A strike in 2018 would be at least as catastrophic for UPS and its customers while disrupting the economy; but there are steps you can take in the meantime to reduce your parcel risk.
UPS announced its rate increases, which are effective Dec. 24, 2017. As a shipper, you need to understand the true impact on your business because the announced net average increase of 4.9% doesn’t tell the whole story.
FedEx is challenging shippers to choose between paying more for common service types and surcharges or succumb to the Amazon Effect and fall further behind the marketplace giant and your competitors.
With FedEx’s Sept. 18 announcement of its 2018 parcel rate increases, the GRI season has kicked off. As a shipper, you need to understand the true impact on your business.
UPS formalizes its new surcharges while FedEx’s less-discussed peak season impacts are at least as costly to shippers.
Particularly noteworthy for parcel shippers: the retail landscape is ever-changing and shopper expectations have been raised because of it.
The game of chess between UPS® and FedEx® continues to heat up, as both carriers make strategic moves to outperform the other. Over the last year, the carriers have made some significant changes and taken steps to stay competitive with one another—steps like competing GRIs and UPS’s aggressive moves in Worldwide Express.
Earlier this year, FedEx® announced it would change its dimensional weight divisor for US domestic shipments. Starting January 2, 2017, the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground US domestic dimensional divisor will be changed from 166 to 139.