Danny Sheridan

Source: The Verge
Published: June 2022

Fair Repair Act

Planned obsolescence is the calculated act of making sure the existing version of a product will become dated or useless within a given timeframe.

Still awaiting a final signature by New York’s Governor, the Fair Repair Act is a bill that would tackle a decades-long planned obsolescence issue within the electronics industry.

The New York state legislature has passed a U.S. first “right to repair” bill covering electronics. The Fair Repair Act would require all manufacturers who sell digital electronic products within state borders to make tools, parts, and instructions for repair available to both consumers and independent repair shops.

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Source: Pitney Bowes
Published: May 2022

That’s a lot of packages to deliver

It’s not just you; Americans are shipping more and more packages.

U.S. parcel* volume grew 6% in 2021, reaching a record high of 21.5 billion. That’s 683 per second.

Marketshare:

  • USPS — 32%
  • UPS — 24%
  • Amazon Logistics — 22%
  • Fedex — 19%
  • Other — 3%

Amazon Logistics deep-dive

  • Grew revenue to $22 billion (+19% YoY)
  • Shipped 8.4 billion parcels in 2021
  • Amazon Logistics delivered 57% of parcels (4.8 billion). The remaining 43% were passed to carriers for last-mile delivery.

*Parcel shipping refers to smaller boxed items that are under 100 lbs.

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