FedEx announced its foray into the delivery robot space with the launch of its SameDay Bot this week. Telecoms equipment vendor Huawei has also integrated various forms of connectivity and software into a platform.
The common thread is that technologies that the industry has been talking up for a while are now hitting the market, albeit in the trial phase.
Elsewhere, UPS is targeting smaller sellers with a management platform for different marketplaces, while Amazon has introduced an option allowing customers to designate a single day of the week for delivery.
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