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. and Tencent Expand Partnership to Transform Mobile Marketing for Ecommerce in China  Oct 23, 2015 10:54 AM By MCM Staff and Tencent Holdings Limited jointly announced an expanded partnership to provide merchants with innovative mobile marketing solutions ahead of this year’s Singles Day promotion. Releases New Ecommerce Site  Oct 20, 2015 2:16 PM By MCM Staff has launched an ecommerce website that has replaced its 12 year-old flagship online store. See what updates were made to the new site.

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.

Week in Review: And the Rate Increases are Rolling In  Oct 16, 2015 2:47 PM By MCM Staff

The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays! Here’s a look at what the carriers are doing, plus the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world last week…

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 […]

Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.  Oct 15, 2015 12:27 PM By Tim Parry

A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services. Here’s what it all means for U.S,-based merchants who are looking to grow their cross-border sales.

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.

Newegg Announces Redesign of Mobile Shopping Experience  Oct 13, 2015 1:32 PM By MCM Staff

The redesign includes a new mobile site optimized for viewing on mobile devices, and universal apps for Android and iOS devices. See what other features Newegg has planned.

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