7 Delivery Trends You Should Know in 2019

Greater customer expectations and technological advancements are driving big changes in delivery. What’s more, the delivery experience has emerged as a differentiating factor for customers when choosing one retailer over another. eCommerce retailers that operate solely online and omnichannel retailers that offer a physical and digital presence are both beginning to expand their delivery options to meet customer demand. Here are seven trends that will define retail delivery during 2019.

LBMA Podcast: DineHero, Walkbase, and UrbanAirship

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: HIA Qatar, Kellogg’s, GeoSlam + BlackDog Robotics, PlaceIQ + Nielsen Catalina, Twitter and Intel Drones. Guest: Christiana DiMattesa — Under Armour Resource: Proxbook Report.

10 Pivotal Moments From the On-Demand Economy in 2015

From huge expansion to Asian markets to massive funding rounds to drone deliveries and new technologies, 2015 will go down as a landmark year for the on-demand economy. As we get ready to watch the ball drop on December 31, it’s a good opportunity to look back at 10 pivotal moments from this past year and their impact on the future of on-demand.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Location-Centric Notifications Update, Etsy’s Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… With Updated Notifications, Facebook Pulls People Down the Rabbit Hole (GigaOm)… Etsy ASAP Brings Same-Day Delivery to NYC (The Next Web)… Square Reports Another Loss as IPO Roadshow Approaches (Wall Street Journal)…

LBMA Podcast: Walmart’s Simple Text Shopping Assistant, Walgreens Rewards Activity Tracking

On the show: Walmart’s Simple Text shopping assistant; Walgreens rewards customers for activity tracking; ordering pizza from the street courtesy of JCDeaux; LOCALīz from Bulzi; Droneports in Rwanda; Sunshine crowdsourced weather app; your opinion pays at Portland’s SamplingLab; using digital solutions to enhance the customer experience. Plus, news from RevTrax; Salvation Army; and eyeQ.

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Drone Delivery, Samsung’s New Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program (Atlantic)… Samsung Navigates Away from Google With Here maps for Galaxy phones (Verge)… Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: ZocDoc Raising $152M, FAA Bans Delivery Drones

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyZocDoc Raising $152 million at $1.6 Billion Valuation (Fortune)… FAA Bans The Use Of Drones To Deliver Packages (TechCrunch)… RelayRides’ Altered Future Points To A Ride Sharing World Dominated By Lyft And Uber, Not Zipcar (Forbes)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Stepping Down (Washington Post)… Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers (Atlantic)… What Does the Closure of O2 Wallet Say About the Future of Mobile Payments? (GigaOm)…

Getting Drones to Do Our Hyperlocal Bidding

Drones are the perfect last-mile delivery vehicle for small loads. Ultimately, I envision a future where the drones do all the local delivery and put the brick-and-mortar shops on much more even footing with Amazon and other larger providers. Why would I use this service? Because if I can buy from people that I have a personal relationship with and enjoy the same frictionless commerce and zero hassle, I will do it much of the time…