Tag: package delivery pricing

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 […]

Even largest shippers struggle with real-time visibility | JOC.com

Even largest shippers struggle with real-time visibility | JOC.com

Other investors in the “Uber for Trucking” company include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and Marc Benioff, founder and CEO of Salesforce, as well as Greylock Partners. The Seattle-based company, founded by CEO Daniel Lewis and chief technology officer Grant Goodale, has raised more than $80 million to date in three rounds of investment. Convoy began […]

Postal Service Files For Rate Increase | The NonProfit Times

Postal Service Files For Rate Increase | The NonProfit Times

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for a rate increase that, if approved, would increase postage rates anywhere from 2 to 4 percent, depending the class and category of mailings. The new rates would take effect on Jan. 21, 2018 after review by the PRC. The proposal […]

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 […]

Could “Big Data” Predict Freight Rates? | The Maritime Executive

Could “Big Data” Predict Freight Rates? | The Maritime Executive

What if you had a good idea of what container freight rates for your cargo might be next week? If you knew they would go up, you could book your shipment now; if you knew they would go down, you might be able to wait for a lower price. Christian Ove Sørensen, global head of marketing and […]

Quarterly Air Cargo Update: Confidence on a Steady Climb | Logistics Management

Quarterly Air Cargo Update: Confidence on a Steady Climb | Logistics Management

Raising rates While air cargo volumes have increased, margins remain depressed for many air cargo middlemen, says Brandon Fried, executive director of the AirForwarders Association (AfA). “Most of our members are looking forward to opportunities in which profitability may improve,” says Fried. “One influencing factor to consider is the growth of capacity we’ve seen over […]

FedEx will not charge extra for most holiday home deliveries | Nasdaq.com

FedEx will not charge extra for most holiday home deliveries | Nasdaq.com

FedEx’s holiday pricing strategy steps up the Memphis-based company’s battle with UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, for a greater share of e-commerce business driven by retailers like Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> and Wal-Mart Stores Inc <WMT.N>. UPS and FedEx have spent billions of dollars on upgrading their networks to handle rapidly rising e-commerce package volumes, […]

Ocean Pricing: The tide is turning | Logistics Management

Ocean Pricing: The tide is turning | Logistics Management

Further, C.H. Robinson estimates that about two million TEUs will be added during the 2016 and 2017 operating years, while about 600,000 TEUs will be scrapped. The net increase would seem to suggest a continued soft market, however industry consolidation means tighter price control. A good example has been the parcel carriers and railroads, which […]

Dynamic airfreight pricing, what it means for shippers and forwarders | Air Cargo News

Dynamic airfreight pricing, what it means for shippers and forwarders | Air Cargo News

Posted airfreight rates with promotions change about once a month, on average. When airlines make the shift to dynamic pricing, rates change constantly, driven by excess capacity and diminishing time before departure, writes Manel Galindo* of Freightos. Once the majority of airlines make this shift to dynamic pricing, our industry will witness the same kind of […]