Tag: package delivery pricing

Angry shippers accuse carriers of ‘price-signalling’ with ‘unjustified’ surcharges | The Loadstar

Angry shippers accuse carriers of ‘price-signalling’ with ‘unjustified’ surcharges | The Loadstar

The European Shippers Council (ESC) has accused container lines of price-signalling, following a wave of emergency bunker surcharges (EBSs). A letter to the European Commission claims the introduction of an EBS by “most of the largest” container lines at the start of June was “unjustified”. “Oil prices had indeed been rising during the last month, but the latest […]

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

While list prices of drugs in the U.S. continue to grow at an annual clip of around 6%, real or net U.S. drug prices, including discounts and rebates, fell 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) appear to be successfully lowering net prices of drugs through higher rebates and co-payment […]

Walmart targets Cincinnati home delivery market with ‘transparency’ pitch | WCPO

Walmart targets Cincinnati home delivery market with ‘transparency’ pitch | WCPO

“The great low price you see on produce, on consumables, on soup and crackers, it’s always the same low price online as they are in stores,” said Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman. “That’s a big deal.” Similarly, Walmart’s delivery fee of $9.95 per order doesn’t change if you hit a certain order threshold, she added, and […]

CollectPlus cuts pricing for Send service | Post&Parcel

CollectPlus cuts pricing for Send service | Post&Parcel

In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (21 May), CollectPlus said that the cost of sending a 3-5-day Economy service parcel weighing under 2kg has been cut to £3.99 from £4.99, and the cost of sending a similarly weighted 2-day Standard parcel has been reduced in price to £4.69 from £5.69. Commenting on the introduction […]

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

Pricing strategy While Amazon entered the Food & Groceries category four years ago, which it is betting on to make it the daily, weekly, monthly shopping site of choice for Indians who spend a substantial portion of their monthly income on food, groceries and other consumables, it will have to tweak its pricing strategy to […]

The new USPS reform bill could shake up supply chains | Supply Chain Dive

The new USPS reform bill could shake up supply chains | Supply Chain Dive

Tracey believes if the USPS were allowed “more dynamic pricing flexibility as a market participant,” then the USPS might be able to turn a profit. But big changes to how the USPS operates would affect supply chains. Some companies may have to rearrange supply chains or absorb higher costs if USPS shipping rates increase or […]

Will surging freight rates herald the return of the inflation boogieman? | DC Velocity

Will surging freight rates herald the return of the inflation boogieman? | DC Velocity

In his comments, Broughton said he doesn’t see overall demand slacking off any time soon. Resurgent oil prices have sparked a renewed boom in the industrial economy, just as the collapse in the energy complex in 2014 led to the industrial recovery’s end. More tellingly, and somewhat counter to expectations, since they had been written […]

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart’s approach vs. Amazon’s: speed vs. control The biggest advantage of Walmart’s plan to outsource the crucial last-mile delivery to Uber and Lyft is that it’s fast and cheap. In the short run, this will allow the company to quickly scale, which is apparent when compared to Amazon’s Whole Food pilot delivery service. As previously […]

Pricing picture for truckload and intermodal remains positive, says Cass and Broughton Capital | Logistics Management

Pricing picture for truckload and intermodal remains positive, says Cass and Broughton Capital | Logistics Management

“Pricing for trucking is growing ever stronger and ‘gaining momentum’ continues to be an understatement,” wrote Broughton Capital Managing Director Donald Broughton in the report. “After signaling an industrial recession in the U.S. and being negative for 13 months in a row (from March 2016 through March 2017), the Cass TL linehaul index has not […]

‘15% freight hike can escalate essential commodities’ prices’ | Times of India

‘15% freight hike can escalate essential commodities’ prices’ | Times of India

Bal Malkit Singh of All-India Motor Transport Congress said, “The increase in freight charges will escalate transportation costs of traders, which will impact the final price of products. The common man will have to bear the brunt and costs.” … Ashok Goyal of Bombay Goods Transport Association said during the March-May quarter, most drivers go […]