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Amazon announced an expansion of its Dash replenishment system this week, forming partnerships with manufacturers of printers to pet food dispensers.  Dash buttons were launched last year to much attention, but the real star of the show is just emerging, Dash Replenishment Services (DRS). Designed to integrate with smart, connected devices, DRS will automatically order…

Milk with your Mail

The USPS has announced plans to begin delivering groceries in the NY metro area, following successful testing in San Francisco, reports Internet Retailer.  In a regulatory filing it made earlier this month, the USPS stated its intent to expand it’s Customized Delivery program to NYC and the surrounding areas, totaling 38 zip codes. The program is…

Walmart’s New Subscription Service

Walmart has rolled out a new loyalty program that offers unlimited free, 3-day shipping on 1 million top-selling products for $50 annually.  Positioned as a value-alternative to Prime, Amazon’s free 2-day shipping program which costs $99/year, Walmart does not offer any of the perks associated with Prime membership (video streaming, book lending library, etc.).  Additionally…

Amazon Prime Now: One-Hour Delivery in Manhattan

Last Thursday, Amazon implemented Amazon Prime Now, yet another benefit for Prime subscribers, a one-hour delivery service for select products in Manhattan. One-hour delivery costs $7.99, but two-hour delivery is completely free for Prime members. The online retail giant has not disclosed logistical details, but its new 17-year lease on over 400,000 square feet of…

USPS Will Expand Grocery Delivery Pilot

The USPS announced plans to expand its early-morning package delivery service pilot for 2 years in San Francisco.  Currently, the USPS delivers Amazon Fresh totes to consumers’ homes during a 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. delivery window.  The approved pilot would allow these operations to continue, and open up the pilot to additional retailers and…

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