Category Archives: Delivery Systems

Amazon to Launch an “Uber-like” App for Truck Drivers

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Just this year, Amazon has acquired branded trucks, started leasing planes, got an ocean shipping license and started using drones as part of its goal to build its own logistics and delivery network.  And just before the year ends, reports about an “Uber-like” app to match truck drivers with cargo have surfaced and the app is expected to be launched in Continue reading Amazon to Launch an “Uber-like” App for Truck Drivers

Judge Orders Delivery Pilots to End the Strike Just in Time for Black Friday

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On Tuesday, 250 pilots employed by ABX Air that carries cargo for Amazon and DHL Worldwide Express, went on a strike to protest against intentional understaffing and stressful working conditions.  Imagine the holiday horror for Amazon.com and for consumers as well?? Continue reading Judge Orders Delivery Pilots to End the Strike Just in Time for Black Friday

Amazon to Launch its own Meal Kit Delivery Service

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Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Plated…  these are just few of the meal kit delivery services that have been really becoming popular these days.  That is because it takes meal planning and grocery shopping off of your to-do list and just have it delivered straight to your doorstop instead.  How convenient is that?  But of course, the retail giant won’t let this business pass. Continue reading Amazon to Launch its own Meal Kit Delivery Service

Kindle Unlimited

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After over a week of flying rumors, and a false start (link is to an article in French with screenshots of the accidental announcement that was taken down shortly after it went prematurely live), Amazon officially announced the Kindle Unlimited service. Well, they actually did that a couple of days ago, but they are just now getting around to getting out the email campaign. I was wondering how long it would take — and I finally got the email today.<!–more–>

I hope that they run the service more smoothly than they handled the announcement and roll-out.

Sometimes I wonder if maybe Amazon is just getting too big. Other times, I’m pretty sure of it.