last mile

Ford and Agility developing humanoid robot for last mile delivery
‘Digit robot’ will work with autonomous vehicle to deliver parcels to the doorstep
DHL Express collaborates with EHang on last-mile drone delivery
The EHang drone has already taken its inaugural flight for a DHL customer, making DHL the first international express company to provide such a service in China.
Walmart counters Amazon with next-day shipping in select cities
Walmart is the largest company in the United States by employee count (2.3-million), while Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world and the second largest employer in the United States.
Aramex expands crowd-based delivery in Saudi with local workforce
Aramex plans to double the amount of Saudi-based pick-up points in the next two years
Pakistan’s Bykea on-demand transport app raises millions for expansion
Bykea, Pakistan's largest network of motorbikes for transport, logistics and payments raises $5.7 million in Series A funding
Al-Futtaim launches credit card payments for UAE last mile
The new point of sale (POS) service is part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ customer centric enhancements, giving customers the flexibility of multiple payment options, the company said in a release.
Last mile tech start-up FODEL aims to solve GCC’s parcel delivery problems
FODEL offers a network of pick-up locations as an alternative to home delivery, enabling customers to receive orders when it suits them.
Autonomous Vehicles: the future of doorstep deliveries
Kushal Nahata, CEO & co-founder, FarEye, looks at the future of autonomous vehicles and their role in consumer-demanded doorstep deliveries
Zomato’s UAE-wide operations sold to Delivery Hero for $172 million
The deal comes as Zomato looks to beef up its infrastructure in India, but it wont be existing the UAE entirely
The future of cash on delivery in the MENA region
In order for COD to grow further, and therefore support the e-commerce eco-system further, Faris Fallouh, global express and ground operations director at Aramex looks at the five things couriers in the GCC need to do.
Dubai-based Mile raises seed funding for its delivery and logistics management platform
Mile was founded in 2016 by Shawar Javed and Fawad Ahmed and offers a suite of delivery and logistics management products to small and medium-sized businesses in UAE.
GCC e-com platform noon.com launches in Egypt with beta site and new Fulfilment Centre
The platform has launched a beta site for the country and is opening a fully operational Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Greater Cairo’s Abu Rawash area.

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