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Will we see the uberisation of the delivery market?

Matthew Robertson, co-CEO at parcel data management platform NetDespatch, looks at the national shortage of delivery drivers facing the ecommerce industry.

March 10, 2017

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Threat prevention

Patrick Armstrong, CEO of technology developer Snaile, speaks to Postal and Parcel Technology International about the potential threat posed by parcel lockers, and what can be done to nullify the problem.

February 14, 2017

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Stalled drone deliveries

Ian Kerr, founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast, presents highlights of research into the current progress of drone postal deliveries in the USA.

February 6, 2017


 

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Reinventing the wheel - and logistics

On January 29, 2017, the Delft Hyperloop team from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands secured top spot in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop competition, which was held in Hawthorne, California. Tim Houter, team captain of the Delft Hyperloop team, explains the thinking behind the Hyperloop project and how it can be used to transform the logistics industry.

January 31, 2017

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Smart first-mile communications

Patrick Armstrong, CEO of Snaile, explains how the Internet of Things can be leveraged to provide greater efficiency when it comes to street letter-box collections

December 13, 2016

 

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Top 10 features required from a modern dimensioning system

Brian Leary, head of business development for QubeVu, identifies 10 key features that warehouse managers should look for in a dimensioning solution

December 5, 2016

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A mixed bag?

Elmar Toime, a leading international postal consultant, looks at the main considerations for posts looking to combine lettermail and parcels into one delivery stream

 December 1, 2016

 

 

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How can delivery companies better use technology to prevent lost parcels?

Matthew Robertson, co-CEO of NetDespatch, looks at how parcel management technology can help track parcels to meet the needs of the growing e-commerce sector and cut the number of lost parcels

November 16, 2016

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Why Trump's presidential win could be surprisingly good news for US-UK traders

David Jinks, head of consumer research at ParcelHero, explains why the UK may secure a better deal than the EU when trade negotiations are finalized with the USA.

 November 9, 2016

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E-services mantra for Asian posts

Amitabh Singh, course director at the Asian-Pacific Postal College, takes a closer look at some of the key challenges faced by Asian posts in modernizing their business, and suggests a number of e-services that can help them prosper

 October 6, 2016

 

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Video Exclusives


UPS tests residential drone delivery from vehicle roof

UPS has successfully tested a home delivery drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car while the driver continues separate deliveries.

The drone autonomously delivered a package to a home, returning to the vehicle upon successful completion. The test was conducted in Lithia, Florida, with the help of Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer Workhorse Group.

27 February, 2017


DPD releases virtual reality video of a parcel's journey through its network

International parcel delivery provider DPDgroup has produced a 360º virtual reality video that enables the viewer to experience the journey made by a parcel in first person, from collection to delivery. To experience the fully immersive experience on a smartphone, users can download the DPD VR Experience application at Android or Apple stores.

10 January, 2017

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