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UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon’s Prime Air – The Verge

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies

Sources familiar with the company’s plans say it has been testing and evaluating different approaches to drone delivery. Asked for a comment, a company spokesman said that, “The commercial use of drones is an interesting technology and we’ll continue to evaluate it.

In some ways, say industry experts, this is no surprise. “I would be shocked if a company like UPS wasn’t considering this,” says Ryan Calo, a law professor specializing in drones and robotics. “If you want to compete in logistics and delivery, drones and unmanned robots have to be part of the conversation about where things are headed.”

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UPS CFO: Large retailers cautious – CNBC

I think the large retailers we talked to are cautious this year. they do expect to see increased sales. We don’t think it’s going to be a huge increase over last year.I think it’s going to be a little more of a cliff hanger, though, because of this tighter shopping season. All of us, u.p.s. and all the retailers will waiting to see as customers realize they don’t have as many days left to finish their shipping. Myself included as a bad procrastinator. We’ll see a big rush, actually, the week before christmas and our largest day will be December 16th when we pick up over 34 million packages.

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About UPS – Motley Fool

‘Tis the season for shopping, and shipping, and the happy sound of doorbells ringing by the friendly UPS (NYSE: UPS ) deliveryman. But how much do we really know about UPS — other than the fact that they’re the guys who bring you the goodies at Christmas time?

Familiar as we all are with the company, there are still a lot of things you probably don’t know about UPS. So sit back now, and prepare to be astounded.