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How to track a USPS order, get updates on your expected delivery, and find a missing package

It's easy to track and check the status of your USPS delivery. franckreporter/Getty Images You can track any USPS order directly on the USPS website to find out exactly when your package will arrive. On the tracking page, you'll find detailed information on where your package has been picked up and scanned. For missing or delayed packages, there are online forms you can fill out which are forwarded to your local Post Office. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stor...
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Long-range delivery drone maker Volansi raises $50M

Robotics generally have seen an increase in interest during the pandemic, so it makes perfect sense that investors are taking a closer look at autonomous drone delivery. That’s good news for Volansi, which just announced a $50 million Series B. The round, led by Icon Ventures, brings the Bay Area-based startup’s total funding up to around $75 million. Also involved are existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and YCombinator, as well as new names, Harpoon Ventures and Merck Global Health I...
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Deliveries Surge During Quarantine, This Is How Delivery Guys “Hide” Packages

We all have been ordering more stuff online since the Coronavirus forced everyone to stay home, so deliveries surged, and delivery guys have less time to think how to properly hide each package. That’s the only explanation we could come up with when looking at these photos. Source
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How to track a UPS order, leave instructions for delivery, or find a missing package

You can track a UPS order on the UPS website in a few simple steps. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images You can track any UPS order directly on the UPS website and find out exactly when your package will arrive. On the Tracking Details page, you'll find information on where your package has been picked up and scanned, as well as the expected delivery date and time. For lost or damaged packages, you can file an online claim. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. For or...
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There are more meal kit options now than ever before. Here are the ones worth trying.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hello Fresh; Sun Basket; Blue Apron; Home Chef; Dinnerly; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Pre-pandemic, meal kit delivery services were struggling to grow and retain subscribers. Now, with more people staying at home and cooking, they're experiencing a resurgence. Restaurants are also getting into the meal kit game, providing creative takeout options that let their customers make restaurant-quality ...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Food, Cooking, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Chicago, Austin, Restaurant, Blue Apron, Manhattan, Miami, Philadelphia, Ariel


I tried Factor 75, a service that sends you premade, dietitian-designed meals starting at $11

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Factor 75 Pre-made meal delivery is the ultimate form of convenience: all you have to do is receive your order at your door and heat up the meal in the microwave. One of our new favorite services for pre-made meal delivery is Factor 75, whose chef- and dietitian-designed meals start at $11.I tried four meals, including Pesto Salmon and Cajun Shrimp Jambalaya, and loved them. They were delicious, ea...
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Delivery Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones In Trees To Beat The System

If you see smartphones dangling from trees outside an Amazon delivery station or your local Whole Foods, it’s not because gig-economy Christmas decorations are already up. (It happens earlier every year!) Those phones are there for contract delivery drivers who are gaming Amazon’s distribution system. Read more...
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Amazon Day is a new Prime-member perk from Amazon that allows you to schedule your package deliveries — here's how it works

Gene J. Puskar/AP Amazon has introduced a new delivery option for Prime members called Amazon Day, which allows you to choose any day of the week (except Sunday) to receive all of your orders at one time. You won't be locked in to whichever day you choose — you can change your day preference at any time.This predictable and less wasteful shipping program does not replace Amazon's current same-day, one-day, two-day, and no-rush shipping policies. You can still pick and choose the most ap...
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Amazon Day is a Prime member perk from Amazon that allows you to schedule your package deliveries — here's how it works

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Gene J. Puskar/AP Amazon has introduced a new delivery option for Prime members called Amazon Day, which allows you to choose any day of the week (except Sunday) to receive all of your orders at one time. You won't be locked in to whichever day you choose — you can change your day preference at any time.This predictable and less wasteful shipping program does not replace Amazon's current same-day, ...
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Alibaba investment sparks 259% rally in Chinese delivery firm

Getty Images / Xinhua News Agency YTO Express Holdings soared 259% on Wednesday after Alibaba increased its investment stake in the Chinese delivery firm by nearly $1 billion.Alibaba increased its holding from 10.5% to 22.5% in YTO Express, which is one of China's largest logistics-services providers.The parent company of YTO Express Holdings, YTO Express Group also surged 10% on the news.YTO Express Holdings trades in Hong Kong, while YTO Express Group trades in mainland China.Visit the B...
Tags: Hong Kong, Finance, China, Trends, Markets, Alibaba, Stocks, Stock Market, Logistics, Delivery, Traders, Delivery Service, Movers, Investors, Trader, Bernstein


Why You Need a 'Pre-Orders' Folder in Your Inbox

Here’s a fun tiny hack: When you’re moving, make sure you’ve changed the address for any services you use. That includes any online retailers you frequently shop at, which should be a pretty obvious thing when you’re presented with your old address when buying something post-move. What’s less obvious, however, are the…Read more...
Tags: Shopping, Lifehacks, Delivery, Package, Address, Preorder


18 places to buy alcohol online — from general online liquor stores to monthly wine delivery services

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Drizly Buying a cool craft beer, nice bottle of wine, or handle of liquor no longer requires going to your local liquor or grocery store. Online delivery services make it less stressful, more convenient, and more fun to buy the alcohol you want.But depending on what you're looking for, some companies will be better than others, so we broke down 18 popular delivery services into three sections: gene...
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Information & Inspiration in Your Presentation, Part 2

We are in part 2 of a series about what public speaking expert Chris Anderson calls the 2 presentations streams: information and inspiration. He references this simple but profound idea in his book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Yesterday, we talked about how we can communicate more effectively with our audience. And it begins by laying a strong foundation of information. If you missed that blog, you can check it out here. Today, let’s look at what Anderson calls the “hum...
Tags: Face, Inspiration, Ted, Body, Inspire, Delivery, Voice, Anderson, Chris Anderson, Speaking, Inform, Expression, Presentation Hacks, Informative, Expressive


Public Speaking Reminders for Extroverts

Are you an extrovert or introvert? Carl Jung introduced these terms in 1921, but they are still helpful today as we seek to understand ourselves and others. We don’t want to categorize anyone, but here’s the simple breakdown. Extroverts get energy from outside sources and others while introverts get their energy from internal sources and self-reflection. But there can be a wide range of extroversion and introversion. If you are an introvert, jump back to our last blog. In it, we shared some pres...
Tags: Delivery, Extrovert, Speaking, Carl Jung, Susan Cain, Noman, Extroversion, Presentation Science, Speaking Style, Personality Type, Ad Lib, Ngan Vu, Embrace Risks Research, Intervert, Speaker Style


Public Speaking Reminders for Introverts

Carl Jung’s 1921 introduction of the terms “extrovert” and “introvert” heavily influenced the way we understand and talk about personality types. The most simple way to explain it is that extroverts get energy from outside sources (social interactions, conversations, etc.). On the other hand, introverts get their energy from internal sources (time spent alone, deep thought, etc.). However, it’s important to note that it is better to view extroversion and introversion as a spectrum with a vast nu...
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Mastering The TED Talk

To do well, you need tips on how to be successful at TED Image Credit: Lawrence Wang Follow So of course, the first question is do you know what a TED talk is? I would suspect that most of us do by now. TED is an acronym that stands for technology, entertainment, and design. There is one big TED event each year at which all sorts of famous people come and present to show off the importance of public speaking and then there are a host of other so called “TEDx” events that are held in...
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The 2 Streams of Presentations: Information & Inspiration, Part 2

In his book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, Ted Anderson writes: “Think of a talk as two streams of input running parallel.” One of those streams Anderson calls information. And the other he calls inspiration. Yesterday we talked about how to strengthen the flow of information in our presentations. You can read about it here if you missed it. Today, we’ll be moving on to talk about what Anderson calls the inspiration stream. Learning about these two streams from one of the ...
Tags: Face, Inspiration, Information, Ted, Body Language, Content, Delivery, Voice, Anderson, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Nonverbal, Ted Anderson, Two Streams, Human Overlay


Robots Everywhere: The future of autonomous robotic deliveries

On this Robots Everywhere, we take a look at where we are headed when it comes to robotic delivery systems.
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Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a threat to the livelihoods of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have …Read more...
Tags: Science, Portland, Delivery, Postmates, Gig Economy, Doordash, Ubereats, GrubHub


Sore Over Losing Grubhub, Uber Scoops Up Postmates for $2.7 Billion

Well, it’s official now—Uber is expanding its presence in the food delivery game. After several rumors last week, Uber announced today that it bought food-delivery app Postmates for $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction.Read more...
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Appearance

Wearing a mask in times of the virus (probably) protects you somewhat from catching the virus, (probably) protects others from you. Individually, the change in odds are probably not that big, but as a society as a whole (the perspective of the government), a small change in infection rate can have an incredibly positive impact (exponential mathematics).But there is something else, a mask has a social functionA mask signals that it is not rude when you don’t shake my handA mask signals that you a...
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Eye Contact: New Research on How It Works

I noticed a disturbing trend this past weekend. I watched as my teenager used FaceTime, a video chat technology, with her friends. She had her phone pointing at the ceiling rather than at her face. After some questioning, I was told, “mom, this is how we do it. No one shows their face.” Later that day I watched a couple having lunch together. For the most part, they were on their cell phones the whole time. They’d talk occasionally, but rarely looked up at each other. These two observances made ...
Tags: Delivery, Facetime, Rogers, Connection, Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, Edith Cowan University, Eye Contact, Presentation Science, Audience Engagement, Gaze, Shane Rogers


Uber Eats promotes Black-owned businesses, but who benefits?

If you’ve opened up the Uber Eats app within the past week you’ve likely noticed a new, prominently featured banner emblazoned with the words “Support Black-owned restaurants.” This is Uber Eats’ latest promotion, which both highlights Black-owned (Uber-partnering) restaurants and waives delivery fees for ordering…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Delivery, Black, Ubereats, Black Owned Businesses, Third Party Delivery, Support Black


What is AmazonFresh? Here’s everything you need to know

AmazonFresh is an easy and affordable grocery delivery service. Here's everything you need to know about it.
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Splendiferous

Many great stories begin with soup. Soup can soothe the soul, fortify the infirm, nourish the hungry, and uplift the cast down. It can be just about anything ladled into a bowl and eaten with a spoon; hot or cold, thick or thin, based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, noodles, or just straight cheese. Splendid Spoon also begins, and ends, with soup. Founded on the healing principle of the bottomless bowl, it’s a plant‑based meal program that delivers ready-to‑eat brews, blends, and even bowls. Smoot...
Tags: Reviews, Food, Review, France, America, Italy, Baking, Healthy, Delivery, Vegan, Meals, Smoothies, Subscription Box, Nicole Centeno, No-cook, Splendid Spoon


Why We Use Fake Smiles

Do you know a fake smile when you see one? I thought I did, but I only scored 8 out of 10 on this smile quiz from Professor Paul Ekman. Try it to see if you fair better than I did. We all use fake or forced smiles many times each day, and for different and valid reasons. The correct scientific terms for what we might call fake and real smiles are Duchennne (occurring naturally) or Non-Duchenne (forced). Heathline says, “A Duchenne smile is the one that reaches your eyes, making the corners wrink...
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Harnessing Hidden Complexity

As an expert in your field, of course you know each intricate detail about your idea or product. It can be difficult to distance yourself from the knowledge you possess. Understanding that the audience wants to know what you know is a great place to start. Just because you are an expert does not necessarily make you the best teacher. This is why professional athletes are not always effective coaches. Native speakers are not always the best foreign language teachers. The ability to take what you ...
Tags: Design, Messaging, Simple, Complexity, Delivery, Simplicity, Presentation, Hidden, Jargon, Thought Leadership, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Simple Messaging, Thought Leader, Hidden Complexity


DoorDash 'Pizza Arbitrage' Shows the FUBAR Economics of Delivery Apps

Another sign of how fundamentally screwed the economics underlying the app economy are: It is possible to take advantage of exploitative food delivery platform DoorDash’s efforts to sign up restaurants without their consent to engage de facto “pizza arbitrage,” according to a report by the Margins.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Delivery, Seamless, Postmates, Gig Economy, Uber Eats, Doordash, GrubHub, Nobody Wins


Can Stage Presence Be Developed?

Is the ability to captivate an audience a talent or a skill? Quite frankly, arguments can be made for both sides. Some people just “have it”—the confidence, the cadence, the clarity. Others are naturally more reserved, quiet, or awkward. Stage presence can seem like this ominous gift bestowed only upon the chosen. This begs the question: can stage presence be developed? We believe it can. With the right amount of direction, practice, passion, and vision, anyone can deliver a compelling speech. B...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Stand, Persona, Delivery, Public Speaking, Presentation, Narrative, Stance, Presenting, Speaking, Presenter, Eye Contact, Presentation Design, Presentation Training, Stage Presence


Uber, Fresh From a Massive Round of Layoffs, Is Reportedly Trying to Buy Grubhub

Uber, a furnace people can’t stop shoveling money into, is looking to buy up its main restaurant delivery competitor, Grubhub, in an all-stock deal. I think we’re all wondering the same thing: What the fuck? Read more...
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