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Category: Shipping & Fulfillment


Shipping & Fulfillment

FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates in January 2023

September 23, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

FedEx will raise shipping rates in January and provided details on Thursday. FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery rates will increase by an average of 6.9%. However, online sellers should look into details about fees, as rates for […]


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eBay Shipping Label System Crashed Tuesday Evening

September 20, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

eBay sellers were unable to print shipping labels on Tuesday evening. The Technical Issues board was inundated with reports of problems beginning around 3:30 pm. eBay displayed the following message when sellers tried to print labels: “Something went wrong. Sorry, […]


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Amazon Announces Faster Payouts, Discounted Shipping, and More

September 15, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

If yesterday’s news from Amazon’s seller conference seemed all about brands, regular sellers got some good news on day-two of Amazon Accelerate – including faster payouts and free access to multichannel shipping software from a service that previously cost $450/month. […]


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Major FedEx Ground contractor to stop delivering if agreement isn’t reached by Black Friday

August 24, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

One of FedEx Ground’s largest contractors is warning the company he may no longer make deliveries on his routes starting Black Friday as he pushes for improved compensation to account for inflation and other operational changes. Spencer Patton, founder and […]


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Amazon announces first peak season fee for its fulfillment services

August 17, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For businesses selling on Amazon, using the company’s fulfillment services instead of other carriers will no longer shield them from added peak season shipping costs. As Amazon noted in its announcement, the fee is similar to the surcharges or price […]


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Amazon cancels, delays wave of warehouse plans as e-commerce demand cools

July 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

After nearly doubling its operations capacity over the past two years to keep up with a pandemic-fueled demand surge, Amazon is pumping the brakes on its expansion plans. CFO Brian Olsavsky said in April that the company built more fulfillment […]


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Walmart plots 4 new ‘next generation’ fulfillment centers

June 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart plans to build four new high-tech fulfillment centers over the next three years that would include automation, machine learning and robotics while also collectively employing more than 4,000 new workers. The first “next-generation” facility is scheduled to open this […]


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New Bringg report addresses key factors needed for last-mile logistics success

May 10, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

A new report issued today by Chicago-based Bringg, a data-led delivery and fulfillment cloud platform provider highlighted how logistics services providers are approaching their last-mile operations, with a focus on things like: growth strategy, bridging the gap between growing delivery […]


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Five Technologies Changing the Logistics Industry

April 14, 2022

Via: B2B News Network

Logistics industry researchers have estimated that the supply chain management software market will grow by $2.92 billion from 2021 to 2025. Moreover, software solutions will change not only in quantity but also in quality. Applications for warehouse, freight transportation, and […]


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Impact of inflation on logistics remains problematic and requires planning and patience

April 13, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

The March inflation figure issued yesterday in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed yet another new high, rising 8.5% annually, and marking its biggest percentage gain going back to 1981. If this trend had not […]


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USPS Keeps Amazon Packages Moving after Tornado

March 8, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

The US Postal Service said it jumped into action after a tornado destroyed an Amazon facility in Illinois and killed six workers inside in December. The night of the tornado, a USPS accounts director reached out to Amazon, and the […]


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Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Transportation Market Update 2022: Carriers flex muscles

March 1, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

The $46 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) market, plagued by high fixed costs and sometimes awkward labor relations, has rebounded to become a cash cow over the past two years. “Customers are afraid to change carriers today for fear of not having […]


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Amazon Offers Sellers New Discounts on Shipping

February 21, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon is offering new discounts on shipping for sellers who purchase shipping labels through its Buy Shipping program. The company announced the program today (Monday), and sellers are attempting to learn more about when the new discount applies. Amazon wrote, […]


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The Shipping Industry Post-Pandemic: Overcoming the Supply Chain Problem

February 15, 2022

Via: B2B News Network

The global supply chain is in turmoil, a situation that has spelled disaster for a wide variety of industries. Grocery store shelves remain unstocked, high-demand products are off shelves, and customers are hoarding what they can get in a frenzy, […]


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LM reader survey underscores the impact of inflation on supply chain and logistics

January 20, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

In all supply chain and logistics circles these days, it seems that the topic at, or near, the top of the list for most industry taking points these days is inflation, and for good reason. Those reasons are highlighted based […]


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Amazon Warns Sellers to Shape Up about Shipments

January 18, 2022

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon warned sellers enrolled in its FBA program not to send canceled or deleted shipments to its fulfillment centers. Not only might it reject such shipments, but it warned, “Your ability to send us additional shipments may also be suspended.” […]


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The Retail Supply Chain is Hot Hot Hot

January 11, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

When things are running smoothly, all eyes are generally on eking additional efficiency, throughput and profitability out of those operations. For example, not long ago many retailers were focused on optimizing their supply chains, squeezing more out of interconnected networks […]


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Next-Level Lift Truck Telematics

January 10, 2022

Via: Logistics Management

Lift truck telematics has made its mark by turning lift trucks into connected assets. The core features of these solutions include impact monitoring and providing a digital record of safety incidents. The systems digitize safety checklists, rather than forcing operators […]


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Drewry advises shippers to brace for another year of ocean cargo rate hikes

December 27, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

Shippers may expect a second year of big increases in 2022 for ocean contract rates, says Philip Damas director and head of the supply chain advisors practice at London-based Drewry. “Challenges of securing ocean capacity amid current logjams and prospects […]


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U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are down, for the week ending December 18, reports AAR

December 22, 2021

Via: Logistics Management

United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, for the week of December 18 were mixed, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Rail carloads—at 234,704—are up 1.7% annually, trailing the weeks ending December 11 […]