It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.
So long lengthy shipping times: Technology distributor Ingram Micro announced today that is has agreed to acquire Shipwire, a startup that makes it easy for business of any size to quickly ship inventory to customers.
Pacejet Logistics aims to simplify shipping by bringing together a disparate network of carriers and logistics services in one cloud-based solution.
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Editor’s Pick Amazon is giving itself an unfair advantage, third-party merchants say, by deleting negative feedback pertaining to shipping problems — but only when merchants use Amazon’s own shipping service.
Online retail giant Amazon is introducing its popular Prime membership program to Canadian consumers, the company announced today.
Amazon has quietly added an $8 monthly option to its Prime program, which gives customers access to a free 2-day shipping, monthly Kindle rentals, and a decent selection of unlimited streaming video.
When it comes to greeting cards, Apple is getting physical — meaning actually shipping them to a physical address.
Don’t want to sacrifice your lunch break to pick up those concert tickets you bought on Craigslist? Use Postmates, a local delivery service that connects businesses with freelance messengers, instead.
The humble barnacle may seem an unlikely villain in the war on climate change, but those little crustaceans are not as innocent as they look. Ships encrusted with barnacles experience turbulence, which can increase the fuel they use by up to 50 percent.
uShip is a transport marketplace for people who need to move large items; from boats to horses, heavy machinery to household items. Users list items they want to move, and transport companies with spare capacity offer quotes at up to 50% discount on the normal shipping rates. Today, uShip launched its first mobile application for iPhone, Android and WebOS smartphones.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Damon Schechter is the founder and CEO of Shipwire. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)