USPS eyes next-day Sunday delivery

The Postal Service hasn’t disclosed which stores may sign onto the new pilot program, launched in advance of retailers’ most competitive time of the year. 11/1/2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — As consumers demand ever-quicker and convenient package delivery, the U.S. Postal Service wants to boost its business this holiday season by offering what few e-commerce retailers […]

FedEx to slap dimensional pricing on packages handled in concert with USPS

9/20/2017 The companies say dimensional pricing is necessary to properly compensate them for handling lightweight and bulky packages that occupy disproportionate amounts of space aboard an aircraft or ground vehicle. As e-commerce volumes continue to grow, the companies have said they handle a larger proportion of packages with those characteristics, and can no longer price […]

IBM tests locker ledger network to improve “last mile” package delivery

Working in the IBM Bluemix Garage, FreshTurf to create and deploy unique logistics app with blockchain and cloud SINGAPORE, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is working with Singapore start-up FreshTurf in the Singapore location of its IBM Bluemix Garage network. Using IBM Cloud and Blockchain technologies, FreshTurf has been working with IBM […]

UPS boosts last-mile deliveries instead of paying USPS as earnings rise

United Parcel Service Inc. reported 10% growth in quarterly income, helped by efforts to boost efficiency and lessen its costs delivering online orders to U.S. homes. Residential deliveries, up more than 6% in the quarter, are inherently more costly than shipments to businesses because the packages tend to require more driving and time. UPS has […]

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 […]

UPS Invests in same-day delivery company to Boost Last-Mile Capability

Palo Alto, CA—Feb. 24, 2016—Same-day delivery startup Deliv Inc. is getting a funding boost from an unlikely source: United Parcel Service Inc. The company fetches goods from brick-and-mortar retailers to bring them to customers’ homes nearby, one of a crop of such firms hoping to win the day in so-called last-mile delivery, typically the priciest […]

USPS hiring more carriers as “last mile” package delivery continues to grow

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire more city and rural carriers as “last mile” package delivery from Amazon.com, FedEx and UPS continues to grow. “We’ve really been growing the package business,” said Jim Herrmann, USPS district manager, during an interview Monday in Cedar Rapids. “Cedar Rapids-Iowa City is part of the Amazon.com Sunday […]