The delivery of packages using drones starts this week in Australia. Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is going to deliver medicines, coffee and small food orders in the capital city Canberra. Before launching their drone delivery service, Wing needed permission from the airline company CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) after a thorough analysis. This included: drone
Last-mile service providers DPD and Hermes think about increasing prices for parcel home delivery at the front door. The delivery that we know as 'standard delivery' could become a premium service. If you order a package in Germany, you may have to pay more in the long term. DPD and Hermes parcel services always expect a surcharge. They now expect the home delivery industry
Salesupply, worldwide specialized partner of many e-commerce companies in the logistics fulfilment and customer care industry, opens a new fulfilment location in London Heathrow. This additional service offers many strategic advantages for cross-border retailers, such as a faster delivery, lower shipping- and return costs and a decrease in costs for customer service. The new
According to Der Spiegel, the very first multi-label parcel shop in Germany opened its doors in Hamburg. Here, DPD, GLS, Hermes, and UPS are united in a parcel shop where consumers can pick up or drop off their packages for any of these logistics companies. One of the most important aims of the shop is to reduce the traffic to pick-up points in the city and to reduce pollution.
A Localz research conducted by YouGov, which resulted in the 2018 ICurve Report, has explored the concerns of the United Kingdom's consumer on the current state of last-mile delivery of goods and services. The research highlights the stresses and concerns consumers have as a result of online deliveries. It still seems that, due to the current state of last-mile delivery