacart. […]

‘I hope they didn’t do it’: State Dept in doubt over S-300 delivery, warns of ‘serious escalation’

The news of Russia completing the delivery of its S-300 air defense system to the Syrian Army has provoked a nervous reaction in Washington, as the US State Department said it still hopes that the delivery had not taken place. “I saw that report. I cannot confirm that it is accurate. I hope that they […]

IKEA promises zero-emissions delivery in five cities by 2020

IKEA doesn’t just want to take the pain out of assembling furniture… it wants to eliminate the environmental impact of receiving that furniture. The company recently pledged to offer emissions-free home delivery in five major inner cities (Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris and Shanghai) by 2020. Order an EKTORP sofa and an electric […]

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 […]

How startups are facilitating the digital transformations of delivery and automotive companies

Business Insider Intelligence 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. The transportation and logistics industries are on the cusp of a massive transformation. After doing business largely the same way […]

Starbucks Is Launching a Delivery Trial With UberEats

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Amazon and Walmart are building out delivery capabilities (AMZN, WMT)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Retail giants Amazon and Walmart have been actively exploring ways to get goods to consumers for some time now. And, earlier this week, both companies made […]