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  • Diversifying delivery

    Diversifying delivery

    UPS and FedEx dominate e-commerce parcel shipping, but rate increases have e-retailers looking at a growing array of alternatives.

    Posted 04/01/2015Internet RetailerPost a comment

    UPS and FedEx dominate e-commerce parcel shipping, but rate increases have e-retailers looking at a growing array of alternatives.

    Related Content:Diversifying Delivery | Shipping | Gilt

  • 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…
  • Six takeaways from recent global e-commerce events

    / E-Commerce

    Six takeaways from recent global e-commerce events

    Retailers selling online around the world emphasized the importance of linking stores and the web, mobile payments and the challenge of finding talent. Among the markets heating up is Mexico.

    Posted 04/28/2015Zia WigderPost a comment

    …around the world emphasized the importance of linking stores and the web, mobile payments and the challenge of finding talent. Among the markets heating up is Mexico.
  • UPS says it’s ready to handle the holiday surge

    / Technology

    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.
  • / Press Release

    Less than 10% of small businesses have a mobile app, data finds

    Although small business owners see revenue and growth potential in mobile apps, lack of skills and knowledge are barriers to creating a mobile presence, an Endurance International Group survey finds.

    Posted 03/12/2015

    Although small business owners see revenue and growth potential in mobile apps, lack of skills and knowledge are barriers to creating a mobile presence, an Endurance International Group survey finds.
  • FedEx Ground volume increases nearly 7% in Q3

    / Technology

    FedEx Ground volume increases nearly 7% in Q3

    Revenue grew faster, at nearly 12%, which the delivery carrier attributes to rate increases and dimensional weight charges.

    Posted 03/30/2015Allison EnrightPost a comment

    Revenue grew faster, at nearly 12%, which the delivery carrier attributes to rate increases and dimensional weight charges.
  • / 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.

    Related Content:Shipping | Dimensional Weight

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