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Delivery Driver Spotlight: Ben Parker of Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Aug 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We’re happy to introduce Ben Parker as our driver spotlight in the month of August. Ben gives us a glimpse of his experiences driving for Dropoff in Dallas-Fort Worth. Additionally, he expresses his appreciation for the people he works with that help him make his deliveries successful.

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Topics: Driver Spotlight

Lessons Learned From Amazon Prime Day 2018

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Aug 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Same-day and two-day delivery is at the forefront of retailers’ minds as consumer expectations surrounding expedited delivery options rapidly increase. Major retailers (think Target, Amazon, and Walmart) are rushing to increase fulfillment times, as it becomes undeniably clear that those who don’t offer it stand to get left behind. But is fast delivery all there is to it? Or are there other aspects of the fulfillment process that are tied into a successful delivery?

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Topics: Last Mile Logistics

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Steve’s Precision Dental Labs of Nashville

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Jul 26, 2018 12:09:22 PM

With over 40 years of experience, Steve Hansen, a third-generation Dental Laboratory Technician founded Steve’s Precision Dental to provide dentists with quality restorations for their patients. They’re a full-service lab operating in Nashville with additional satellite locations to better serve more patients. The products they provide include fabricated crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, and partials.

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Topics: Featured Clients, Health Care

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

Consumers Favor Retailers With Same-Day Delivery This Holiday

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

Delivery Driver Spotlight: Byron Obando-Sentes of Nashville

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Jun 25, 2018 11:58:11 AM

We’re happy to introduce Byron Obando-Sentes as our driver spotlight in the month of June. Byron gives us an inside peek of how rewarding his job can be, enjoying breathtaking landscapes and meeting great people.

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Topics: Driver Spotlight

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

The Best Food and Grocery Conferences to Attend in 2018

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Jun 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Change is a constant when it comes to the food and grocery space. Consumers are increasingly expecting more from where they shop, what they buy, and how they consume.

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Topics: Food and Grocery

How Same-Day Delivery Gives Small Businesses an Advantage

Posted by Joanna Gonzales on Jun 13, 2018 11:22:16 AM

Battling big-box retailers as a small business can be daunting for various reasons. Higher costs, smaller budgets, and limited resources are just a few examples as to why small companies can feel like small fish in a sea of large retailers.

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery

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