Tag: package delivery pricing

How SpaceX Falcon Heavy undercuts its competition three-fold | TeslaRati

How SpaceX Falcon Heavy undercuts its competition three-fold | TeslaRati

Following the stunningly successful debut of SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket, the spaceflight fan community and industry have been abuzz with attempts to estimate Falcon Heavy’s true price as an expendable or partially expendable launch vehicle. Thankfully, CEO Elon Musk appears to have been interested enough to fill in the knowledge gaps concerning the rocket’s […]

Trade Me fee change sparks angry response from retailers | NZ Herald

Trade Me fee change sparks angry response from retailers | NZ Herald

Plans by Trade Me to change its success fee model to include shipping costs has sparked an angry response from some retailers on the auction site. The change means that from March 14 success fees for professional retailers will apply to both the item sale price and the shipping cost. The change did not affect […]

Amazon package-delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS | Business Insider

Amazon package-delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS | Business Insider

Amazon is planning to debut a package-delivery service for businesses that’s designed to compete directly with FedEx and UPS, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Stevens reported Friday that the e-commerce giant would roll out the service, called Shipping with Amazon, or SWA, in Los Angeles over the next few weeks. […]

UPS Earnings: Investors, We Have an Amazon Problem | Barron’s

UPS Earnings: Investors, We Have an Amazon Problem | Barron’s

Keith Schoonmaker, director of industrial equities research at Morningstar, said he wasn’t surprised at the higher capex forecast since meeting surging online demand doesn’t come for free. In an email to Barron’s he said: “Even though UPS has tremendous capabilities, it didn’t have idle sorting facilities waiting for fantastic growth, and must expand to capture […]

Holiday surge comes at a cost for UPS | Seeking Alpha

Holiday surge comes at a cost for UPS | Seeking Alpha

UPS (NYSE:UPS) shows an increase of 11.2% in revenue during the holiday quarter, driven higher by a 21% jump in revenue for the supply chain/freight segment. Operating profit didn’t quite keep up with the pace of revenue growth, moving up 3.2% to $2.294B. Revenue in the U.S. Domestic segment was up 8.4% to $922M. Revenue […]

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space | WSJ

Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space | WSJ

Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.com Inc. and others into the airline business. Global airfreight traffic climbed almost 9% year-over-year in November, the start of the peak shipping season, and rates […]

Commentary: Adventures in big data wonderland – Don’t get lost in the rabbit hole | American Shipper

Commentary: Adventures in big data wonderland – Don’t get lost in the rabbit hole | American Shipper

Chasing the elusive white rabbit. Today, 3PLs and brokers are stuck in a cycle of chasing loads, agreeing to fixed-price contracts with shippers, and getting burned when capacity tightens and rates rise. Margin compression is a daily concern, and the key to a failsafe pricing strategy remains just out of reach. In addition to pricing […]

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 […]

Forwarders claim carriers are controlling capacity to force up air freight rates | The Loadstar

Forwarders claim carriers are controlling capacity to force up air freight rates | The Loadstar

Air freight forwarders have accused some airlines of exploiting the spot market by cancelling scheduled flights and not providing sufficient capacity. As rates have risen over past months, shippers have struggled to secure space, which they claim airlines have strictly controlled. “We observe carriers applying more and more dynamic pricing, especially on constrained routes,” Ingo-Alexander […]