The explosive growth of e-commerce is creating many opportunities for the transportation and delivery industries. Customers are increasingly expecting free shipping, quicker delivery options and alternate delivery points. The advancements in IT and the rise of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are all assisting with this changing mindset. For transportation and delivery companies to respond to these changes, the ability to think creatively and to be flexible is vital for success. Amazon has been testing this concept through its Amazon Locker service with 7-Elevens for a while. USPS is also testing the idea as are several startup companies such as BufferBox and Kinek; both of which are Canadian companies. Additional startups within the delivery space include Shoprunner, a startup led by former Yahoo chief Scott Thompson. Shoprunner provides unlimited two-day shipping for a consortium of more than 60 retailers looking to compete with Amazon.