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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

Idaho newspaper carriers say they were targets of shooting

Donna Correll said Monday afternoon that bullets had entered the front windshield and passenger window while she and her husband were delivering papers at about 3:25 a.m., and a third …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Starbucks ventures into delivery again with test of UberEats

Starbucks Corp. is giving delivery another chance in the U.S. After an attempt to test the service with Postmates years ago, the coffee company is now teaming up with UberEats …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year.


Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet

Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer.


Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.


Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon more ways to ship its packages to shoppers …


Zaycon customers say company closed without reimbursing them

Dozens of customers from around the country have complained that Zaycon, a Spokane Valley meat delivery company, took its orders and money in the months leading up to its unexpected …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Get Into My Car … Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

Amazon’s latest perk … free delivery to your car.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Pizza alfresco: Domino’s will deliver to beaches, parks in the Inland Northwest and elsewhere

Domino’s, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Amazon issued patent for delivery drones that can react to screaming, flailing arms

Amazon.com has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a delivery drone that can respond to human gestures.


Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver some of its own orders

Amazon’s next move may be to shake up the shipping industry.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Kale to go: Amazon to roll out delivery at Whole Foods

The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership. Amazon.com Inc. said deliveries started …


Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

A Massachusetts couple says it was fun at first when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon that they hadn’t ordered.


Onion deliveries to be speeded by new transfer site

A proposed truck-to-rail reloading facility – a project aimed at solving the onion industry’s transportation problems in Idaho and Oregon – is expected to be built within three years, officials …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Calendar quirk, Amazon, put pressure on retailers to deliver

With Christmas on a Monday, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. Some are pushing up their deadlines for standard delivery or free shipping. And …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.


Heavy volume of shipments causes delivery delays for UPS

UPS says some package deliveries are being delayed because of an unexpected flood of orders from online shoppers.


Cyber Monday orders are in. Retailers now giving perks for patience.

Retailers and United Parcel Service are trying to give customers accustomed to quick deliveries a few incentives to be patient, following the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday shopping spree.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

He caught someone stealing packages off his porch. So he put another box out and waited.

National Package Protection Day is Nov. 29, the day many online purchases made on Cyber Monday arrive.


Take-out taking off – Where to order your dinner online in the Inland Northwest

Restaurant patrons no longer have to cram their cupboards with takeout menus in order to have access to a wealth of food delivery services at their fingertips. Here are some …


Direct to your door: Spokane-area grocery delivery

Whether it’s through a company that fulfills grocery delivery like UberEATS does for restaurants, or it’s a grocery chain fulfilling delivery in-house, here are the stores you can rely on …


Amazon Key delivery driver could knock out security camera, researchers show

A Seattle-based group of cybersecurity researchers has demonstrated a way to knock Amazon.com’s new security camera offline, a capability that could enable malicious delivery drivers for the online retailer’s new …


Delivery service Instacart ready to serve many Spokane area households

Starting Tuesday, Spokane area residents can have groceries delivered to their front door in about an hour from four grocers and a pet store by delivery service Instacart.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Target buys tech company to help it offer same-day delivery

Software made by San Francisco-based Grand Junction connects retailers with about 700 delivery companies around the country that pick up items from stores or distribution centers and take them to …


A FedEx for pot? Two Spokane firms carve out niche in marijuana delivery

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board began licensing businesses transporting the state’s newest legal cash crop last fall. The owners say there are a lot of “gray laws” still in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

Deliver it now: Foxconn, Amazon reflect trend to be nearer customer base

Amazon’s plans to add 50,000 jobs at a dozen warehouses across the United States and Foxconn’s decision to build a $10 billion plant and hire up to 13,000 workers in …


McDonald’s makes supersized effort to turn fading popularity

The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed grocery transformation

Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do …


Doughnut delivery by drone in Denver is a peek at the future

Doughnuts have been delivered by drone to Denver’s mayor and the city’s police and fire departments.