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E-tail SMEs want bricks as well as clicks - News - Logistics Manager

E-tail SMEs want bricks as well as clicks - News - Logistics Manager | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Get a 7-Eleven Slurpee delivered to your door through Postmates - Fortune

Get a 7-Eleven Slurpee delivered to your door through Postmates - Fortune | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The convenience store chain has signed a deal with delivery service Postmates to have sodas, sweets and shampoo shuttled to customers in a handful of cities.
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Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population -- the 1percent. Residents in..
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Trucker Path Raises $20M To Claim The Uber For Truckers Moniker

Trucker Path Raises $20M To Claim The Uber For Truckers Moniker | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Earlier this year Los Angeles-based Cargomatic, announced it had raised $8 million to expand its platform. Why was this interesting? Well, Cargomatic hopes to..
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Amazon launches ‘Prime Now’ 1-hour delivery service in London, its first city outside the U.S.

Amazon launches ‘Prime Now’ 1-hour delivery service in London, its first city outside the U.S. | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched its one-hour 'Prime Now' delivery service in London.
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Cargo 'blimps' and self-driving boats among Blue Sky awards finalists

Cargo 'blimps' and self-driving boats among Blue Sky awards finalists | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The DHL Blue Sky Transport Design Award is a global competition that asked entrants to design sustainable, electric transport for private, public or commercial use.
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Why on-demand delivery startup Postmates really raised $80 million - Fortune

Why on-demand delivery startup Postmates really raised $80 million - Fortune | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Deals with the Apple store and Starbucks are only the beginning.
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Amazon is launching a 'Treasure Truck' that will drive around Seattle selling people discounted goods

Amazon is launching a 'Treasure Truck' that will drive around Seattle selling people discounted goods | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon has a new promotion where a truck will drive around Seattle offering specialty goods.
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European cross-border online sales will top €40bn by 2018, rising from €29bn this year: Forrester

European cross-border online sales will top €40bn by 2018, rising from €29bn this year: Forrester | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Snapdeal-backed GoJavas pilots 'local commerce' - Economic Times

Snapdeal-backed GoJavas pilots 'local commerce' - Economic Times | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Logistics companies are starting to provide local-level services as customers demand faster delivery of goods. Flipkart, Indias biggest online marketplace.
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Alibaba just threw $1 billion into the battle for China’s O2O services

Alibaba just threw $1 billion into the battle for China’s O2O services | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
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Alibaba is selling US e-commerce site 11 Main just a year after it opened

Alibaba is selling US e-commerce site 11 Main just a year after it opened | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
E-commerce companies are not easy to build from the ground up anymore.
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Logistics marketplace The Porter raises INR 35 crores from Sequoia, Kae Capital and others

Logistics marketplace The Porter raises INR 35 crores from Sequoia, Kae Capital and others | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Porter, an online logistics marketplace, has raised INR 35 crore in Series A funding from Sequoia, Kae Capital and other investors. The investment will be
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Royal Mail shows how it is evolving to ecommerce needs at home and China

Royal Mail shows how it is evolving to ecommerce needs at home and China | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Royal Mail has set out how it plans to maintain its leading position in the UK delivery market through initiatives that include giving online shoppers and retailers services that suit the way they buy and sell.

During its latest financial year, the company has moved further into the ecommerce market through initiatives that include giving Amazon’s customers the ability to collect their online orders through 10,500 Post Offices and setting up a shop on the Tmall marketplace to enable more than 300m Chinese consumers the opportunity to buy “distinctively” British products, shipped via Parcelforce Worldwide. Tmall is a subsidiary of the giant Chinese-based ecommerce company, Alibaba. Meanwhile, eBay buyers can now track returned items, while sellers through the marketplace can more easily print delivery labels.

But despite its partnership with Amazon, the delivery company said the effect of the UK’s largest online retailer delivering through its own Amazon Logistics network would be to hit its own parcel deliveries. It forecast that total parcel deliveries would grow by 4 percent a year in the medium-term but said the Amazon effect would restrict Royal Mail’s potential rate of growth to between 1 and 2 percent. Royal Mail said in a statement: “Overcapacity has combined with the reduced rate of growth in the addressable market to create pricing pressure in all segments.” In its latest financial year, UK parcel volumes were up by 3 percent but revenues rose by only 1 percent. Letter volumes fell by 4 percent, with revenues down 1 percent.

Other moves to suit online buyers and sellers include a move to extend opening hours across 3,000 Post Office branches during the year, with 2,000 now opening on Sundays.

The company has also refined its Parcelforce Select delivery service, giving control of pre-delivery notifications to the driver. This, said Royal Mail, “ensures that the actual delivery is based on local driver experience, rather than a centrally-generated time window.” And, it added: “We have won new business as a result of this initiative. Customer feedback has been very positive.”

Finally, a new returns portal was launched in March to enable online retailers to manage their returns.

All these new business models and adjustments generated by Royal Mail are a direct result of the increasing importance delivery and logistics are receiving in ecommerce. Retailers are making a bigger effort on thinking out of the box and expanding their supply channels to make themselves available for their consumers.

As the title sponsor for the inaugural eDelivery Conference (EDC), the Royal Mail is leading the way in highlighting the increasingly-demanding promises that are made and delivered by the logistics, operations and supply chain industry. The show will celebrate the collaboration, imagination and rigour of supply chain professionals and explore how today, tomorrow and in the coming years they can truly fulfil the multichannel promise.

The event that will take place on 13th October at Novotel, Hammersmith, will open with a revolutionary three-note keynote with C-level leaders from Shop Direct on how to approach the behind the buy button imperatives and discuss strategies and best-practices in logistics and delivery.

To learn about the eDelivery Conference and InternetRetailing Conference and or to book your place now, visit www.edeliveryconference.com or www.internetretailingconference.com.
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Instacart shopper sues grocery delivery startup for back wages, expenses - BetaBoston

Instacart shopper sues grocery delivery startup for back wages, expenses - BetaBoston | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
A shopper for grocery delivery service Instacart says she’s owed back wages and expenses for being improperly hired as an independent contractor, right as the company has started shifting its workforce to some part-time employees.
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Logistics start-up Daakiyaa to raise $10 million | VC News Hub

Logistics start-up Daakiyaa to raise $10 million | VC News Hub | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Logistics start-up Daakiyaa to raise $10 million
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On Demand Delivery Service Postmates Raises $80M in Series C - Tech Cocktail

On Demand Delivery Service Postmates Raises $80M in Series C - Tech Cocktail | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
On demand delivery service Postmates raises $80M in Series C round led by Tiger Global. Goal to reduce delivery fees to $1.
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Delivery Wars: Postmates To Deliver Under An Hour For $1 - PYMNTS.com

Delivery Wars: Postmates To Deliver Under An Hour For $1 - PYMNTS.com | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Postmates, a San Francisco-based startup, just closed an $80 million Series D round led by Tiger Global Management, wrote Co-Founder and CEO Bastian Lehmann on
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Postmates, the Chipotle and Starbucks Delivery Partner, Raises $80 Million - Re/code

Postmates, the Chipotle and Starbucks Delivery Partner, Raises $80 Million - Re/code | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The new money will help Postmates expand geographically and into new delivery categories beyond food.
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Amazon turns focus to deliveries to boost sales - FT.com

Amazon turns focus to deliveries to boost sales - FT.com | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon is expanding rapidly in the UK, hitting the 10,000 employee mark for the first time, as it broadens its parcel delivery network and charges additional retailers to store stock in its warehouses. The online retailer is focusing much of its
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Curbside raises $25 million to deliver to the half-lazy shoppers

Curbside raises $25 million to deliver to the half-lazy shoppers | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
In an age of at-home deliveries, Curbside believes people will still want to drive to the store — but not go inside.
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Online freight-booking service Zinka gets $6 million in funding from Accel ... - Economic Times

Online freight-booking service Zinka gets $6 million in funding from Accel ... - Economic Times | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Zinka Logistics, raised around $6 million (Rs 38 crore) from Flipkart and Accel Partners, which led the transaction, two people familiar with the development said.
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Deliv acquires WeDeliver

Deliv acquires WeDeliver | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Chicago same-day delivery startup WeDeliver has been acquired by Silicon Valley-based Deliv, another delivery startup currently in eight markets.
Deliv announced the news Wednesday, and no terms...
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Amazon's Logistics App Underscores Capacity Concerns - Forbes

Amazon's Logistics App Underscores Capacity Concerns - Forbes | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
It was less than a month ago when Amazon made its “free shipping” announcement.
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Forget China, There’s An E-Commerce Gold Rush In Southeast Asia

Forget China, There’s An E-Commerce Gold Rush In Southeast Asia | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
There's a myopia blinding e-commerce players to the reality of opportunities in Southeast Asia. Everyone is looking at Asian economies from under the..
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