Amazon covers cost of shipping your donations to Goodwill via USPS

If you’re like many holiday shoppers this year, you’re stuck with a pile of empty Amazon boxes. Good news — there’s a solution that will give your recycling bin a break and help others at the same time. Amazon is teaming up with Goodwill to use empty shipping boxes to get rid of household clutter with […]

Why United Parcel Service and FedEx Corporation Are Hiking Prices

Despite competition from Amazon.com, the package delivery giants are increasing prices. Here’s a look at why — and what it means for investors. Prices are going up. Around the time of the company’s first-quarter 2017 results in late September, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) followed rival United Parcel Service, Inc (NYSE:UPS) in hiking selected shipping rates by […]

Video: Amazon Contracts For Its Own Fast Delivery From Distribution Center

June 6, 2016 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If Amazon.com had its way, every shopper would shop online, and then have that order filled and packaged at fulfillment centers like one in Crafton PA with products to be delivered to your doorstep by Amazon deliverers, instead of the traditional U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx delivery. “They […]

Will USPS get tangled up in possible investigation of Amazon’s Prime Delivery practices

Amazon has come under fire for being selective on which areas are eligible for its ‘Prime Free Same-Day delivery’. In six major same-day delivery cities, Amazon’s Prime Free Same-Day delivery’ area excludes predominantly black ZIP codes to varying degrees, according to a Bloomberg analysis. In Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington, cities still struggling to overcome […]

Amazon to open sorting center across the street from USPS in Wallingford CT

August 7, 2015 WALLINGFORD, CT — Expanding its presence in the state and along the East Coast, Amazon plans to open a sorting center on Research Parkway. The company is unsure when the facility will open. Amazon refers to the facility as a “sortation center,” which differs from a fulfillment center. Packages delivered to the […]

UPS, FedEx Cap Holiday Deliveries Amid Late Surge

12.24.14 In October the president of U.S. operations for UPS, Myron Gray, said that if retailers exceed their shipping quotas, UPS might “mute what they are giving to us.” The company’s chief commercial officer, Alan Gershenhorn, said there could be surcharges. Asked to clarify the remarks, UPS officials said they would first work with retailers […]