National Returns Day to Hit New Record, According to UPS

E-commerce Expansion Fuels Robust Returns With National Returns Day Expected to Hit New Record In December, more than 1 million returns occurred each day before Christmas 1.4 million returns expected on National Returns Day, Jan. 3, a fifth consecutive annual record, up 8% from prior year Record breaking Black Friday and Cyber Week e-commerce sales […]

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 […]

UPS To Hire About 95,000 For Holiday Season

Seasonal and part-time positions often an entry point to UPS careers Up to 35% of those hired seasonally over the last three years have permanent jobs with the company UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that it expects to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in […]

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 […]

Daimler Trucks Rolls Out First Electric Trucks to Postal Giant UPS

Company to Initially Use Three FUSO eCanter EVs 9/14/2017 UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it will place in service three medium-duty electric trucks from Daimler Trucks Fuso brand, called the eCanter. The company will be the first commercial customer in the U.S. to use this series-produced vehicle. UPS will deploy the trucks in the U.S. […]

UPS Integrates Chatbot With UPS My Choice — allows customers to get info without tracking number

Customers can use Artificial-Intelligence-enabled chatbot to obtain information about their incoming and recently delivered packages UPS is first U.S. package delivery company to offer chatbot designed for authenticated users Artificial Intelligence supports UPS global logistics network 5/15/17 UPS (NYSE:UPS) on Monday said it has integrated its customer-facing chatbot with UPS My Choice®, allowing customers to obtain information about […]

Judge finds UPS liable to New York over illegally shipping cartons of untaxed cigarettes

A federal judge on Friday held United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the state and city are entitled to […]

Former UPS Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

1/19/17 BOSTON – A former United Parcel Service (UPS) employee pleaded guilty on Jan. 17, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role in a cocaine trafficking organization that shipped cocaine, secreted in UPS packages, from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts. Jorge Carrasquillo-Ortiz, 41, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty to […]