Tag: package delivery pricing

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 […]

Amazon could soon offer checking accounts for its customers | Daily Mail Online

Amazon could soon offer checking accounts for its customers | Daily Mail Online

The service, which will entail Amazon picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, could expand to more cities as soon as this year, the report said. The program is being piloted with Amazon’s third-party sellers, and could eventually be opened to other businesses too, the Journal said adding that Amazon was planning […]

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 […]