Saturday February 24, 2024

Podcast - Dean Maciuba analyses US last-mile delivery trends

Dean Maciuba
Dean Maciuba

Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner (USA) for Crossroads Parcel Consulting, analyses the major trends in the US last mile over the past 12 months.

  • Observations on 2023 peak season parcel volumes

  • Technology allowing shipper diversifications and managing multiple carriers

  • Surcharges pushing shippers to find alternatives to UPS or FedEx

  • UPS and FedEx being aggressive in discounting

  • Retailers taking delivery in-house

  • Local delivery services allowing retailers to offer fast delivery

  • Using local stores as delivery centres

  • Retailers setting up sortation centres

  • Walmart GoLocal delivery service delivering for other companies

  • Delivery allowing Walmart and Target to compete with Amazon

  • Amazon shipping more parcels than UPS and FedEx

  • Amazon's B2B e-commerce business

  • Amazon up-selling to businesses

  • Economic conditions impacting e-commerce and delivery

SourceThe Postal Hub Podcast