Tag: package delivery pricing

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 […]

4 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Shipping Surge Pricing | TotalRetail

4 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Shipping Surge Pricing | TotalRetail

Shipping costs continue to be the No. 1 reason for cart abandonment, and this new “surge charge” won’t help. There are steps you can take to minimize the impact of this new surge pricing and help you sleep at night: 1. Realize the everything in your agreement is negotiable. Standard carrier response will tell you […]

Digital forwarder predicts airlines will bring cargo consolidation in-house | Air Cargo News

Digital forwarder predicts airlines will bring cargo consolidation in-house | Air Cargo News

However, Petersen believes this could all soon change with the continued digitisation of supply chain functions. “The advent of real-time dynamic pricing for air freight sold through digital marketplaces will allow airlines to consolidate freight at the plane-level instead of the pallet-level,” he said in a blog post. “Until now, consolidators have been necessary because […]

UPS, FedEx roll out pricing for ultra-short-haul delivery services | 21st Century Postal Worker

UPS, FedEx roll out pricing for ultra-short-haul delivery services | 21st Century Postal Worker

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are offering a new type of pricing for deliveries within a 50-mile radius, according to a person familiar with the companies’ strategy, in a move designed to divert local “last mile” business-to-consumer traffic normally moving with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Short-haul shipments delivered by the two giants would fall […]

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge | TruckingInfo.com

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge | TruckingInfo.com

“This is consistent with the pre-announcements of lower earnings by several of the larger trucking companies,” Broughton Capital said. “Our pricing forecast for 2017 is now -1% to 2%, as the current strength being reported in spot rates by DAT Solutions is leading us to believe contract pricing rates should move back into positive territory […]