LaserShip looks to expand to the midwest

There’s no doubt about it, says Josh Dinneen: More Americans want packages delivered as quickly as possible.

The growing appetite for same- and next-day delivery, popularized by services such as Amazon Prime, has been good for Vienna-based LaserShip, where Dinneen is senior vice president of commercial strategy.

The company, which specializes in what is called “last-mile deliveries” along the East Coast, is looking to expand to the Midwest by early 2015.

“We’re going for speed,” Dinneen said. “We’re not picking up packages in Seattle and bringing them over to D.C. We’re typically staying within the time zone, and we’re able to do things faster than national competitors in many cases.”

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