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 […]

The top 5 startups paving the way for transportation and logistics within 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 […]

Nicole’s express delivery

A FIRST-TIME mother had one of the shortest labours on record after she gave birth in nine minutes flat… and was pushing for just two. Nicole Jamieson barely had time to get out of bed before her 6lb 3oz little bundle of joy Jack arrived on the bathroom floor of her flat.

You Can Now Take Delivery of a $5.25 Million Private Jet from Honda

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Amazon may have to drop next-day delivery claim in UK

Amazon’s failure to deliver hundreds of people’s parcels in the UK on time last year might have huge repercussions on the way it does its business in the region. According to The Times, UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) plans to announce next week that the company’s Prime delivery claims are misleading. The ad industry regulator […]

Amazon cuts Whole Foods delivery time to 30 minutes

It’s not quite as efficient as a drive-through, but Amazon’s Whole Foods delivery service is well on its way there. Today, the e-commerce company announced that Prime Now subscribers in the US will be able to collect their groceries from Whole Foods within a 30 minute timespan, without ever leaving their vehicle. The initiative, called […]