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Demand These 6 Features In Your Same-Day Delivery Service

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Sep 12, 2017 12:59:10 PM

 

Same-day delivery is becoming the norm in our fast-paced world. Amazon, Google, Target, and many others are offering same-day delivery services to their customers, in some form or another. The big heavy hitters expect and offer premium service, and so should you. When evaluating same-day delivery service providers, ensure they have these critical features before making your choice.

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery

"I Want It Now!" - Millennials and Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Aug 23, 2017 9:30:32 AM

The “I want what I want, and I want it now” attitude rings especially true for millennials’ shopping habits, according to an article by Multichannel Merchant, supported by individual survey data from Deloitte, Dropoff, and Moosejaw Mountaineering. And while fast shipping and the instant gratification that comes with it is important, it’s not the only thing that matters. Transparency and communication from retailers are also key factors according to the aurthor, with real-time package tracking and delivery notifications contributing to a pleasant online shopping experience for millennials.

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Topics: Retail, Same-Day Delivery

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Clearwater Fine Foods

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Jul 12, 2017 4:18:55 PM

For Clearwater Fine Foods, providing fresh, sustainable food is their mission and has been since 1976 when founders John Risley and Colin MacDonald established the company. Now operating a fleet of 11 fishing vessels, Clearwater has grown to become one of the leading seafood companies in the world, providing restaurants with fresh and sustainable shellfish.   

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Topics: Featured Clients, Food & Grocery

Your Solution to UPS’ 2017 Holiday Season Surcharge

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Jun 26, 2017 11:53:39 AM

This week, UPS announced it will be charging retailers a surcharge on residential packages being delivered during the peak 2017 holiday season, including the days surrounding both Black Friday and Christmas.

With the rise of online shopping, UPS handles around 30 million packages a day during their peak season, versus 19 million packages on an average day. UPS says that the new surcharges are necessary to offset the additional costs of handling the holiday influx, including having to add additional planes, trucks, and seasonal staffers. 

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Topics: Last Mile Logistics, Logistics Industry

The Impacts of UPS and FedEx’s 2017 Fuel Surcharges

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Jun 9, 2017 9:20:48 AM

As part of UPS and FedEx’s 2017 rate changes, fuel surcharges are now based on the weekly diesel average from the two weeks prior, rather than on the monthly diesel average from the two months prior.

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Topics: Logistics Industry

Dropoff Named as a Winner in the 2017 Austin A-List Awards

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 26, 2017 10:53:43 AM

We’re proud to announce that we’ve be chosen as one of Austin’s hottest startups in the annual Austin A-List Awards, hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce (through its Innovate Austin initiative) and South by Southwest.

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Topics: Dropoff Announcements

Dropoff and the Growing Last Mile Delivery Market

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 23, 2017 10:02:16 AM

Exciting things are happening in the same-day delivery space. In a recent McKinsey & Company survey of 4,700 respondents, they found that nearly 25% of consumers would pay a premium for same-day delivery. They added, “this share is likely to increase, given that younger consumers are more inclined to choose same-day and instant delivery over regular delivery.”

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Topics: Retail, Last Mile Logistics, Dropoff In The News

Delivering Happiness on Mother’s Day

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 15, 2017 2:59:13 PM

One of the best things about being part of Dropoff is having the opportunity to deliver gifts to surprised recipients on special days, like Mother’s Day. This year was full of floral arrangements, bakery goods, and retail items and we had a wonderful time delivering to happy moms throughout the cities we serve.

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Topics: Retail, Day in the Life, Food & Grocery, Same-Day Delivery

Five Things You Didn't Know You Could Get Same-Day Delivered

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Apr 28, 2017 1:23:30 PM

When you think “courier service” you probably think of legal documents being picked up from a law firm, title paperwork being delivered to a new homeowner, or something similar. But Dropoff isn't your typical courier service. Check out these five unconventional items we’ve delivered for our clients:

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Topics: Food & Grocery, Courier Service, Same-Day Delivery

Day in the Life of Dropoff Miami

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Apr 3, 2017 1:51:08 PM

Starting at 6:00 am, we start making our rounds to both new and existing clients. From printing companies, to law firms, to medical supplies and beyond, mornings in Miami consist of a little bit of everything.

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Topics: Day in the Life