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  • Heavy pre-holiday investments take a toll on Q4 profits at UPS

    / Technology

    Heavy pre-holiday investments take a toll on Q4 profits at UPS

    There was no repeat of the late-delivery fiasco of Christmas 2013, but UPS spent so much preparing for the 2014 peak season that its profits took a hit. UPS says it will be implementing new price policies likely to impact e-retailers for the 2015 holiday period. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

    Posted 01/23/2015Bloomberg NewsPost a comment

    There was no repeat of the late-delivery fiasco of Christmas 2013, but UPS spent so much preparing for the 2014 peak season that its profits took a hit. UPS says it will be implementing new price policies likely to impact e-retailers for the 2015 holiday period. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE…
  • / Marketing

    International consumers want retailers to be flexible

    They don’t care if they buy online or offline, on a laptop, tablet or smartphone—they just want their shopping to be quick and easy, a new report suggests.

    Posted 03/05/2015Zak StamborPost a comment

    They don’t care if they buy online or offline, on a laptop, tablet or smartphone—they just want their shopping to be quick and easy, a new report suggests.
  • Despite bad weather, UPS lifts Q1 package volume by 4.2%

    / Technology

    Despite bad weather, UPS lifts Q1 package volume by 4.2%

    The company says it is investing heavily in both immediate and long-term system improvements—including added capacity in distribution centers, the ability to quickly re-route high volumes of packages between distribution facilities during peak periods, and a new software system for routing delivery vehicles.

    Posted 04/25/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The company says it is investing heavily in both immediate and long-term system improvements—including added capacity in distribution centers, the ability to quickly re-route high volumes of packages between distribution facilities during peak periods, and a new software system for routing…
  • Following a challenging Q4, UPS says changes are coming

    / Technology

    Following a challenging Q4, UPS says changes are coming

    The carrier says the network it beefed up ahead of the holidays was ’underutilized‘ and that it will adjust its pricing strategy in the coming years to make sure its compensation is in line with the value it provides. Those adjustments include special surcharges for residential deliveries during peak periods.

    Posted 02/03/2015Allison EnrightPost a comment

    The carrier says the network it beefed up ahead of the holidays was ’underutilized‘ and that it will adjust its pricing strategy in the coming years to make sure its compensation is in line with the value it provides. Those adjustments include special surcharges for residential deliveries during…
  • A weighty shipping change ahead worries shippers

    / B2B

    A weighty shipping change ahead worries shippers

    Fashion handbag wholesaler Ampere Creations is taking a hard look at new dimensional weight pricing coming after the holidays from major shipping carriers.

    Posted 12/08/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Fashion handbag wholesaler Ampere Creations is taking a hard look at new dimensional weight pricing coming after the holidays from major shipping carriers.

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  • UPS admits it was unprepared for the late surge in online holiday shopping

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    UPS admits it was unprepared for the late surge in online holiday shopping

    The parcel delivery service took last-minute “extraordinary” measures to keep up with higher-than-expected demand for Christmas deliveries, but the company acknowledged today that its efforts weren’t enough, and some orders were delayed.

    Posted 01/30/2014Stefany ZarobanPost a comment

    The parcel delivery service took last-minute “extraordinary” measures to keep up with higher-than-expected demand for Christmas deliveries, but the company acknowledged today that its efforts weren’t enough, and some orders were delayed.

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  • UPS says it’s ready to handle the holiday surge

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    UPS says it’s ready to handle the holiday surge

    The carrier projects an 11% increase in parcel volume during the December peak, and warns it could add a surcharge if volumes exceed expectations.

    Posted 10/27/2014Post a comment

    The carrier projects an 11% increase in parcel volume during the December peak, and warns it could add a surcharge if volumes exceed expectations.
  • As e-commerce grows, UPS broadens its e-commerce strategy

    With 7.9 million online package tracking requests per day, UPS moves beyond package shipment to become a customer-centric solutions provider.

    Posted 09/05/2003Kurt PetersPost a comment

    With 7.9 million online package tracking requests per day, UPS moves beyond package shipment to become a customer-centric solutions provider.
  • The UPS Store is extending its reach--in stores and services

    United Parcel Service of America Inc. is extending the reach of its franchised retail chain The UPS Store. New store openings doubled in the past year to more than 300 while interest from potential franchisees nearly doubled, the company says.

    Posted 04/07/2004Kurt PetersPost a comment

    United Parcel Service of America Inc. is extending the reach of its franchised retail chain The UPS Store. New store openings doubled in the past year to more than 300 while interest from potential franchisees nearly doubled, the company says.
  • UPS tries to the ease the hassle of online deliveries

    / Technology

    UPS tries to the ease the hassle of online deliveries

    The company will expand its UPS Access Point network, already active in Europe.

    Posted 10/08/2014Matt LindnerPost a comment

    The company will expand its UPS Access Point network, already active in Europe.

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