Federal Express

FedEx Adds Delivery Surcharges to Combat Coronavirus Surge
June 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Less than two weeks after United Parcel Service (UPS) posted surcharges on all types of deliveries, FedEx Corp. has followed suit. In an announcement posted on its website last week, FedEx said it's imposing a temporary surcharge, effective today, June 8, on certain types of packages as shipping carriers struggle with the surge related to e-commerce orders due…

Amazon Lifts Ban on FedEx Ground Delivery for its Third-Party Sellers
January 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Amazon.com has lifted its ban on FedEx Ground delivery for its third-party sellers, resuming service on Tuesday, reports CNBC. The e-commerce giant temporarily suspended FedEx's Ground delivery for Prime shipments last month, citing poor delivery performance, which caught many of its sellers off guard during the busy holiday season. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that…

Amazon Blocks Sellers From Using FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments
December 17, 2019 at 10:51 am

Amazon.com is blocking its third-party sellers from using FedEx's ground delivery network for Prime shipments, citing a decline in performance heading into the final stretch of the holiday shopping season. The ban on using FedEx’s Ground and Home services starts this week and will last “until the delivery performance of these ship methods improves,” according…

Walgreens Partners With FedEx to Accept Online Returns
October 10, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Walgreens and FedEx are partnering to make online returns more convenient, TechCrunch reported. Customers will be able to drop off their online returns at thousands of Walgreens locations nationwide and, if they need to, they'll be able to print their return shipping label in the store too. Through FedEx's Returns Technology platform, online vendors and retailers can…

FedEx Announces 2020 General Rate Increase
September 18, 2019 at 1:13 pm

FedEx announced on Monday its annual general rate increase for 2020. Effective Jan. 6, 2020, FedEx Express (Domestic, U.S. Export and U.S. Import), FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9 percent, while FedEx Freight will increase rates by an average of 5.9 percent. How will this affect…

FedEx Ending Ground Deliveries for Amazon
August 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

FedEx will not be renewing its ground-delivery contract with Amazon.com, which expires at the end of this month, CNBC reported. A spokesperson for FedEx said the decision is consistent with the company's strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market. “We're constantly innovating to improve the carrier experience and sometimes that means re-evaluating our carrier relationships,”…

FedEx Ground to Offer 7-Day-a-Week Deliveries
May 31, 2019 at 9:31 am

FedEx will become the first of the nation’s big three parcel delivery services to regularly deliver to residences seven days a week, starting in January. FedEx Corp.’s domestic e-commerce workhorse, FedEx Ground, typically shifts to six- or seven-day operations amid a deluge of packages during holiday peak season. This fall the shift to seven days…

How the FedEx Rate Hike Will Impact Retailers
September 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss FedEx's recent rate hike and how increased shipping costs will affect retailers now and heading into the 2018 holiday season. In a double whammy for retailers, not only will it cost them more to ship their online orders with FedEx,…

Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Rush Slows Delivery Network
December 8, 2017 at 11:52 am

Wal-Mart said on Wednesday that an increase in online orders have caused delays in its distribution network, according to Reuters. "The week of Thanksgiving is an incredibly busy time for all of retail. With massive volume going through our system, there were some orders that took extra time, much like other major e-commerce sites,” Wal-Mart…