Tips for Negotiating Your UPS and FedEx Carrier Contracts

| Mike Erickson

Because of all the changes with UPS and FedEx and the complexity in today’s carrier contracts, you need to do your due diligence in terms of shipping volumes, the value of your freight to the carriers and contract terms. These steps will help you better manage the negotiation and contract process to get the best terms possible.

Stamps.com to Acquire Metapack

| Mike O'Brien

Stamps.com plans to acquire UK-based Metapack, adding SaaS-based, multi-carrier management software to its online postage solution, expanding its global footprint and giving it more of an enterprise focus. The $230 million deal is expected to close in August.

Assessing California Prop 65 Impacts on Ecommerce, Catalog Content

| Brian Barry

On Aug. 30, amendments to California’s Prop 65 will require specific identification in all labeling and product descriptions – print and online – when items contain known carcinogens or can be toxic to reproductive health. Find out what these changes mean and how they will impact you if you sell to customers in California.

FedEx Active in Blockchain Initiatives Tying in Supply Chain

| Mike O'Brien

With interest growing in the use of blockchain in the supply chain, FedEx has been very active in moving the technology forward. Dale Chrystie, FedEx Freight’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Support, spoke with Multichannel Merchant about the company’s involvement with blockchain initiatives.

UPS Intra-Year Pricing Changes Deciphered

| Keith Myers

UPS has made a number of intra-year rate and fee changes, including increasing the over-max charge for packages weighing more than 150 lbs. from $500 to $650. Here is a breakdown of all the changes and what they mean for you as a shipper.