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Here are 14 companies and startups fighting to ship items same day for less

Posted On: Jan 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Here are 14 companies and startups fighting to ship items same day for less

UPS and FedEx have dominated the US logistics industry - in particular, the last mile of delivery , where a courier brings a customer their order. FedEx estimates that more than 95% of all e-commerce orders in the US are delivered by itself, UPS, or the US Postal Service .
But e-commerce sales are on the rise, leading to a surge in package volume - and legacy shippers don't have the capacity or network to quickly deliver parcels. This has opened cracks in the space and presented a significant opportunity for last mile delivery startups to emerge.
From crowdsourcing to drones, here's how 14 legacy companies and startups are evolving to tackle the growing delivery problem.
1. FedEx
FedEx offers door-to-door delivery service for time-sensitive packages through FedEx SameDay. Users can apply for accounts to use exclusively for same-day services 24/7/365 in all 50 US states. The logistics giant also offers SameDay Freight services for shipments greater than 150 lbs.
FedEx Freight has plans to run five pilot...

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