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Postal Hub podcast

Apr 23, 2018

Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner North America for Last Mile Experts, joins me to discuss FedEx, Walmart, e-commerce returns, PUDO networks, the post office, and more!

  • FedEx Office's deal with Walmart:
    • Background to the deal
    • Comparisons with other PUDO networks
    • What the deal means for e-commerce returns
  • FedEx's...

Apr 16, 2018

Postal expert and qualified drone pilot Richard Wishart joins me to discuss delivery by drone, including:

  • How to become a drone pilot
  • Use cases for delivery drones
  • How UPS, Swiss Post, and Iceland Post are delivering by drone
  • Roadblocks to drone delivery becoming viable
  • Autonomous delivery
  • The role of the post in...

Apr 10, 2018

Marshall Hughes, co-founder and CEO of on-demand delivery startup Passel joins me to talk about crowd-sourced delivery. We cover:

  • Early learnings from the Passel model
  • Integrating crowd-sourced with contracted courier companies
  • Gig economy vs crowd-sourced delivery
  • "Standard" delivery vs "gig" delivery
  • Expansion and...

Apr 3, 2018

Sam Clarke, founder of all-electric delivery firm Gnewt Cargo, on using electric vehicles in the last mile:

  • Why Gnewt Cargo was founded and how it expanded
  • Electric vehicles and congestion charges
  • Legislative restrictions affecting diesel vehicles
  • Making electric vehicle delivery working in the real world
  • What the...