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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Free Trumps Speed for Holiday Shipping Policies  Nov 10, 2015 1:27 PM By MCM Staff

Free shipping is the top priority for shoppers when it comes to retail policies, with 72% of responding consumers planning to take full advantage, according to Deloitte’s 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.

Amazon Seen As Primed for Move into Logistics, Transportation  Nov 06, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

With Amazon reportedly looking to make its disruption move soon in the logistics game, what is their rationale, and how would it affect the major carriers?

U.S. Postal Service Projecting 10.5% Increase in Holiday Packages  Nov 05, 2015 1:45 PM By MCM Staff

The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 600 million packages this holiday season, up 10.5% over 2014, while hiring 30,000 to meet the peak demand.

Delivery Confirmation Can Keep Customers from Disappearing  Nov 01, 2015 8:41 AM By Emma Stone

Confirmation of delivery not only builds consumer confidence and reduces queries to customer service, it can also provide a fantastic opportunity to encourage repeat orders and build a stronger relationship with your customer.

UPS Says Holiday Peak Volume Will Grow 10%  Oct 29, 2015 9:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS expects holiday volume to grow 10%, as Q3 revenue dipped but profit grew through cost-cutting measures like expanded pickup locations, sort reductions.

Amazon Sued by Contractors Claiming They’re Employees  Oct 28, 2015 9:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Joining the likes of Uber, Postmates and FedEx, Amazon is facing a lawsuit from contract delivery drivers who claim they should be classified as employees

How Is Dimensional Weight Pricing Being Addressed 9 Months Later?  Oct 27, 2015 2:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

Nine months into the new world of dimensional weight pricing for smaller parcels, what are merchant shippers doing to address the increased costs?

Walmart Enters Drone Airspace with Amazon, Google  Oct 27, 2015 10:22 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart asked the FAA to begin testing drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, joining Amazon and Google in the air.

FedEx Projecting 12.4% Growth in Holiday Volume  Oct 27, 2015 9:38 AM By MCM Staff

FedEx is predicting a record 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve this year, a 12.4% increase in volume compared to 2014.

UPS Pilots Vote for Strike, While FedEx Settles With Its Union  Oct 23, 2015 4:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

The union representing UPS pilots voted in favor of a strike to settle a four-year-long negotiation, as FedEx reached a six-year deal with its pilots union.






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