A New initiative uses smartphones to improve navigation for wheelchair users to make it easier to traverse Irish pathways and the streets of Dublin. Route4U won Enterprise Ireland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Wayfinding Challenge, to try and find a way to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in public spaces. Route4U compiled data on […]
China’s major express couriers like ZTO Express, YTO Express and Yunda Express have incorporated AI in preparation for their 11th of November (Chinese Singles Day) shopping spree in China. The logistics industry in China has more than 1,000 distribution centres, 180,000 delivery outlets and more than one million video monitoring cameras. In order to improve […]
I sense that the customer empowerment phenomenon is happening broadly across everything we do at Amazon and most other industries as well. You cannot rest on your laurels in this world. Customers won’t have it. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, 2017. In 2017, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos lauded ‘divinely discontent’ customers as innovation drivers, due […]
Food delivery service Deliveroo has projected a 66% growth in partnered restaurants this year in Ireland alone. Fellow competitors in the meal delivery service Just Eat, Amazon restaurant delivery, Uber Eats and Marvin.ie all expect positive returns as the market continues to grow both within and outside the confines of Dublin. The fast-paced growth of the meal delivery sector is exemplified by the story of Deliveroo. From its humble origins as a London-based startup in 2013, the founder Will Shu recognised that the volume of […]
The constant growth of engagement in the E-commerce market has players in the courier business eyeing Ireland for their next move. An Post (the national Irish postal service) has seen significant rises in volume of deliveries year on year. From 2016 to 2017 Amazon packages showed an increase of over 30%.