Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

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.

Amazon Creating More Than 100,000 Seasonal Jobs  Oct 20, 2015 8:14 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon said it is creating 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network this holiday season to meet increased demand, up from 80,000 hired in 2014.

UPS Announces 2016 General Rate Increase of 4.9% to 5.2%  Oct 16, 2015 1:37 PM By Rob Martinez

Effective December 28, UPS Ground rates and accessorial charges will increase by an average net 4.9%, and UPS Air and International services and accessorials, including UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 5.2%.

USPS Raising Shipping Services Rates 9.5% After Holiday Season  Oct 16, 2015 12:13 PM By Tim Parry

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of proposed price changes for its Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the conclusion of the holiday season. The average Shipping Services price change is 9.5%, which results in an average shipping price of less than $5.50 per shipment across […]

Ingram Micro To Acquire Dutch Ecommerce Firm Docdata  Oct 14, 2015 10:31 AM By MCM Staff

Technology-supply chain solutions firm Ingram Micro plans to acquire Docdata, a Dutch provider of order fulfillment, returns logistics and online payment.

New Report Identifies Omnichannel Fulfillment Leaders, Highlights Gaps  Oct 14, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Given growing customer expectations, more retailers are investing in new omnichannel capabilities, but room for improvement remains, a new report found.

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