The postal, parcels and express podcast
Ukrposhta acting CEO Igor Smelyansky shares his vision for the Ukrainian postal operator. We discuss the future for the post office network (including banking and financial services), and some of the delivery challenges ahead for Ukraine Post.
Mark Harrison, Head of Markets at International Post Corporation joins me to discuss recent IPC research into cross-border e-commerce. We cover sub-2kg parcels, domestic vs cross-border delivery preferences, free delivery, and much more.
DHL Parcel CEO Dr Achim Dünnwald talks to me about cross-border e-commerce, DHL Parcel's pan-European network, expanding delivery options, electric vehicles, and much more.
Shipping With Amazon will soon kick off in the USA, with implications for the major parcel carriers. Joining me to separate the hype from reality are Marek Rożycki and Dean Maciuba from Last Mile Experts. They have extensive experience in parcel delivery, including Amazon Logistics and FedEx.
How could autonomous vehicles be used in the postal delivery sector? The USPS OIG has identified a variety of use cases for autonomous vehicles in delivery.
Frustrated with failed delivery attempts to residential addresses? Delivering to a neighbour is not a new idea, but how about paying the neighbour? This episode features Bryan See Toh, co-founder and CEO of parcel delivery startup Park N Parcel. Also in this episode: Asian air freight trends, and the implications for cross-border e-comemrce.
My special guest is Dan Arriola, owner and CEO of iD Commerce + Logistics, reviews peak season surcharges, factory direct e-commerce (and small parcels), changes to selling on Amazon, social media and e-commerce, free vs fast delivery, and much more.
How can a city of 200,000 people in mainland UK be classified as remote? Nina Ballantyne from Citizens Advice Scotland joins me to talk about research into higher shipping charges for people living in rural and remote areas and what can be done to fix the problem.
Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner North America at Last Mile Experts, joins me to kick off 2018 with an analysis of PUDO (access point) networks and how they help cut delivery costs.
Last episode for 2017! I discuss the hiring surge for peak season, Australia Post's parcel delivery trials during November/December, an autonomous delivery robot dubbed the "Esky on wheels", Amazon's status as a delivery service, and some thoughts on Amazon's arrival in Australia.
Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst at Logistics Trends & Insights shares some highlights from her recent white paper on African e-commerce. We also discuss two-person last mile delivery of heavy goods.
Mark Fallon, President and CEO of the Berkshire Company joins me to talk about some delivery initiatives from the US Postal Service. Also in this episode: An Post's Commercial Director of Mails, Fiona Heffernan joins me to talk about An Post's Christmas partnership with charity ALONE.
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