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Parcels – Including Groceries – The Future of USPS  Sep 26, 2014 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

“We have a very structured plan around all we’re trying to do to grow our package business,” said Cliff Rucker, vice president of sales for the USPS. “When you think about it, over one-third of our volume is gone since 2006 on the letter side, so that’s why we see packaging as a growth area.”

FedEx Beats Quarterly Expectations  Sep 17, 2014 5:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx reported Q1 revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, and announced plans for 50,000+ seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes.

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.

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.

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.

Federal Court: FedEx Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors  Aug 28, 2014 6:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

A federal court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers who worked in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Newegg Launches Same-Day Delivery in Los Angeles  Aug 28, 2014 9:14 AM By Mike O'Brien

Online marketplace Newegg this week rolled out same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area, joining the ranks of giants like Amazon, Google and Walmart.

UPS and FedEx Allowed to Expand Delivery in China  Aug 19, 2014 5:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

After five years of waiting, UPS and FedEx have been granted licenses by the Chinese government to expand their local parcel services to consumers.






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