shipt News of 11/17/19
Virgin Galactic Begins ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ For First Paying Customers
Virgin Galactic has begun its ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ this week, which is being run out of Under Armour Global HQ to start. Under Armour is Virgin Galactic’s partner on its official astronaut uniforms, which its first paying ...
Virgin Galactic Becomes The First Public Space Tourism Company On Monday
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic wil find out what the public markets think of its ambitious plan to make commercial space tourism a reality on Monday. The company’s shareholders have approved a merger announced earlier this year ...
Target’S Same-Day Pickup And Delivery Services Growing At Double The Rate Of 2018
Target’s investment in same-day pickup and delivery options is paying off. The company, which today offers same-day in-store pickup, drive-up, and same-day delivery through its acquisition of Shipt, said this week that these services combined ...
Walmart Tops U.S. Online Grocery Market, With 62% More Customers Than Next Nearest Rival
Walmart is dominating the U.S. online grocery market, according to new research out this week from the analysts at Second Measure. The nationwide retailer today offers grocery pickup and delivery in nearly every U.S. state, and had 62% more ...
Target Launches A Dedicated Shopping Site For Same-Day Delivery, Powered By Shipt
Target is ramping up its same-day delivery efforts, following news of Amazon’s plans to increase Prime speeds and Walmart’s recent launch of free, next-day delivery in select markets. This morning, Target announced it’s making ...
Virgin Orbit Seeks To Launch Satellites From The UK By 2020
One of Richard Branson’s space companies (yes, he has more than one) is looking to bring satellite launches to British soil, with a new Virgin Spaceport based in Cornwall. The project now has buy-in from the UK Space Agency , which intends ...
Target’S Same-Day Delivery Service Shipt Will Include ‘All Major Product Categories’ In 2019
Target has grand plans for Shipt, the same-day grocery delivery service it bought a year ago for $550 million . While generally known today as something of an Instacart competitor – essentially Target’s answer to Walmart and ...
Robot Couriers Scoop Up Early-Stage Cash
Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers Much of the last couple of ...
Starship Is Using Self-Driving Robots To Deliver Packages On Demand
Soon, the days of package theft will be behind us. For people living in the U.K. town of Milton Keynes, that day is today. That’s thanks to autonomous robot startup Starship Technologies . Starship’s on-demand package delivery requires ...
Target Launches Free, 2-Day Shipping With No Minimum Purchase Requirement
Take that, Amazon and Walmart. Target has just come out swinging with news that it’s launching free, two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items across its site without requiring a minimum purchase or an annual membership fee. This ...