Wal-Mart testing 2 day shipping subscription service to rival Amazon Prime

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a two-day shipping subscription service and building a regional delivery network as the world’s biggest retailer tries to rival Amazon.com Inc. As part of the project, Wal-Mart will rely on eight massive e-commerce warehouses around the country, the last of which will be built by year’s end. It will also […]

Senator McCaskill questions if USPS is undercharging competitors for “Last Mile” delivery

Thursday, April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today questioned the U.S. Postal Service’s pricing for its “last mile” of delivery in rural areas, and why she believes it may be losing money by under-charging competitors such as UPS and Fedex to carry mail to those areas. “I have been on a harangue […]

FedEx Is Again USPS’s Top Supplier For Thirteenth Straight Year at $1.4 Billion

Top U.S. Postal Service Contractors for FY 2015 Husch Blackwell Sanders’ Government Contracts Practice Group today released its list of the top 10 U.S. Postal Service suppliers for fiscal year 2015, compiled from information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. David P. Hendel, a partner in the firm whose practice focuses on postal contracting […]

Senator McCaskill questions whether Postal Service is operating efficiently compared to UPS, FedEx

Postal Service in Hot Seat as McCaskill Aims to Protect Rural Delivery for Missourians Senator questions whether Postal Service is operating efficiently compared to UPS, FedEx, has capability for effective rural delivery WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today demanded answers from the U.S. Postal Service on how it will protect mail delivery for rural […]

Video: UPS, Fedex fuel surcharges earns place on Consumer Reports list of “naughty” companies for Christmas 2015

Fuel prices are plunging, but that hasn’t stopped FedEx and United Parcel Service from charging customers a fuel surcharge. The price of diesel is down 30% from a year ago, but UPS still charges customers a 5.25% fuel surcharge on top of whatever it would cost to ship a package. FedEx’s fuel surcharge is 4.25% […]

FedEx hikes fuel surcharges again

FedEx plans to raise its fuel surcharges for the second time this year, a move that’s rankling some of the company’s business customers, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. The increase, which takes effect Nov. 2, comes amid falling gas prices nationally. FedEx attributes the higher surcharge to heavier packages and a rise in […]

Video: FedEx says it was USPS driver not us caught throwing fragile packages on camera

CHICAGO (WLS) –A delivery driver was caught on camera tossing wedding gifts at a Chicago home. The couple told ABC7 Eyewitness news the packages were delivered by FedEx. FedEx claims the U.S. postal service delivered the package, saying in a statement, “It appears, according to the attached shipping tracking scan, that the package was delivered […]

Why Mailbox Access is reserved for USPS and not other delivery companies

Response to OIG Blog Article from UPS on Mailbox Access In his recent Office of Inspector General blog article, “Rethinking Mailbox Access,” UPS executive Keith Kellison proposes giving other delivery companies access to your mailbox. If delivery companies want to discuss stuffing your mailbox with their packages, then that discussion needs to start with why […]

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Introduces Bill to End Ban on Shipping of Alcohol Through the Mail

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) and 24 original co-sponsors introduced the bipartisan USPS Shipping Equity Act. This bill which would end the Prohibition-era ban on U.S. Postal Service shipping of alcoholic beverages—including beer, wine, distilled spirits, and other alcoholic drinks—to consumers via mail. “Prohibition is history, and this […]