Back in January of 2017, Pony Express Couriers made what has been hailed as Ireland’s first drone delivery. After obtaining clearance from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to make the delivery, the package of medical supplies was successfully delivered to a boat moored 200 meters off the shore in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Executives of Pony […]
Data aggregation is still a struggle for Irish businesses as they have to learn to run on data, which exposes them to vulnerabilities like inaccurate, manipulated and biased data that leads to bad business insights and skewed decisions. 85% of Irish businesses report that organisations are basing their most critical systems and strategies on data, […]
The global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company has predicted that robots will replace human couriers to deliver up to 80% of parcels within 10 years, and early trials have already begun in a number of cities. The technology is not without its kinks to iron out, however. Some safety concerns with the speedy adoption […]
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%.