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Transportation ARCHIVE

Want to Offer Same-Day Delivery? Here’s What You Need to Think About  Jun 17, 2015 3:33 PM By John Haber

Players from Amazon to Postmates, Instacart and Uber, even the USPS are chasing a piece of the same-day delivery action. For retailers thinking about it, here are a few questions to consider.

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.

Demanding Consumers Still in Driver’s Seat, UPS/comScore Study Finds  Jun 06, 2015 11:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

U.S. consumers are continuing to demand convenience, advanced mobile features, flexible shipping options and ease of product returns, according to the fourth annual UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study.

5 Things Online Sellers Need to Know About USPS Price Changes  May 26, 2015 3:09 PM By Amine Khechfe

Here are 5 things merchant sellers need to know about the USPS postal rate changes taking effect on May 31 for a variety of services.

USPS Reports Q2 Net Loss of $1.5B but 14.4% Gain in Parcel Volume  May 08, 2015 3:15 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS reported a $1.5B net loss in Q2, but a 14.4% gain in shipping and parcel volume, nearly double the 7.3% bump in 2014, boosting operating revenue.

Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands  May 07, 2015 5:00 PM By Mike O'Brien

Merchant panelists at Operations Summit 2015 said they’re doing all they can to decrease time-to-customer, but same-day delivery isn’t a high priority.

Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree  May 05, 2015 5:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree.

Uber Lining Up Retailers for Same-Day Delivery Service  May 04, 2015 5:25 PM By Mike O'Brien

A roundup of news items covering retail operations, fulfillment and delivery.

TNT Express Reports Loss, Talks of Challenges Ahead of FedEx Acquisition  Apr 30, 2015 11:47 AM By MCM Staff

Dutch firm TNT Express reported an operating loss and lower comparable revenues for Q1 and said it faced a challenging 2015 ahead of the FedEx acquisition.

UPS Reports Net Income Up 12.6% in Q1  Apr 29, 2015 4:01 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS’s Q1 net income was up 12.6% to $1.02 billion, as executives said they’re making gains in revenue and profitability in its growing ecommerce business.






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