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Fast delivery may negate the environmental benefits of online shopping

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Robert Bumsted Many will tell you that online shopping is more eco-friendly since you don’t have to drive as often, but just the opposite might be true in recent years. Axios has warned that the increasing number of super-fast delivery options may be leading to more CO2 emissions, not less. Annual emissions …

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These Websites Help You Shop With Major Retailers Using Cryptocurrency

</header> <strong>Cryptocurrency users are often forced to convert their coins to fiat in order to purchase items from leading retailers and ecommerce platforms such as Walmart and Home Depot, Amazon, Aliexpress, and Ebay. The hesitation of these merchants to embrace crypto payments has created a niche that’s being occupied by online businesses that are bridging …

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Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle is hauling goods in Sweden

Sponsored Links Volvo Trucks Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera is ready to hit the road. In collaboration with ferry and logistics company DFDS, Vera will begin transporting goods between a logistics center and a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle will haul shipping containers along a predefined route, including a stretch of public roads. …

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Etsy will offset its sellers’ carbon emissions free of charge

Bloomberg via Getty Images Most of us have accepted one-click shopping as the new norm. But what we tend to forget is how much CO2 is generated by that one click. In the US, 55,000 metric tons of CO2 are produced daily as a result of online shopping package delivery, and online retailers like Etsy …

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Amazon’s Coachella delivery lockers will help you get more sunscreen

Amazon The Coachella music festival is known for pampering fans with treats, but they’ll now have one of the ultimate creature comforts: online deliveries. Amazon is making multiple Lockers available at Coachella on both weekends (April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st), giving you a way to pick up online orders while you’re still at the venue. …

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Amazon is reportedly using drivers’ tips for their base pay

ASSOCIATED PRESS Amazon is pulling an Instacart and counting customers’ tips towards Flex drivers’ base pay, according to an investigation by LA Times. The Flex program, which you can think of as Uber for high-speed deliveries, promises contract drivers a base pay between $18 and $25 an hour. But based on the emails the Times …

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