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The top trends and technologies impacting consumer transit and the supply chain

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  The transportation and logistics industry is in a time of rapid transition characterized by evolving shopping and transit trends.   E-commerce is becoming the shopping channel of choice for consumers, putting pressure on logistics companies to process higher volumes of goods and ship them faster.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriersCrowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriersUPS is turning to predictive analytics

What consumers think about the top delivery services in the US — and how they stack up against Amazon (AMZN, FDX, USD)

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The transportation and logistics industry is undergoing a massive shift as a result of surging deliveries. Daily parcel volumes are higher than ever before — but so are customers’ expectations for cheap and fast fulfillment.  BI Intelligence To keep up with mounting demand, retailers and their logistics partners have been racing to develop more efficient processes with experimental supply chain models like crowdsourced delivery — the Uber model in which customers use mobile apps to connect directly with local couriers for on-demand or same-day fulfillment.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriersCrowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriersUPS is turning to predictive analytics

TV networks secure higher upfront ad prices (DIS, VIAB, DISCA)

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This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Advertisers are still willing to pay higher prices for ads on traditional TV, despite continually shrinking viewership, according to the recent upfront sales results at Disney, Viacom, and Discovery. For background, during the annual TV upfronts, traditional media companies pitch their programming lineup for the upcoming season to advertisers.  Business Insider IntelligenceSee the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Indian government is delaying WhatsApp paymentsUPS is turning to predictive analyticsFacebook says it will remove fake news that stirs violence

How laws and regulations are shaping the development of the drone industry around the world

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BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Drone technologies continue to improve at a rapid pace and are slowly pushing the unmanned aircraft toward the mainstream. Companies in a variety of industries are now looking to use drones to cut costs, boost efficiencies, and create new revenue streams and business values, such as last-mile retail deliveries.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:UPS is turning to predictive analyticsHow the Internet of Things will transform consumerism, enterprises, and governments over the next five yearsCrowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriers

How various industries are taking advantage of drones to increase efficiency and cut costs

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Drones — also commonly referred to as unmanned aircraft — are no longer a cool, new novelty that companies in only a handful of industries are testing. Businesses across various industries and levels of government in the US are utilizing at least a handful of drones. But more importantly, drone users are now realizing a deep return on their investments from the aircraft's ability to help save hours of time and labor.

How various industries are taking advantage of drones to increase efficiency and cut costs

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Drones — also commonly referred to as unmanned aircraft — are no longer a cool, new novelty that companies in only a handful of industries are testing. Businesses across various industries and levels of government in the US are utilizing at least a handful of drones. But more importantly, drone users are now realizing a deep return on their investments from the aircraft's ability to help save hours of time and labor.

Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriers

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Retailers and their logistics partners have been pushed to meet growing customer demands for increasingly speedy shipping. And the steady rise of e-commerce has caused the daily volume of parcel shipments to skyrocket — two trends that, for the foreseeable future, are only going to continue. With fulfillment giants like Amazon constantly nipping at their heels, e-tailers have to fight to figure out a way to offer same-day shipping at low prices.

How laws and regulations are shaping the development of the drone industry around the world

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BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Drone technologies continue to improve at a rapid pace and are slowly pushing the unmanned aircraft toward the mainstream. Companies in a variety of industries are now looking to use drones to cut costs, boost efficiencies, and create new revenue streams and business values, such as last-mile retail deliveries.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriersUPS is turning to predictive analyticsAmazon is bringing full AWS computing capabilities to its Snowball Edge system

The guide to understanding how artificial intelligence is impacting the world (AMZN, AAPL, GOOGL)

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BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report bundle from Business Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Intelligence, click here. Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't a part of the future of technology. AI is the future of technology.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shaking up healthcare — and what it means for the future of the industryHow the Internet of Things will transform consumerism, enterprises, and governments over the next five yearsThe card rewards strategies issuers can use to win top-of-wallet status while maximizing returns

Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriers

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Retailers and their logistics partners have been pushed to meet growing customer demands for increasingly speedy shipping. And the steady rise of e-commerce has caused the daily volume of parcel shipments to skyrocket — two trends that, for the foreseeable future, are only going to continue. With fulfillment giants like Amazon constantly nipping at their heels, e-tailers have to fight to figure out a way to offer same-day shipping at low prices.
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