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Why Third-Party Delivery Providers do Last Mile Delivery Best

Posted by Safeena Walji on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With consumer demands at an all-time high in today’s e-commerce landscape, logistics providers must get creative to give people what they want. Industry titans like Amazon have taken leading strides to optimize last mile delivery with offerings like Amazon Prime and Amazon Flex for crowdsourcing deliveries. And businesses that depend on legacy shipping companies aren’t equipped to keep pace with the increasing demands of last mile delivery.

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Topics: Retail

Holiday Survey Reveals Consumers Favor Retailers With Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Safeena Walji on Jun 26, 2018 1:54:39 PM

Today, we announced the findings of our 3rd annual Holiday Survey, which sheds light on shoppers’ habits and preferences surrounding gift delivery during the holiday season. The survey reveals that consumers have higher expectations for delivery when purchasing gifts versus items for themselves, and that they’ll favor retailers with same-day delivery options during the holidays.

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Topics: Retail, Dropoff Announcements

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Sugarbird Sweets of Los Angeles

Posted by Safeena Walji on Jun 22, 2018 10:30:29 AM

A confection-filled journey began when Kei Okumura, founder of Sugarbird Sweets, traveled to Paris to study the art of making pastries at École Supérieure de Cuisine Française. After graduating, she stayed in Paris to continue her education at top Michelin restaurants before returning to her hometown of Los Angeles.

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Topics: Featured Clients

Father's Day Gift Ideas You Can't Miss This Year

Posted by Safeena Walji on Jun 7, 2018 10:05:02 AM

Father’s Day is just around the corner. The NRF reported Father’s Day spending is expected to reach $15.3 billion this year. The expected spending would be second only to last year’s $15.5 billion, the highest in the 15-year history of the survey. They estimate 34% of shoppers will make their gift purchases online. 

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery

Dropoff Client Spotlight: woombikes USA of Austin

Posted by Safeena Walji on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Children around the world often learn to ride a bike at a young age. woombikes USA caters to children from 18 months to 14 years old, and has designed the optimal bike for them to get comfortable riding on. They spent six years crafting the ideal bike for kids, using parts sourced from around the world. The bikes come in various sizes for different age groups and are 50% lighter than a conventional children's bike and help kids learn to ride up to 30% faster than on conventional bikes.

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Topics: Featured Clients

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Posted by Safeena Walji on May 3, 2018 8:49:31 AM

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Finding the perfect gift for one (or some) of the most important women in your life can be a challenge. Don’t worry — we’re here to help. We put together this handy directory of stores that not only are sure to have the perfect gift for your special lady on her big day — but also offer same-day delivery via Dropoff. This isn’t an exhaustive list, so if you need more suggestions, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery

How Nonprofits Can Utilize Outsourced Delivery

Posted by Safeena Walji on May 1, 2018 4:50:13 PM

Though retail and grocery tend to come to the forefront when discussing the evolving demands and methods of delivery, there’s another industry strongly impacted by the distribution of mail and goods: nonprofits. Delivery plays a vital role for nonprofits, such as delivering relief supplies and sending direct mail to advocate, raise funds, and communicate with donors. And the impact appears to be mutual. According to the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, nonprofits make up 10% of mail volume for USPS.

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Topics: Courier Service

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Inovatiqa of Houston

Posted by Safeena Walji on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

After working in the medical supplies industry for six years, Muhammad Iqbal launched his own business called Inovatiqa, a global distributor of laboratory, medical, and dental supplies. Based in Houston, TX, Inovatiqa serves clients in Houston and its surrounding areas, including the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Topics: Health Care, Featured Clients

What a Potential Target-Kroger Merger Could Mean for the Retail and Food & Grocery Industries

Posted by Safeena Walji on Apr 4, 2018 10:29:15 AM

In the last year, we’ve seen retailers undergo drastic changes in the shape of mergers and acquisitions in order to keep up with the likes of Amazon. Nevertheless, the idea of a Target-Kroger merger came as a  surprise to many. Though there are conflicting reports of its likelihood, it has us thinking: how possible is this merger, and what does this mean for the ever-evolving retail landscape?

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Topics: Retail, Food & Grocery

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Rosso & Flynn Modern Butcher of Austin

Posted by Safeena Walji on Mar 28, 2018 9:56:12 AM

When two Austin entrepreneurs who are both passionate about food met a few years ago, they knew they would work well together. They just needed to figure out a plan. Both Manuel Rosso and Lisa Flynn prefer high quality, fresh meats from farms that truly care about the welfare of the animals. The problem was that as they visited grocery stores around Austin, they couldn’t find anyone who was able to provide real details about the meat they were selling.  

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Topics: Featured Clients