Tag: Delivery Fees

CP Rail weighs strategic deals to boost crude-by-rail | Reuters

CP Rail weighs strategic deals to boost crude-by-rail | Reuters

Canada’s second-largest railway said it expects revenue growth in the mid single digits this year, boosted by strong global potash demand, strength in energy and chemicals, and sees better pricing because of tighter capacity. CP said adjusted earnings per share growth would be in the low double digits. “We see solid momentum growth heading into […]

Cheap Amazon shipping leaves the Postal Service ‘dumber and poorer,’ Trump says | The Washington Post

Cheap Amazon shipping leaves the Postal Service ‘dumber and poorer,’ Trump says | The Washington Post

Spokesmen for the Postal Service and Amazon didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. In July, Amazon told Fortune magazine that the Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the Postal Service, “has consistently found that Amazon’s contracts with the USPS are profitable.” Amazon defended its program in July after Josh Sandbulte, a hedge fund manager with a […]

Trump: Amazon Is Getting Rich on Low Post Office Rates | Fortune

Trump: Amazon Is Getting Rich on Low Post Office Rates | Fortune

USPS’s chief financial officer, Joseph Corbett, wrote in a post for PostalReporter.com in August that the service is required by law to charge retailers at least enough to cover its delivery costs. “The reason we continue to attract e-commerce customers and business partners is because our customers see the value of our predictable service, enhanced […]

startup: Startup Trukky uses tech to offer real time goods transport rates to SMEs | The Economic Times

startup: Startup Trukky uses tech to offer real time goods transport rates to SMEs | The Economic Times

Besides, hardly anybody was offering a service delivery guarantee,” says Das. This discovery led to a discussion with Sahu, whose family was into the transportation business, and the idea of building an app for truckers came into being. “But since the segment was huge and fragmented, we decided to start small, and focused on intercity […]

Uber water shipment shows trucking’s load-matching future | JOC

Uber water shipment shows trucking’s load-matching future | JOC

The problem was compounded by a tight trucking market. This fall, capacity in general is harder to find and comes at a premium price compared with 2016. In early September, hurricanes Harvey and Irma combined with the start of the peak trucking season and a healthier economy to absorb excess capacity and push spot market […]

Postal Service forecasts ‘much-needed revenue’ from approved rate hike | FederalNewsRadio.com

Postal Service forecasts ‘much-needed revenue’ from approved rate hike | FederalNewsRadio.com

“Making these payments in full or in part would have left us with insufficient cash on hand to ensure that we will be able to cover our current and our anticipated operating costs, make necessary capital investments and have adequate liquidity,” Corbett said. Amid the harsh reality of the Postal Service’s financial situation, Brennan also […]

The Best Ways to Save Money When Shipping Packages for Your Small Business | Entrepreneur

The Best Ways to Save Money When Shipping Packages for Your Small Business | Entrepreneur

To help ease the complexity that parcel management often presents to merchants, it’s important to recognize the various opportunities and demands that shipping introduces to commerce based businesses. Sim offers the following five points when aiming to streamline your shipping strategy. Identify serviceable markets: Commerce is global, with potential customers ordering from every corner of […]

KnocKnocK founder Jordan Liu on why you should purposely start your business small and un-scalable | e27

KnocKnocK founder Jordan Liu on why you should purposely start your business small and un-scalable | e27

The convenience of pickup/delivery is actually just one pain point of traditional shops which mobile internet technologies in 2014 were well-developed enough to improve efficiency and reduce cost. We studied a few sectors of household chores and found that laundry services had the highest frequency of usage, and decided to give it a try. KnocKnocK […]

DoorDash is testing surge pricing for its deliveries in select US markets | Quartz

DoorDash is testing surge pricing for its deliveries in select US markets | Quartz

Everyone hated surge pricing when Uber first added it to rides. Now surge is becoming ubiquitous among food delivery startups, too. Postmates has “blitz pricing” and Sprig, before it went out of business, charged more to deliver during busy times. Uber brought surge pricing to UberEats late last year and, in recent months, DoorDash has […]

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing—and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as […]