Ebay And PayPal To Split
eBay and PayPal are going their separate ways. eBay announced that its fast-growing PayPal division would be spun off as a new company in 2015. In 2013, PayPal moved $180 billion in 26 currencies across 193 nations. Its revenue jumped 20% to $6.6 billion–41% of eBay’s total and 36% of its profits. The move is meant to free up PayPal to focus solely on payments. It will also help attract top talent–few CEO types want to run a subsidiary of a larger company.
How One Postal Service Is Tapping into Ecommerce
In May, Australia Post signed an agreement with the Alibaba Group to set up its own branded storefront on Tmall, the Chinese B2C marketplace, where it is helping small and medium-sized businesses from Australia sell their products to shoppers in China. The postal service then provides the logistics required by retailers to ship orders from Australia to their buyers in China. A blogger looked at this initiative with some linked thoughts to the case of the USPS.
Winners of Postal Technology International Awards 2014 announced
The winners of this year’s Postal Technology International Awards were announced on September 23 at an awards ceremony at Post-Expo 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. The ceremony, which was attended by postal operators, suppliers and other industry experts. SingPost took home the coveted Service Provider of the Year.
SingPost to Introduce Personal POPStations (P-POPS) for SMEs & Individuals
SingPost was named the 2014 Service Provider of the Year by Postal Technology International, the world’s leading publication dedicated to the postal, parcel and courier industries. Postal Technology International reaches more than 8,000 key decision-makers within the industry. The company has stepped up its pace in transforming its business model, rolling out targeted innovative and relevant solutions and services for its domestic and international customers. SingPost’s strategy in meeting its customers’ new demands is focused around three key themes: engaging the digital consumer, enabling regional businesses and SMEs, and empowering postal peers.
DHL launches trial using drones to deliver to remote community
Deutsche Post DHL is launching a trial project using unmanned drones to make express deliveries to an island in the North Sea. The company’s DHL Parcel unit will deliver medications and other urgent items to the island of Juist off the north-west coast of Germany using its “parcelcopter” aircraft. DHL claimed the trial would be the first time in Europe that an unmanned aircraft will be operated in a real-life mission outside of the pilot’s field of vision.