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FedEx Announces 4.9% Rate Increase for 2015  Sep 17, 2014 11:02 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx announced a 4.9% increase in FedEx Ground, FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, effective January 5, doing so for the first time ahead of rival UPS.

UPS Plans to Hire 90,000-95,000 Seasonal Workers  Sep 16, 2014 11:10 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS is calling for 90,000 to to 95,000 temporary workers to handle the holiday season’s shipping crunch, a significant increase over 2013.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 15, 2014  Sep 15, 2014 11:17 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions of distribution and fulfillment centers.

Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California  Sep 11, 2014 9:24 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada

Returns Policy a Key Differentiator in UK Market  Sep 11, 2014 10:30 AM By Mike O'Brien

Consumers in the UK market respond well when credit for returns is applied faster, attendees were told at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference.

USPS Helps AmazonFresh Deliver the Groceries  Sep 09, 2014 11:24 AM By Mike O'Brien

Deeping their existing relationship, the U.S. Postal Service last month started a two-month test run of delivering groceries for AmazonFresh in San Francisco.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 9, 2014  Sep 09, 2014 10:19 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions and additions in retail distribution and fulfillment centers.

UPS Outlines Plans to Increase Holiday Capacity  Sep 05, 2014 7:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS this week detailed plans for ensuring that delivery issues which plagued the 2013 holiday shopping season aren’t a rerun this year

UPS Testing Customer Pickup in New York and Chicago  Sep 05, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced last week it launched a customer pickup program trial in mid-July that allows people to pick up parcels from 172 retail locations in Chicago and New York.

Take Advantage of the Global Ecommerce Opportunity  Sep 04, 2014 9:35 AM By Mike O'Brien

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Trends like slower growth in domestic ecommerce relative to other countries and increased website traffic from non-U.S. IP addresses are clear signals that legions of ready and willing online buyers await offshore.

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