Next day delivery offered as part of innovative online used car sales website

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Launching today (Dec 3), offers thousands of ‘good quality, well prepared’ used cars to customers which can be collected from a customer handover centre the same day, or delivered to their home the following day.

The simple click-and-buy interface means customers can browse through thousands of cars that Carzam holds in stock.

Collection centres have been set up in Corby, Northamptonshire, and Stratford, London, where customers will be able to pick up their purchases within hours of doing a deal online.

Carzam process
Part-exchanged vehicles are picked up at the same time that new cars are dropped off

Car listings on the site include a PDF of the history check report, details of the service history, including where and when it was carried out, and details of the car’s multi-point inspection detailing any minor imperfections.

Cars can be financed on the site with approval received in less than

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Walmart axes $35 delivery minimum on website purchases for membership program

By Melissa Fares

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FILE PHOTO: The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rosemead

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would lift the $35 minimum order value that subscribers of its loyalty service had to meet for next-day or two-day shipping, as the retailer gears up for a holiday season dominated by online shopping.


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The change, starting Friday, only applies to items on the retailer’s website such as toys, appliances and clothing, the company said, adding that groceries, which are delivered from stores, will still have the $35 minimum.

Walmart Plus, touted as a rival to Inc’s Prime subscription service, was launched just over two months ago aiming to attract new customers and make existing ones more loyal as consumers consolidate their shopping to just a few retailers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart Plus costs $98 a year or $12.95 a

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PS5: Website crashes and delivery delays as new console is released

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From delivery delays to breaking the internet, the launch of the PlayStation 5 has left some gamers disappointed.

The PS5 has been described as a “new era for gaming” by maker Sony, with the new system promising higher-quality graphics and faster loading times.

But demand for the new PlayStation has meant almost every website selling the console crashed at some point, leaving many people unable to actually buy the PS5 on its release day.

Shops such as John Lewis, Amazon and Tesco started selling the new PlayStation online from Thursday morning with customers able to buy the machine for a short time until the websites stopped working. Each retailer is now listing the console as ‘out of stock’.

Were you lucky enough to un-box a brand new PlayStation 5 today? Let us know in the comments.

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John Lewis was among the shops that have

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Amazon’s new rewards program gives frequent delivery drivers easier access to work

Amazon is rolling out a new rewards program that gives its Flex delivery drivers easier access to shifts based on the amount of work they’ve done for the company. A spokesperson from Amazon confirmed to CNBC that the Flex Rewards program is in its early stages, but is being rolled out to all drivers in the US. As well as access to shifts, the program also includes access to a cash back debit card, as well as discounts and financial services.

Launched in 2015 and now available in over 50 cities across the US, Amazon Flex is a service that allows freelance drivers to sign up for shifts to deliver Amazon or Whole Foods orders. According to CBNC, the new rewards program could incentivize drivers to complete more orders for Amazon, rather than splitting their time with other gig economy services like Uber and Instacart.

A table on Amazon’s

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Peloton climbs 6% as tripled quarterly sales outweigh delivery issues, prompting a flurry of stock upgrades

  • Peloton surged as much as 6% on Friday as massive sales growth offset concerns over supply constraints.
  • The company beat estimates for its fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue, with the latter more than tripling from the year-ago reading.
  • Peloton also lifted its forecast for full-year sales above analyst expectations.
  • The previous quarter’s strong demand has given way to “unacceptably long” wait times for bikes, CEO John Foley said in a call with analysts, noting the company will  invest in faster shipping and more manufacturing capacity. 
  • The product shortage is “a good problem to have,” JPMorgan said in a note. The bank joined others in praising Peloton’s earnings results and lifted its price target to $145 from $125.
  • Watch Peloton trade live here.

Peloton erased early morning losses and soared as much as 6% on Friday as titanic sales growth overshadowed supply-chain issues.

The exercise equipment company thrived through

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Uber’s food delivery business outshines core rides service

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber’s food delivery business brought in more money during the third quarter than its signature rides business, showing just how much consumer behavior has changed — and how far the company has adapted — since the pandemic struck.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company lost $1.09 billion in the three months that ended Sept. 30 as many customers were still staying out of shared vehicles.

“Without question, the (pandemic’s) impact on the world has been one of the most significant impacts of our lifetimes, and we moved quickly as a company to respond,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, in a conference call with investors Thursday.

Uber brought in $3.13 billion in revenue, down 18% from the same time last year. Its mobility business, which includes ride-hailing, scooters and bikes, accounted for $1.37 billion of that, down 53% from the same time last year. Despite the decline,

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Uber’s delivery business was a saving grace in a tough quarter

It’s fair to say that Uber’s business was challenged in a huge way by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The company reported its Q3 2020 earnings details today, and while the business is still reeling from COVID-19, there are a few spots that show that Uber is slowly rebounding after a very tough Q2.

a person standing on a sidewalk: MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 26: A Uber Eats food delivery rider rides along a street in Corso Sempione on October 26, 2020 in Milan, Italy. To combat a second wave of COVID-19 cases, Italy introduced new restrictions, including the 6pm closure of bars and restaurants and complete closure of gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, theatres and ski stations. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 26: A Uber Eats food delivery rider rides along a street in Corso Sempione on October 26, 2020 in Milan, Italy. To combat a second wave of COVID-19 cases, Italy introduced new restrictions, including the 6pm closure of bars and restaurants and complete closure of gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, theatres and ski stations. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, gross revenue from its “mobility” group dropped significantly compared to a year ago — $2.9 billion in mobility revenue represented a 53 percent year-over-year decline. In line with that, trips booked declined 35

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  • Net Sales were €6,751 million in 9 months 2020, down 11.9% organically due to lower volumes primarily in aero, auto, oil & gas and construction markets. Third quarter sales of €2,103 million were down 14.3% organically versus 3Q 2019, with some demand improvement in September.

  • Cost savings reached €260 million year to date, of which €130 million is structural, with €90 million of savings achieved in Q3.

  • Underlying EBITDA for nine months was €1,481 million, down 16% organically versus 9M 2019.  EBITDA in the third quarter 2020 of €473 million was up sequentially by 7.7% versus Q2 and the decline was contained to 17% organically versus Q3 2019 as cost reductions and sustained pricing significantly offset volume declines.

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Global Food Delivery Services Market to Reach USD 215.56 billion by 2024, Stimulated by Growing Mergers and Acquisitions

The food delivery services market is poised to grow by USD 215.56 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 12% during the forecast period.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Food Delivery Services Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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The report on the food delivery services market provides a holistic update, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by growing mergers and acquisitions.

The food delivery services market analysis includes the business segment and geography landscape. This study identifies

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Ride-hailing, delivery giants win fight against labor law

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — App-based companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash have dodged a potentially devastating blow to their industry by carving out an exemption from a California law that required them to classify their drivers as employees instead of contractors.

California voters passed Proposition 22 and delivered a stinging rebuke to state lawmakers and labor leaders who were fighting for better working conditions for a growing number of people who drive for ride-hailing and food delivery services.

California has one of the strictest laws in the country for determining when a company must treat its workers as employees with benefits such as minimum wage, overtime and sick days. Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Instacart and others sought to get out of those requirements, and after failing in court, succeeded in convincing voters to give them an exemption from most of the year-old law’s provisions.

A record $200 million spending spree by

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