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Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays

| Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.

Amazon is Looking for a Few Good Drone Pilots

| Tim Parry

Can you pilot a drone? Then Amazon Prime Air wants you! Amazon is looking for flight operations and certification personnel for flight testing its UAS technologies. Here’s a look into Amazon’s next step toward making same-day delivery by drone a reality.

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Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up

| Tim Parry

The same-day delivery sweepstakes certainly seems to be heating up as the summer nears the end. Just this past week, Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s all announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

A Same-day Delivery Believer

| Ellen Shannon

I’ve been skeptical about the need and demand for same-day delivery services, mostly because of the price that I thought would be required for the service. All that changed, when I got this email from Amazon.

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Deliv Joins IBM’s Ready for Smarter Commerce Program

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to help retailers address the same-day delivery challenge and meet the consumer’s expectations and demands for a more immediate service, Deliv, a same-day delivery service for omnichannel retailers has joined IBM’s Ready for Smarter Commerce partner program.

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Target to Test Same-Day Delivery

| Tim Parry

Target will test same-day delivery next month in three markets, the discount department store merchant said May 21 during its first-quarter earnings call.

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Same-Day Delivery: The Antidote to Amazon

| Rob Howard

When Amazon Prime was introduced in 2005, analysts and consumers alike thought it was a risky, expensive venture, however, Amazon Prime members now comprise nearly 10% of Amazon’s purchases, and spend twice as much as non-Prime members. While Amazon has certainly been giving retailers a lot of heartburn recently, there is a way to fight back and all comes down to same-day delivery.