Federal Express

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…

Oops … They Did it Again! FedEx Increases Fuel Surcharges On All Products
September 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

On the heels of a fuel surcharge adjustment just this past February, FedEx is once again adjusting its fuel surcharge index nine months later. Effective Nov. 2, 2015, fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will change resulting in Express/International increases of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, and Ground increases of .5 percent to…

Impact of UPS and FedEx Dimensional Pricing Changes
August 24, 2015 at 11:25 am

In my observation, the vast majority of volume parcel shippers have tried to mitigate the impact of the 2015 dimensional pricing changes through a number of strategies. They include the following: carrier contract negotiations; diverting freight to regional carriers and the U.S. Postal Service that might offer higher DIM divisors and thresholds than the national…

Delivering a Profit
May 1, 2015

In light of rising costs for parcel delivery services, what are the best practices that e-commerce companies reliant on the parcel providers can employ? Consider the following