One of the latest such 'reinvents' is the one hour book delivery service in Manhattan, NY. Now just how can this Seattle based giant pull this off in Manhattan? Why with the age old bike couriers, of course.
Did you realize that New York has had bike courier delivery almost since bicycles were invented, with Western Union telegraph boys zipping around the city delivering telegrams as far back as the 1890s?
It is interesting to revisit these history nuggets --- and especially when someone or some company can reestablish them in present day to deliver a better service.
Now this from Dennis Abrams of Publishing Perspectives:
Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores?
Amazon Prime Now, the Seattle giant’s one-hour delivery service, is now available in Manhattan, and the service includes books. How will it impact B&N and other bookstores?