Online shoppers want their packages—now. And Amazon is spending billions of dollars to make sure that happens by beefing up its distribution network.
The U.S. Postal Service says select post office retail operations throughout Indiana will open for four hours Sunday.
The logistics and costs of same-day delivery—the fuel, labor, infrastructure and other costs—have been difficult challenges to surmount.
Google Express users can shop online from a number of national retailers and get delivery the next day. Stores include Costco, Toys R Us, Fry’s Electronics, Kohl’s, Walgreens, Staples, Barnes & Noble, PetSmart, Ulta and others.
E-commerce powerhouse Amazon on Thursday began offering free same-day delivery service in some cities, including Indianapolis, to its Prime loyalty club members.
Several sprawling distribution centers have been built, or are under construction, to ship directly to consumers.
Rival UPS says it will hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers. Both companies are benefiting from growth in online shopping.
As consumers, our need for instant gratification has never been greater, as evidenced by the rise of e-commerce. Shopping online and receiving an order that same day or the next is replacing the expectations of old, when we received our orders in a week or so.
Even before taking over, Eddie Pillow is making changes at the logistics and courier company his dad started in 1988.
The feds said last week that they were examining two worker deaths at warehouses operated by the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon has nearly 100 warehouses worldwide, including several in Indiana.
The fate of a proposed $1.3 billion expressway being pushed by the governors of Illinois and Indiana could be determined Thursday.