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  • How distributor Motion Industries manages its (shipping) weight problem

    / B2B

    How distributor Motion Industries manages its (shipping) weight problem

    Accurately accounting for the weight of its 2 million industrial automation products is a major challenge when determining what to charge its customers for shipping.

    Posted 07/29/2014Stefany ZarobanPost a comment

    Accurately accounting for the weight of its 2 million industrial automation products is a major challenge when determining what to charge its customers for shipping.
  • E-commerce shipments spark an increase in FedEx volume

    / Technology

    E-commerce shipments spark an increase in FedEx volume

    Average daily ground shipping volume grew 8% in the fourth quarter, driven primarily by e-commerce shipments, the company says.

    Posted 06/18/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Average daily ground shipping volume grew 8% in the fourth quarter, driven primarily by e-commerce shipments, the company says.

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  • FedEx will start charging based on size, not weight

    / Technology

    FedEx will start charging based on size, not weight

    Those lightweight, bulky products—like toilet paper and shoes—are going to cost more to ship starting Jan. 1, 2015.

    Posted 05/08/2014AbCallardPost a comment

    Those lightweight, bulky products—like toilet paper and shoes—are going to cost more to ship starting Jan. 1, 2015.

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  • Bursting at the seams

    Bursting at the seams

    Many online shoppers received Christmas orders late in December, highlighting the strain growth is putting on the e-retail fulfillment infrastructure. Retailers are working to prevent a recurrence this year.

    Posted 04/02/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    Many online shoppers received Christmas orders late in December, highlighting the strain growth is putting on the e-retail fulfillment infrastructure. Retailers are working to prevent a recurrence this year.
  • How FedEx weathered its ‘toughest winter’

    / E-Commerce Solution Providers

    How FedEx weathered its ‘toughest winter’

    The shipping carrier posts a 3% year-over-year revenue increase for its December-February quarter, even though severe weather disruptions cut into operating income by $70 million and its earnings by $125 million, it reports today. Company executives blamed retailers for some delays around Christmas, and said they were being cautious about increasing capacity just for the short holiday season peak.

    Posted 03/19/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    The shipping carrier posts a 3% year-over-year revenue increase for its December-February quarter, even though severe weather disruptions cut into operating income by $70 million and its earnings by $125 million, it reports today. Company executives blamed retailers for some delays around Christmas,…
  • E-retailers trudge through extreme weather

    / Technology

    E-retailers trudge through extreme weather

    Carriers suspended deliveries across nearly 200 ZIP codes in the U.S. because of travel restrictions related to inclement weather. Several e-retailers contacted by Internet Retailer said they are taking steps to minimize the impact of the weather-related service interruptions.

    Posted 01/06/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Carriers suspended deliveries across nearly 200 ZIP codes in the U.S. because of travel restrictions related to inclement weather. Several e-retailers contacted by Internet Retailer said they are taking steps to minimize the impact of the weather-related service interruptions.
  • / E-Commerce

    Rethinking UPS and FedEx contracts in light of the holiday shipping fiasco

    Many online retailers are offered discounts if they give up the right to hold carriers to an on-time delivery standard for most of the year, says a shipping consultant. Waiving those rights is neither necessary, nor a good idea, argues Ken Wood of LJM Consultants.

    Posted 01/03/2014Ken WoodPost a comment

    Many online retailers are offered discounts if they give up the right to hold carriers to an on-time delivery standard for most of the year, says a shipping consultant. Waiving those rights is neither necessary, nor a good idea, argues Ken Wood of LJM Consultants.
  • Online retail drives growth in parcel deliveries in China

    / E-Retailers

    Online retail drives growth in parcel deliveries in China

    More than 6 billion packages were delivered in the first three-quarters of 2013, up 61.2% compared with the same period a year earlier. About half of parcel deliveries stem from online orders, the State Post Bureau of China says.

    Posted 01/02/2014Frank TongPost a comment

    More than 6 billion packages were delivered in the first three-quarters of 2013, up 61.2% compared with the same period a year earlier. About half of parcel deliveries stem from online orders, the State Post Bureau of China says.
  • Two takes on holiday web sales

    / E-Retailers

    Two takes on holiday web sales

    IBM says online retail sales grew 37% year over year last weekend. ComScore says the weekend was disappointing, and that web purchases by consumers using computers, not mobile devices, are now up only 10%. Meanwhile, some delivery services didn't make holiday deadlines.

    Posted 12/26/2013Allison EnrightPost a comment

    IBM says online retail sales grew 37% year over year last weekend. ComScore says the weekend was disappointing, and that web purchases by consumers using computers, not mobile devices, are now up only 10%. Meanwhile, some delivery services didn't make holiday deadlines.

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  • Average UPS rates will go up 4.9% in 2014

    / Technology

    Average UPS rates will go up 4.9% in 2014

    The hikes will be higher for many e-retailers, an expert says.

    Posted 11/25/2013Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The hikes will be higher for many e-retailers, an expert says.

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