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Most Shocking USPS/FedEx/UPS Delivery Fails 2014
Most Shocking USPS/FedEx/UPS Delivery Fails 2014
Published: 2014/10/27
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Deliveries gone wild
Deliveries gone wild
Published: 2011/12/21
Channel: CNN
THE PACKAGE DELIVERY / STORY
THE PACKAGE DELIVERY / STORY
Published: 2014/04/28
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Amazon To Test Package Delivery To Drivers’ Trunks
Amazon To Test Package Delivery To Drivers’ Trunks
Published: 2015/04/23
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Watch: Guy Makes Exploding Package To Get Revenge On Delivery Thief
Watch: Guy Makes Exploding Package To Get Revenge On Delivery Thief
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Gapbagap.net
Ace Ventura — Package Delivery
Ace Ventura — Package Delivery
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: 6stringsmonk
Amazon Prime Air
Amazon Prime Air
Published: 2013/12/02
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New Technology Lets Strangers Go Inside Homes to Deliver Amazon Packages
New Technology Lets Strangers Go Inside Homes to Deliver Amazon Packages
Published: 2017/11/09
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Thanks UPS, but that is not how you deliver a package
Thanks UPS, but that is not how you deliver a package
Published: 2017/05/06
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Ace Ventura Smashes Package
Ace Ventura Smashes Package
Published: 2011/01/31
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Parcel Delivery Feels the Pressure - Profiting from e-commerce | Made in Germany
Parcel Delivery Feels the Pressure - Profiting from e-commerce | Made in Germany
Published: 2012/10/03
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80 Shocking Package Delivery Funny Fails
80 Shocking Package Delivery Funny Fails
Published: 2017/02/07
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Most Hilarious Home Delivery Fails
Most Hilarious Home Delivery Fails
Published: 2017/01/27
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Shocking Package Delivery Funny Fails
Shocking Package Delivery Funny Fails
Published: 2017/01/24
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Watch out for package delivery scams
Watch out for package delivery scams
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: TODAY’S TMJ4
You can get Amazon packages delivered inside your front door
You can get Amazon packages delivered inside your front door
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Tech Insider
Shocking FedEx Delivery Fails [Super Cut Compilation]
Shocking FedEx Delivery Fails [Super Cut Compilation]
Published: 2014/08/11
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Amazon Will Now Pay You to Deliver Packages
Amazon Will Now Pay You to Deliver Packages
Published: 2015/09/29
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Delivery By Drone, One Package at a Time
Delivery By Drone, One Package at a Time
Published: 2013/09/04
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The Worst Delivery by Amazon Logistics - The delivery man throws my package with a camera inside!!!
The Worst Delivery by Amazon Logistics - The delivery man throws my package with a camera inside!!!
Published: 2015/09/02
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Package Delivered
Package Delivered
Published: 2016/12/10
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UPS - Package Delivery Driver
UPS - Package Delivery Driver
Published: 2013/01/25
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Package Delivery Prank!
Package Delivery Prank!
Published: 2014/06/20
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New Amazon Key Will Allow Package Delivery Inside Your Home | NBC Nightly News
New Amazon Key Will Allow Package Delivery Inside Your Home | NBC Nightly News
Published: 2017/10/26
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UPS Package Delivery Driver Michelle 4
UPS Package Delivery Driver Michelle 4
Published: 2015/10/03
Channel: UPSjobs
Package drop box
Package drop box
Published: 2014/11/11
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How does Amazon Prime Now deliver packages in under two hours?
How does Amazon Prime Now deliver packages in under two hours?
Published: 2016/12/22
Channel: GeekWire
UPS issues holiday package delivery warning
UPS issues holiday package delivery warning
Published: 2017/12/06
Channel: Fox News
AMAZON PRIME – LATE PACKAGE DELIVERY
AMAZON PRIME – LATE PACKAGE DELIVERY
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: Refund Retriever
Tracking Amazon locker package delivery
Tracking Amazon locker package delivery
Published: 2016/11/22
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Parcel And Package Delivery System In The Future
Parcel And Package Delivery System In The Future
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: INvention TV
Biggest TY Beanie Boo parcel / package delivery on youtube ever! 😱😱
Biggest TY Beanie Boo parcel / package delivery on youtube ever! 😱😱
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Tabby's Universe
The EGG Apartment Package Delivery System 1 Minute Preview
The EGG Apartment Package Delivery System 1 Minute Preview
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: RealPageMedia
Prayer Package Delivery: #2
Prayer Package Delivery: #2
Published: 2018/01/06
Channel: Shomrim Ben Yahshua
Amazon Delivery Driver Throws Package Out Window
Amazon Delivery Driver Throws Package Out Window
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Tran-Shawn Yu
Delivery Caught on Camera! Home Security Camera Catches FedEx Deliveryman Throwing Package on Porch
Delivery Caught on Camera! Home Security Camera Catches FedEx Deliveryman Throwing Package on Porch
Published: 2013/12/30
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Package Delivery By Drone
Package Delivery By Drone
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: IEEE Spectrum
Ucella Smart Post Receiver The World
Ucella Smart Post Receiver The World's First Package & Delivery Mailbox
Published: 2016/05/27
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I Got Delivered a Package at 3:00 AM... (The Devil
I Got Delivered a Package at 3:00 AM... (The Devil's Hour)
Published: 2017/10/08
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SURPRISE PACKAGE DELIVERY
SURPRISE PACKAGE DELIVERY
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Ty Moss
Trucks for Children - Truck with Package Delivery Truck - Construction Vehicles Videos for children
Trucks for Children - Truck with Package Delivery Truck - Construction Vehicles Videos for children
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: Pago Kids
Package Delivery Rant!  UPS Internal Theft Of YSL Items & OnTrac Delivery Is The Worst!!
Package Delivery Rant! UPS Internal Theft Of YSL Items & OnTrac Delivery Is The Worst!!
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: ddgladiva
Thief Seen On Video Stealing Package After Delivery, Arrested
Thief Seen On Video Stealing Package After Delivery, Arrested
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: WOWT 6 News
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Package Delivery Scene HD
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Package Delivery Scene HD
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: SherlockHolmesFan314
Amazon AMZL Delivery and Package Thief 122216
Amazon AMZL Delivery and Package Thief 122216
Published: 2016/12/23
Channel: LV Vet
UPS Senior Manager Interviewed By Package Delivery Driver
UPS Senior Manager Interviewed By Package Delivery Driver
Published: 2015/10/03
Channel: UPSjobs
vlog 19 - My 1st Package Delivery w/tip
vlog 19 - My 1st Package Delivery w/tip
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: Uber DC
Caught on camera: Package thrown, tossed by delivery man
Caught on camera: Package thrown, tossed by delivery man
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: CTV News
Prayer Package Delivery: #1
Prayer Package Delivery: #1
Published: 2018/01/06
Channel: Shomrim Ben Yahshua
Amazon/Ontrac delivery van hits my minivan twice, then delivers package
Amazon/Ontrac delivery van hits my minivan twice, then delivers package
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: Jerry Sy
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Package delivery or parcel delivery is the delivery of shipping containers, parcels, or high value mail as single shipments. The service is provided by most postal systems, express mail, private courier companies, and less than truckload shipping carriers.[1]

Package delivery in the United States[edit]

In 1852 Wells Fargo, then just one of many such services, was formed to provide both banking and express services.[2] These went hand-in-hand, as the handling of California gold and other financial matters required a secure method for transporting them across the country. This put Wells Fargo securely in the stagecoach business and prompted them to participate in the Pony Express venture. They were preceded, among others, by the Butterfield Overland Stage, but the failure of the latter put the business in Wells Fargo's hands and led to a monopoly on overland traffic that lasted until 1869, when the transcontinental rail line was completed. During this period they carried regular mail in addition to the package business, defying the post office monopoly; eventually a compromise was worked out wherein Wells Fargo charged its own fee on top of federal postage, in recognition of the limitations of the post office reaching all areas easily.

From 1869 on, package services rapidly moved to rail, which was faster and cheaper. The express office was a universal feature of the staffed railroad station. Packages traveled as "head end" traffic in passenger trains. In 1918 the formation of the United States Railroad Administration resulted in a consolidation of all such services into a single agency, which after the war continued as the Railway Express Agency (REA).

On January 1, 1913, parcel post service began,[3] providing rural postal customers with package service along with their regular mail and obviating a trip to a town substantial enough to support an express office. This, along with Rural Free Delivery, fueled a huge rise in catalog sales. By this time the post office monopoly on mail was effectively enforced, and Wells Fargo had exited the business in favor of its banking enterprises.

Motor freight services arose quickly with the advent of gasoline and diesel powered trucks. United Parcel Service had its origins in this era, initially as a private courier service. The general improvement of the highway system following World War II prompted its expansion into a nationwide service, and other similar services arose. At the same time the contraction of rail passenger service hurt rail-based package shipping; these contractions led to the cancellation of the mail contracts with the railroads, which in turn caused further passenger cuts. Eventually REA was dissolved in bankruptcy in 1975.[citation needed]

Air mail was conceived of early, and scheduled service began in 1918. Scheduled airlines carried high valued and perishable goods from early on. The most important advance, however, came with the "hub and spoke" system pioneered by Federal Express (now known as FedEx) in 1973. With deregulation in 1977, they were able to establish an air-based system capable of delivering small packages—including mail—overnight throughout most of the country. In response the postal service initiated a comparable Express Mail service. Ironically, in the same period they also began contracting with Amtrak to carry mail by rail. Thus at the beginning of the 21st century, the U.S. consumer can choose from a variety of public and private services offering deliveries at various combinations of speed and cost.

Same-day delivery[edit]

Same-day delivery for local parcels (such as documents) has long been available by local courier. Rail and air transport made same-day delivery feasible over longer distances; for example, packages shipped in the early morning can be delivered (at relatively high cost) anywhere in the mainland United States. Retail goods were seldom sold with shipping any faster than overnight.

Some online grocers such as AmazonFresh and Webvan, and delivery services operated by grocery stores like Peapod and Safeway have had same-day or next-day delivery windows. Many restaurants have long delivered takeout locally on demand, and online food ordering services have expanded this to many restaurants that would otherwise not deliver.

In the 2010s, various experimental services launched, using online shopping and retail warehouses or chain stores local to the ordering consumer for fulfillment at relatively low cost. The United States Postal Service "Metro Post" started in 2012,[4][5] which by 2014 was shipping Amazon orders to 15 cities.[6][7] In 2013, Walmart was delivering same-day packages from its own stores in test cities[8] via UPS.[9]

Kozmo.com started a general one-hour local delivery service for small items in 1998, but failed in 2001. Same-day retail service Postmates began in 2011, and Google Express began in 2013 with a limited number of vendors and cities. By September 2015, Amazon Prime Now (which includes selected goods including some groceries) offered 1-hour delivery in 13 cities,[10] and the company launched Amazon Flex, which is a service similar to Postmates using part-time workers to deliver Amazon Prime Now packages.[11]

Transportation network companies such as Uber and Sidecar[12] have also started experimenting with retail point-to-point courier service as well as immediately delivery of items ordered online from local vendors. Startups with similar services include Doorman in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City,[13] Deliv in San Francisco, WeDeliver in Chicago, and Shutl in Manhattan and Chicago.[14]

Regional parcel carriers[edit]

In addition, a number of regional parcel delivery companies have sprung up since the 1990s. They combine the track and trace capability of the national carriers with the ability to guarantee next day delivery at ground rates over a larger delivery footprint. Because they are regionally based, they are able to improve shipment time in transit and increase shippers productivity with later pick up times. The regional parcel carriers can be a cost effective enhancement to UPS and FedEx because they do not charge the full array of accessorial charges mentioned in the section above.

Package handling[edit]

Transport packaging needs to be matched to its logistics system. Packages designed for controlled shipments of uniform pallet loads may not be suited to mixed shipments with express carriers.

The individual sorting and handling systems of small parcel carriers can put severe stress on the packages and contents. Packaging needs to be designed for the potential hazards which may be encountered in parcel delivery systems. The major carriers have a packaging engineering staff which provides packaging guidelines and sometimes package design and package testing services.

Recipients[edit]

Recipients, if they are to receive packages in a timely and appropriate manner, must accommodate carriers. With the rise of the sharing economy multiple family dwelling with restricted access face difficulties due to increasing volume of deliveries, some of which, such as food, may be time sensitive. Some have built storage rooms for packages and installed refrigerators.[15]

Recipients often choose to use a high capacity “parcel box” which will store large numbers of items and mail at the same time. Deposited items are securely stored with the use of internal security baffles which allow parcels to drop down into the lower portions of the box whilst restricting the theft of items through the aperture opening.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References and sources[edit]

References
  1. ^ William T. Dennis (2011). Parcel and Small Package Delivery Industry. Transportation. ISBN 1461021545. 
  2. ^ James Lynn Bartz (1993). Company Property of Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, 1852-1918. ISBN 1882824067. 
  3. ^ "Parcel Post: Delivery of Dreams: Introduction". Smithsonian Institution Libraries. 2004. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Yen, Hope (2012-11-23). "Post office tests same-day delivery". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  5. ^ Target (2011-03-28). "USPS.com® - Metro Post". Usps.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  6. ^ Joseph Adinolfi (2013-11-14). "Terms Of Deal For US Postal Service (USPS) To Deliver Amazon (AMZN) Packages Not Revealed By USPS Or Amazon". Ibtimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  7. ^ Bishop, Todd (2014-05-07). "Amazon and USPS expand Sunday delivery to 15 more cities, will reach 'large portion' of U.S. this year". GeekWire. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  8. ^ Perez, Sarah (2013-10-15). "Walmart Expands Same-Day Grocery Delivery To Denver". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  9. ^ Anne D'Innocenzio (2012-10-09). "Wal-Mart same-day deliveries". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  10. ^ Perez, Sarah (2015-09-16). "Amazon's Prime Now Expands To L.A., Ramps Up For SoCal Grocery Deliveries". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  11. ^ Leena Rao (2015-09-29). "Amazon unveils new on-demand delivery service, Flex". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  12. ^ Dallke, Jim (2015-02-09). "Sidecar Same-Day Delivery Service Announced | Chicago Inno". Chicagoinno.streetwise.co. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  13. ^ "Stocked Up: 150+ Companies Attacking The Supply Chain & Logistics Space". 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  14. ^ Spors, Kelly (2014-07-15). "4 Startups Helping Local Retailers Offer Same-Day Delivery". American Express. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  15. ^ Joanne Kaufman (August 7, 2015). "The Doorman's Dilemma: What to Do With All Those Packages?". The New York Times. Retrieved August 8, 2015. Fresh Direct and restaurant deliveries 
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