Batman might currently be cozied up to Catwoman, but there’s another leading lady who deserves to wear the batring. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it seemed like the perfect time to debut our brand-new video series, “Total Shipshow,” where we have people tell us all about their favorite ships. This week, Managing Editor…
Recently, a friend of mine and I had a conversation on Twitter about shipping. Specifically, that we share a Star Wars ship: Rey and Kylo Ren (please be kind, commenters). We shared a couple jokes and thoughts about The Last Jedi and Reylo, and then went our separate ways.
In early December, pharmacy chain CVS decided to move big time into the insurance market by purchasing Aetna for $69 billion—a move clearly motivated by Amazon, which was preparing to scale up its pharmaceuticals division. With the e-commerce giant possibly on track to be worth a trillion dollars by next year,…
In fandom, the rules of fiction don’t matter, or at least matter a lot less. This is what allows shipping to exist, where fans write fanfiction, draw fanart, and get enthusiastic by a couple that may never happen in the game’s canon. Fandoms for video games this year were enthusiastic and loud, and sometimes cropped…
We’re nearing the end of 2017, and that means it’s time for everyone to reflect on the year it was. Tumblr has already kicked off the annual navel gazing with its year in review by releasing the most important data of all: the most popular fictional pairings of the year, and we’re here to debate them.
Are you a boat driver who drives boats in the ocean? Then do I have bad news for you, boathead. And that bad news is lightning. Not so fun driving boats now, boaty!
While it’s possible to play Overwatch and not pay attention to its lore, there’s a part of that game’s fandom that loves it for its lore. These fans theorize about character backgrounds, make fan art, and often obsess over the possible romantic pairing in the game, known as “shipping.” They imagine former friends…
The internet’s full of stories of tiny products being shipped to customers in absurdly oversized boxes. It’s not only a waste of cardboard, it’s also a waste of cargo space as the products are being shipped. But a company called Slimbox thinks it has the solution with a machine that creates custom, perfectly-sized…
Heightened environmental awareness is touching all transportation industries, setting down new regulations and new emissions standards. Even the shipping industry, although it’s eyeing 2023 as a potential new strategy adoption date. Which is seven years from now. Which is a long time.
3D printers have revolutionized the speed at which prototype parts can be created, but what if your deadline is so tight you can’t wait for the printer to finish before the part is shipped out? That’s easy, you just pack up the entire printer in a box, with a battery for power, and send it off in the mail.
Amazon can send millions of packages every day, but its ability to shift products at volume may soon increase in an unexpected way: It’s getting into the shipping business.
On the day after Christmas, the largest container ship to call at a US port will stop by the Port of Los Angeles, the largest port in the US. But it’s largely just a PR event: Like many US ports, the Port of LA is not completely ready to welcome this size megaship, which will soon be standard on the high seas.
A frustrated writer and poster enthusiast got upset when she had a hard time getting a Patti Smith print delivered to her home in Brooklyn. What did she do? She redesigned the slip that the United States Postal Service (USPS) uses to notify you that they’ve fail to deliver.
BAE Systems has just published an amazing time lapse video showing how the largest section of Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was tossed and towed to Rosyth Dockyard from the dock in Glasgow where it was built.
Correction: So, Amazon has helpfully informed me that the items that will “Ship by Region” will only appear as Prime-eligible if you can get two-day shipping to your region. That means we won’t see those Prime items if they’re not eligible for two-day shipping. So..this is actually good, and nevermind anything I said.…
Before August 1st, you could share the cheap shipping benefits of Amazon Prime with up to four other adults. Now, the company will limit sharing Prime benefits to two adults and four children—unless you already signed up—in a new feature called Amazon Household that shares all Prime benefits, and even payment methods.
Our ruthless new era of super-efficient global shipping has made it irrelevant.
If you shop online, an Amazon Prime membership is easily worth it for the free two-day shipping alone. But that’s not all a Prime membership gets you. Here are some of the perks you may have forgotten.