Amazon deploys delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS

Amazon gears up for new delivery service

Logistics must occur at lightning speed. That’s why Amazon has constructed a delivery service that grants it increased ownership over its supply chain operations, greater flexibility getting packages to customers and power over other shipping giants in the field. This should come as no surprise from the e-commerce giant that acquired a high-end grocery chain for $13.7 billion, forfeited $7.2 …

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Everything you need to know about dimensional weight

In the past, packages were only billed by weight, regardless of the size or shape of the package. Carriers quickly realized they were not making a profit when shipping parcels that were lightweight. A lightweight yoga mat in a package was so cheap to send that, for UPS or FedEx, it wasn’t worth the amount of room it would take …

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No follow up needed: Share a Refund tracks refund credits from start to finish

Think of Share a Refund like a digital detective that initiates a comprehensive audit, submits claims on eligible shipments, and diligently tracks refunds until verified. Share a Refund tracks claims and reconciles credits to secure monetary refunds on your shipping accounts. Unlike some auditors who take a cut of every refund secured, Share a Refund only splits the refunds where actions were taken by …

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UPS promises holiday shipping delays

UPS planned to hire 95,000 temporary seasonal workers yet packages still can’t arrive on time. To make a bad situation worse, the shipper is paying extra for those shipments that don’t arrive when expected due to UPS’ 27-cent surcharge implemented during peak holiday weeks. Even with the additional workforce and seasonal surcharge, UPS is overwhelmed by online orders. Customers using …

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UPS capitalizes on Cyber Monday shoppers

Cyber Monday, the kickoff to holiday shipping season, is fast-approaching. The ads are circulating, the deals are being determined, and e-commerce businesses and shoppers are revving their engines for this year’s Cyber Monday sales. Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day in the history of U.S. e-commerce, as consumers spent an astounding $3.45 billion online on Monday, according to Adobe …

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Are regional carriers right for you?

Common carriers like FedEx and UPS represent globally recognized and trusted names, but their global footprint can be a disadvantage to shippers needing a niche transportation option. Regional shippers are becoming more attractive as businesses look to cut costs and tighten delivery windows. A regional shipper will focus on specific geographic regions, offer more personable service, advanced flexibility and various …

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See how easily you can save time with Share a Refund claim submissions

The Share a Refund app is a centralized hub for parcel managed services. The claim submission service is one feature that processes all shipments within a FedEx or UPS account eligible for a refund in near real-time. Claims submitted by Share a Refund for late delivery, duplicate charges, commercial surcharges, and more get refunded quickly and have a high rate …

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Why last-mile delivery is a big deal

E-commerce shopping is here to stay. It’s fundamentally shaping the way consumers shop and the way they expect shipments to be delivered. Retailers and carriers are under pressure to push the boundaries in traditional shipping methods as they strive to exceed customer expectations and manage costs effectively. Here are three trends that are revolutionizing the last-mile delivery landscape. Automation in …