Federal Express

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…

Analyzing the FedEx, UPS 2017 Holiday Surcharge Increases
August 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

Both FedEx and UPS have announced new, temporary holiday surcharges that will impact shipping costs for e-commerce businesses this holiday season. UPS In June, UPS announced a new peak season charge applicable during selected weeks in November and December 2017 for U.S. Residential, Large Packages and Packages Over Maximum Limits. The increase means that every…

FedEx Announces 2017 General Rate Increase, Other Changes
September 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm

In a somewhat surprising move to industry analysts, FedEx has announced shipping rate and surcharge changes for 2017 that do not match those announced Sept. 1 by rival UPS. FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective Jan. 2, 2017 as follows: FedEx Express will increase shipping…

China Grants Unconditional Approval of FedEx, TNT Express Merger
May 2, 2016 at 10:57 am

In its ongoing efforts to merge, FedEx and TNT Express jointly announced last Friday the unconditional approval of the Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China. After winning approvals in the United States (November 2015), EU (January 2016) and Brazil (February 2016), China was the last major regulatory hurdle for FedEx to gain in its…

UPS Announces 2016 General Rate Increase
October 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

Effective Dec. 28, 2015, UPS Ground rates and accessorial charges will increase by an average net 4.9 percent. UPS Air and International services and accessorials, including UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 5.2 percent. UPS Freight rates will increase an average net of…