UPS Sues European Union Antitrust Agency over TNT Express Denial

| Mike O'Brien

UPS has filed a lawsuit against the European Union’s antitrust agency, seeking $2.15 billion (1.74 billion Euros) for its 2013 decision which scuttled the carrier’s planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express. See what preceded the action and how UPS views its commitment to the EU market.

20 Things to Consider When Picking a Shipping Software System

| Brian Barry

For many merchants, the cost of shipping now exceeds the sum of all other fulfillment costs rolled together. Many shipping software systems offer rate shopping, analysis of shipping data and other features. Here are 20 factors to consider as you select the system that can help reduce that balooning freight bill.

How to Deal with Long Cross-Border Shipping Times

| Benjamin Powell

Cross-border shipping times are a big deal and can heavily influence the conversion rate on your ecommerce website. But depending on your product line, it is possible to minimize their impact. Here are some tips to follow to improve your operations and keep customers happy.

FedEx Reorganizes Units to Focus on Cross-Border Ecommerce

| Mike O'Brien

Continuing its push into cross-border ecommerce to take advantage of rapid growth in that area, FedEx is consolidating a few different business units under existing freight forwarding division FedEx Trade Networks (FTN) as of March 1. See what FTN is now comprised of, and how FedEx views the opportunity.

Shipping Expenses Too High? 6 Tips on Reducing Freight Costs

| Cory Levins

There are many innovative ways to reduce freight costs that are rarely explored. Several of them are as simple as conducting freight pickups during off-peak hours or days of the week. Implementing these 6 practices is a smart choice that can reduce your freight costs by as much as 50%.

FedEx, UPS Say Holiday Shipments On Track

| Mike O'Brien

FedEx reported Tuesday it is on track in terms of holiday shipments, and UPS reported it has been able to keep up after a hiccup following a larger-than-expected volume surge after Cyber Week.