Amazon this morning launched a new delivery option for Prime members that will allow them to control when their orders arrive, Amazon Day. The option lets shoppers pick a day of the week to take delivery of their recent orders. The boxes arrive together on the selected Amazon Day in fewer boxes, the company says, […]View More Amazon Prime members can choose a weekly delivery date with launch of ‘Amazon Day’
It’s not enough to have an Amazon Echo in every room, no — in addition to voice-controlled speakers to order Amazon products whenever you want, the e-retailer has plans for an in-home robot.
In a patent approved Tuesday, Amazon shows how getting all your packages could be simplified (and quicker) if a retrieval robot stayed at your house and met up with delivery trucks on the street to bring back your orders.
Yes, that means the robot would live in your house, ready to pick up packages once notified.
Remember Amazon Scout, the autonomous delivery bot? This is something like that, but the “autonomous ground vehicles,” or “AVGs,” won’t need to travel as much. Instead they’ll go from an apartment building out to the truck. No more individual delivery drop-offs to your front door powered by humans. Read more…View More Amazon patents delivery robot that docks at your house
“This is the future right here,” said Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.
He was watching FedEx’s new SameDay autonomous delivery bot navigate through sand, rocks, water, and up a step.
“This is unbelievable,” Fallon said in what seemed l…
Walmart in 2016 said it would begin testing last-mile delivery using services like Uber, Lyft, and Deliv to bring customers’ orders, including groceries, to their homes. Last year, Walmart ended its grocery delivery deal with Uber and Lyft, and today it’s ending the deal with Deliv as well, according to a report from Reuters. Deliv […]View More Walmart ends delivery partnership with Deliv
Just days after Postmates filed confidential paperwork for an initial public offering, the latest news in the on-demand delivery space is that competitor DoorDash is in the process of raising a $500 million round, The Wall Street Journal reports. The round would reportedly value DoorDash at more than $6 billion and possibly up to $7 […]View More DoorDash is reportedly raising $500M at a $6B+ valuation
Clear the sidewalks, Amazon’s new delivery bot Scout is coming through.
The Prime bot, which looks like a light blue cooler on six wheels, started delivering packages Wednesday in Snohomish County, north of Seattle.
The bot will work alongside …
After launching apparently successful pilot runs in San Francisco and New York, UPS announced today plans to expand its in-building delivery service to 10 additional U.S. cities. In mid-2019, the parcel service will be adding Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami and Seattle to the list. UPS’s program was launched […]View More UPS and Latch are expanding in-building deliveries to 10 more cities
We’re delivery obsessed. It’s OK, we can admit it.
Between Amazon Prime, Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats, on-campus “snackbots,” and all the self-driving grocery delivery vans bringing us pizza, Walmart orders, and more, you rarely have to go to …
For every video of a mailperson chucking a package at someone’s front door with reckless abandon, there’s one of them saving the day.
Captured on a Ring video doorbell, this video shows a USPS worker asking a home owner, who was away from the house …
The move may be due to Pizza Hut being beaten in sales for the first time by rival Domino’s. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Beer, Pizza, Delivery, and Pizza HutView More Pizza Hut’s beer delivery service to grow exponentially
Burgers and fries delivered by robo-car.
Stranger things have happened in Las Vegas. At the CES tech show this year, a car from AutoX showed off its autonomous driving skills by delivering burgers to the convention center.
The San Jose, California-based company started out delivering groceries with cars equipped with backseats modified to keep produce fresh and unharmed. Later, it partnered with select restaurants in Silicon Valley.
For CES this year, the delivery service found a nearby Applebee’s and sent out its test cars with a livefeed to show on the convention floor how the delivery process was going. After the car picked up the food about 2 miles away, some other reporters, VIPs, and I were able to chow down on slightly sweaty burgers and fries. (It was still delivery, after all — it can’t compete with food at a restaurant. It must have looked delicious though, because someone at the convention center stopped to ask me where I got it from.) Read more…View More A self-driving delivery car brought me a burger at CES
ANYbotics and Continental have partnered up for CES 2019 to demonstrate a holistic concept of autonomous delivery. In “cascaded robot delivery,” a driverless shuttle deploys robot dogs that can get the parcels to the recipients’ doorsteps or drop them…View More This robot delivery dog can bring your parcel right to your doorstep