Cyber Weekend Ecommerce Surge Slows Carrier Networks

| Mike O'Brien

Cyber Weekend, while a boon for retailers, hit UPS’ on-time performance, according to ShipMatrix. UPS says its network is operating as expected, most customers are getting packages on time, and it doesn’t put stock in ShipMatrix data. The company did say it experienced higher-than-expected volumes in some locations.

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UPS Announces 2016 General Rate Increase of 4.9% to 5.2%

| 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%.