If Congress decides to change the appropriation law from six day to five day delivery, as requested by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), retailers using the six day service to deliver products and catalogues are faced with some hard decisions. The USPS has been plagued by an $8.3 billion budget shortfall because of the influx […]
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 […]
The improving economy has helped the shipping industry by bringing in more containers full of retail merchandise. Will it continue in 2011?
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.
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 […]
As Christmas shopping moves into high gear, the shipping giant braces for the onslaught by hiring temporary workers.
AFMS Logistics Management Group wants shippers to revise rate contracts on behalf of its clients, and is taking its case to court
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 […]