British Supermarket Morrisons partners up with Amazon and Deliveroo
British Supermarket Morrisons has partnered up with Amazon and Deliveroo to fulfil their deliveries after loosening ties with Ocado. Deliveroo has partnered with Co-Op and other smaller convenience stores in the past, but competition remains high amongst its competitors, including Uber Eats and Just One, which are continuously adding new features to its services. Amazon will offer one-hour delivery slots for groceries from selected postcodes in London and Hertfordshire. However, one-hour delivery slots will be charged at £6.99, but two-hour delivery slots will be free of charge.
Amazon may fulfil Morrison’s big shopping orders, while Deliveroo solely focuses on delivering smaller orders.
DHL Introduces Drone Deliveries in China
International express delivery service DHL has partnered up with an autonomous aerial vehicle firm to launch an automated smart drone delivery service in China. The new intelligent drone delivery solution will operate in urban areas and overcome complex road conditions and congestion. Furthermore, it will reduce delivery time from forty minutes to eight minutes; minimize energy consumption and carbon footprint compared to vehicles and save up to 80 per cent per delivery.
Italy Rises Simplified Invoice Threshold
Italy has increased the threshold for the issuance of simplified VAT invoices from €100 to € 400 per transaction. A simplified transaction may still only be used for domestic sales. The Italian Invoices must include the following information; unique VAT number, date of invoice, vendor’s Vat number, customer’s VAT number (B2B), name and address of vendor customer, description of goods and price including sufficient information to verify the VAT calculation.