BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

InBin is latest delivery security product designed to deter ‘porch pirates’ [VIDEO]

This year, it wasn’t just the Grinch, and it wasn’t just Whoville. Across America, Christmas gifts were plundered from the front porches of millions of e-commerce customers, adding up to millions of dollars in theft. A survey by a California-based home security company, called Ring, found nearly 20 percent of homes reported stolen packages in […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 28, 2017

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of air cargo shipments moving on dozens […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 17, 2017