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DHL offers cash-on-delivery payment for e-commerce in SE Asia

What’s the opposite of digitalization? DHL e-commerce’s new cash-on-delivery service, which allows consumers to pay for international online purchases with cash as a part of the company’s “parcel international direct” channel. The service targets sellers based in China and Australia that deliver to consumers in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “Despite growing credit

FedEx Ground expands operations to six days

To get packages here to there, millions of customers turn to FedEx, a leading global logistics service provider. FedEx operates a system of big regional distribution centres.   Company cites e-commerce demand that “goes beyond peak.”   FedEx Ground U.S. operations have been expanded to six days a week year-round in response to what

American logistics companies brace for Florence supply chain disruptions

Tracking Hurricane Florence, impact on Pittsburgh area | WPXI   While Hurricane Florence appears to have weakened overnight to a Category 2 storm, it has maintained its vast size and slowed its forward momentum this morning, making the risk of serious supply chain  disruption even worse as it makes landfall later today

UPS expects automation, expansion plans to boost earnings by 2022

    United Parcel Service Inc expects its automation and expansion plans to add between $1.00 and $1.20 to its adjusted earnings per share by 2022, the world’s biggest package delivery company said on Thursday. Atlanta-based UPS is in the early stages of its $20 billion capital spending project to automate and expand

E-commerce Drive By Nigeria’s Postal Service Hampered by Fake Addresses

Efforts by the Nigerian Postal Service to deploy technology in courier delivery and other services are being hampered by the inability to trace addresses presented by some Nigerians. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, said the government had instituted a policy whereby digital technology was being deployed to address this challenge. He

UPS connecting merchants, warehouses

Ware2Go also provides inventory visibility and tracks orders.   UPS has rolled out a technology company and platform called Ware2Go that’s designed to connect merchants with available warehousing capacity. Ware2Go also provides inventory visibility and tracks order progress for both the merchant and warehouse. Ware2Go officially launched in July after an incubation process with

Kroger begins tests of driverless grocery delivery in Arizona

Kroger's driverless grocery delivery truck in Arizona   U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said it will start testing driverless grocery delivery on Thursday with technology partner Nuro at a single Fry’s Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kroger and rival Walmart Inc each have teamed up with autonomous vehicle companies in a bid to lower the

Walmart stumbles with its ‘last mile’ package delivery plan

Standing before an audience of 14,000 people last year, Walmart Inc executives described a radical plan to help it fend off Amazon.com Inc and other online delivery services from stealing its customers. Walmart’s own store employees would bring online orders directly to shoppers’ homes after completing their usual shifts of up

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