September 10, 2021
United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) recently announced a deal to buy Roadie Inc., a technology platform that uses gig workers to enable local same-day delivery. Roadie’s technology platform will provide opportunities to improve existing UPS small package capabilities, while also adding new UPS services for the upcoming peak holiday shipping season when demand for local delivery will surge. As the growth of e-commerce and demand for quicker deliveries continues, the acquisition will allow UPS to break into the same-day delivery market just as major retailers like Amazon, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart have also been building out same-day delivery capabilities. Logistyx already helps retailers and logistics providers ship with both UPS and Roadie as part of its extensive library of 550+ carrier integrations.