Free Shipping Day

Whether you want to believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner. While Black Friday used to be the retail highlight of the season, a new development in retail history is taking its place: Free Shipping Day. First promoted in 2008, Free Shipping Day extends the holiday shopping season for online […]

Report: Retail Container Traffic Is Up 17 Percent for the Year


The improving economy has helped the shipping industry by bringing in more containers full of retail merchandise. Will it continue in 2011?

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UPS Boosts Security at Retail Shipping Outlets, Now Requires ID


In an effort to enhance the security of packages it ships, the carrier will now require customers to show a photo ID at its retail stores.

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New Mail Options?

The threat of financial doomsday scenarios at the U.S. Postal Service is forcing retailers to prepare for a day when the U.S. Mail is a far smaller piece of their business plans. Despite the Postal Regulatory Commission having struck down the USPS’s recent attempt to raise rates beyond the rate of inflation, retailers and wholesalers […]

Anticipating Heavy Shopping, UPS to Hire 50K Temp Workers


As Christmas shopping moves into high gear, the shipping giant braces for the onslaught by hiring temporary workers.

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Retail Consultant Takes on UPS, FedEx Over Shipping Rates


AFMS Logistics Management Group wants shippers to revise rate contracts on behalf of its clients, and is taking its case to court

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Shipping Solutions From LSC

As prices plummet and soar at the gas pump, calculating and managing shipping costs can be a real drain on a retailer’s business. There’s no getting around the need to move goods from sellers to buyers, but the costs involved (from researching many shipping rates to grappling with big carriers who give good rates to […]