ShopWings will use a network of personal shoppers to deliver from local stores within two hours of an order being placed. Customers will pay the retail price of the items plus a €4.90 ($6.21) delivery charge.
UPS announced it will expand UPS My Choice and the UPS Access Point network, two of the company's services that work together to provide online shoppers and global retailers new personalized solutions to manage residential package deliveries.
The company, which is clearly attempting to combat Amazon Prime, has been busy working out deals with major retailers – especially the brick-and-mortar big box stores that have felt the impacts of Amazon’s e-commerce efforts over the years.
Currently online grocery store sales account for about 4 percent of market-level spending, but over the next decade it’s expected these sales will account for between 11 percent and 17 percent of the total.
The new “Hannaford-to-Go” is a service that would allow customers to place orders online, employees would then pack their groceries and customers would later visit the store to pick up their groceries at a drive-through.
The company focused its efforts this year on equipping existing stores to offer "click and collect", where customers can order online and pick up in person. This service is now offered at 202 of its 931 stores around the country.
The Boulder region would be the 15th market for the San Francisco-based company that developed an on-demand service that allows customers to order groceries from different stores and have those items delivered in some cases in under an hour's time.
Both Omnitracs and XRS have been pioneers in developing fleet management and compliance technology, so the combined company will continue to provide products and services that help fleets stay safe and improve productivity.