Dutch Online Grocery Pilots Hyperloop of Things

Introducing the HOTPOD Dutch Online Grocery Startup Picnic has announced they will be testing a new last mile delivery method for online groceries. It is called The Hyperloop of Things, Picnic on Demand: HOTPOD. An App-Only Supermarket Picnic is an online-only supermarket. Customers do their shopping via an app. From the start, Picnic has been on the forefront when it comes to […]

Visit the Groenewout Inspiration Session on Logistics & E-commerce

What are the trends and developments in Logistics & E-commerce? That will be the main focus of the inspiration session that Dutch consulting firm Groenewout is holding on March 13 in Den Hout in the Netherlands. Groenewout offers professional consulting services related to supply chain management, logistics, construction management, project management and engineering… Right around the world, companies of all […]

All You Need to Know About e-Commerce Returns in Europe

Returns rates – how much is coming back? Blame it on the quality of product, the wrong size or having second thoughts: what consumers worldwide buy and then return totals a staggering $642.6 billion per year. To put this in perspective, the value of goods that consumers decide they don’t really want would rank as the world’s 21st largest economy. […]

Rotterdam, Seasonal Workers, M&A Activity, and Hyperlooping

Logistics in the News – Week 41 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Rotterdam is on a roll Rotterdam is my […]

Self-driving Trucks, Amazon, Beer, Social Media, and Robots

Logistics in the News – Week 39 A lot of interesting things reported this week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Self-Driving Trucks to Start Hauling Freight in 2017 Otto founder Lior […]

Dutch Grocer Uses One of the Fastest Available Vehicles and Drivers for Delivery

Online groceries are still very much a growth market. Looking at the Netherlands for example: Dutch people spend close to 3% of their grocery money online according to GfK. That is not a large percentage. Yet. 20 percent by 2020? There are different predictions when it comes to adoption of online grocery shopping in the Netherlands. One report by the […]

Belgian Postal Company Moves Into Crowdsourced Deliveries

Last week Belgian Postal Company bpost launched bringr, which they themselves call an innovative collaborative platform app. Consumers and companies alike can use the smartphone app to find a driver for delivering their goods. These drivers are not working for bpost, but are private people that have registered themselves as a driver in the bringr app. How does it work? You install […]

Volvo to Disrupt Package Delivery

Package delivery. One of the most important events for all companies that rely on parcel carriers to deliver their goods to customers (consumers and businesses alike). Can’t always go right and it doesn’t. Who’s fault it is doesn’t really matter to the customer. They call the shipper to complain and it’s a lose lose situation for everybody: the shipper, the […]