Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Bizrate Insights Finds Late Deliveries Could Cost Amazon Prime Almost 10% of Members  Feb 11, 2015 9:56 AM By Mike O'Brien

Nearly 10% of Amazon Prime members are considering non-renewal because of late deliveries, Bizrate Insights found in a new survey.

USPS 1Q Shipping and Package Volume Increased 12.8%  Feb 10, 2015 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

Total volume for the USPS was 42.6 billion pieces compared to 42 billion pieces in the same quarter the previous year. Shipping and package volume increased 12.8%. However, liquidity remains a concern.

Possible Shutdown Looms Over West Coast Ports as Two Sides Engage in Brinksmanship  Feb 05, 2015 5:51 PM By Mike O'Brien

Barring a major breakthrough, a crippling West Coast port shutdown could happen in 5-10 days, costing the economy $2 billion per day, according to the NRF.

Returns Processing is a Vital Part of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy  Feb 05, 2015 3:06 PM By Murtaza “Zeke” Hamdani

Returns processing is an extremely important part of the customer experience and the overall omnichannel shopping journey, yet it is often glossed over.

UPS To Add Peak Season Surcharges, Seeking to Offset Operating Costs  Feb 03, 2015 1:04 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS CEO David Abney said the company will add peak season surcharges on residential deliveries to recoup network investments and improve operating results.

Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General  Feb 03, 2015 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Megan J. Brennan officially becomes the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe.

UPS, FedEx Increase Fuel Surcharge Rates  Feb 02, 2015 4:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Effective Feb. 2, UPS raised its fuel surcharge rates for ground and air services, as did rival FedEx. Is an Ecommerce David Taking on Amazon’s Goliath  Jan 30, 2015 1:37 PM By Mike O'Brien, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost efficiencies in the ecommerce fulfillment process.

Amazon Triples Items Eligible for Free Shipping  Jan 28, 2015 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien

By lifting a restriction that required all items in an order to come from the same seller to qualify for free shipping, Amazon has more than tripled the number of items that qualify for the benefit.

Parcel Shipping Costs On the Rise in 2015  Jan 27, 2015 1:18 PM By MCM Staff

Parcel Shipping prices are going to rise in 2015, according to reports this month about UPS and the United States Postal Service. Here’s more about rising shipping costs from Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien.

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