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FedEx Reportedly Slashing Prices on Express Service | MultiChannelMerchant

FedEx Reportedly Slashing Prices on Express Service | MultiChannelMerchant

Close on the heels of its decision earlier this month to cut ties between Amazon and its Express air delivery unit, FedEx is reportedly offering big discounts on the service to draw in more ecommerce business and take it away from rival UPS, according to the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, FedEx is […]

Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’ | The Washington Post

Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’ | The Washington Post

FedEx Corp. may finally be waking up to the threat Amazon.com Inc. poses to its business model. The logistics company is offering big discounts to help fill the planes in its Express delivery network with more e-commerce shipments, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter. The deals are being […]

Freight Pricing Methods Defined: Contract -Project – Spot | InTek

Freight Pricing Methods Defined: Contract -Project – Spot | InTek

There is more to a freight rate than the dollar figure given by a freight provider that is then input to a spreadsheet equation. In today’s world where logistics professionals are constantly managing the price, service and capacity equation a person needs to determine not only the most effective freight mode, but also the type […]

USPS changes parcel pricing strategy; shipper impact unclear | FreightWaves

USPS changes parcel pricing strategy; shipper impact unclear | FreightWaves

On June 23, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) implements a pricing change that subjects more parcels to rates pegged to their dimensions instead of their actual weight. What impact, if any, this has on the USPS shipper universe won’t be known for months. Under the new policy, USPS will, for the first time, price parcels […]

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may become the first food delivery service here to introduce dynamic pricing for orders off a menu, according to recent changes to its terms of service. The addition, in March, states that Deliveroo “may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means that prices of menu items and delivery may change while you […]

GOQii Sends Legal Notice To Flipkart Over Predatory Pricing | Inc42

GOQii Sends Legal Notice To Flipkart Over Predatory Pricing | Inc42

California and Mumbai-based fitness and wearable startup  GOQii is taking legal action against ecommerce giant Flipkart due to deep discounting of its products which allegedly violate the sales agreement between the companies. GOQii founder Vishal Gondal told ET that the company had an agreement with Flipkart for the sale of its fitness bands. However, the […]

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]

As air freight carriers move to online pricing, forwarders call for comparison sites | The Loadstar

As air freight carriers move to online pricing, forwarders call for comparison sites | The Loadstar

Forwarders are struggling to see the benefits of online rates and bookings for air freight that are published on individual airline websites. As the carriers begin to move their pricing information online, forwarders are claiming it leads to inefficiency. Joe Lawrence, president of GSA Airline Services International, said forwarders were not going to spend time on individual […]

Air freight – today’s rate won’t be tomorrow’s | FreightWaves

Air freight – today’s rate won’t be tomorrow’s | FreightWaves

Dynamic pricing is coming to an airline near you, but the only question is whether or not shippers will embrace the fluctuating levels that appear on their invoices. In the 1990s and 2000s when I was calling in bookings and typing air waybills, I had a three-ring binder filled with airline rate sheets whose validity […]

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Is Changing Online Price Competition—and the Fed Needs to Pay Attention | HBS Working Knowledge

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Is Changing Online Price Competition—and the Fed Needs to Pay Attention | HBS Working Knowledge

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]