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Amazon launches pan-European fulfillment

Amazon creates its own version of the European common market with the launch of a new service designed to handle third-party merchant storage and shipping of goods across the continent.

Amazon takes new delivery options to the U.K.

Amazon Flex and drone delivery makes its way to Europe. Residents in or near Birmingham, England who don’t have criminal records can now earn a little extra income helping Amazon deliver goods in the area.

B2C Europe and Parcer test drone delivery in Holland

Two Dutch companies employ IoT and an alphabet soup of other technologies that includes GPS and RFID to explore the use of drones for e-commerce package delivery across the Netherlands.

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain

At the time of its inception some two centuries ago, the supply chain was a revolutionary idea that would improve visibility and control on goods and products as they moved from point A to point B. But the old concept and technology can no longer support today’s production and supply cycles, which have become extremely fragmented, complicated and geographically dispersed.

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Consumers redefine 'fast' shipping

Call it the "Prime effect, but today's consumers expect more perks from retailers – particularly when it comes to shipping, according to Deloitte's 31st annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.

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FedEx completes €4.4bn takeover of TNT

With the acquisition of Dutch TNT Express finalized. FedEx positions to eventually overtake number 2 carrier UPS, behind Germany's DHL, the dominant number 1 in Europe.

JD.com releases drones to service China’s rural communities

Another day, another e-commerce provider launches drone delivery. This time around, it’s China’s other, even larger B2C online retailer, JD.COM that started use of drones for deliveries in China's Jiangsu Province.

More Amazon locker tie-ups in the U.K.

Amazon customers will soon be able to pick up orders at their local Morrisons across the U.K. with the introduction of Amazon lockers at the supermarket this year.

New FAA rules let drones to take flight, within limits

New rules from the Federal Aviation Administration loosen restrictions on commercial use of drones but don’t go as far as allowing drone delivery services like those proposed by Amazon and Google.

Rakuten tees off its drone delivery service

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce group, new drone delivery service will provide golfers with snacks, beverages and golf equipment while on playing a round on the golf course.

U.S. call UPU terminal fees into question

The U.S. logged concerns over perceived inequities in current terminal fees that impact the price competitiveness of U.S. goods leading up to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Istanbul later this month.

UPS expands locker pickup points across the U.S.

UPS makes it easier for consumers to pick up and drop off packages on their own time as it seeks to widen delivery options with the expansion of its Access Point smart locker package pick-up program.

Zalando and adidas trial Integrated Commerce partnership

In its continued effort to transform into a multi-service platform that provides fashion as a service — Europe's biggest online fashion retailer, Zalando, partners with adidas for a new same-day pilot scheme.

ZTO Express rides China’s ecommerce boom

ZTO Express, Alibaba’s logistics ally, raised US$1.4 billion this week in the biggest U.S. initial public offering of the year.

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