Do you think FedEx or DHL are utilizing the most advance + cost effective technology to run their operations? I doubt.
I’m building a startup in Pakistan, and we sell / ship shoes around the globe. From here, DHL, UPS and FedEx charges $50-$70 to ship a pair of shoes in US / UK. So we depend on a small local company which buys bulk space from big logistics companies and sell to businesses like mine at a cheaper rate.
From my tiny personal experience of working with logistics companies, I realize one thing. Like many other industries out there, logistics companies are far behind in using the innovative technology. They must do it for efficiency, to save money and time. If they do so, it is treat for us and for them too.
Technology has enabled us to communicate from any corner of the earth and beyond. And we are doing it.
I* You can make payment anywhere in the world, and buy or sell too. But shipping, it is still expensive, risky and not fun. It badly needs to be changed at earliest.
And I believe a company like Google will do it, or may be Amazon, or Yours (why not?!).