In its fiscal third quarter earnings report released March 21, FedEx announced record volume during its post-Thanksgiving peak. The quarter, which closed Feb. 28 and included December and January, encompassed most of that peak holiday season.
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.
When you think of the biggest shopping day of the year, your first thought might be Black Friday. That’s understandable—over the years, it’s become synonymous with the idea of deep sales and the commencement of the holiday shopping season.
Feeling the pressure of the holidays this year? Don’t worry—you’re not the only one. It’s not just shippers who struggle this time of year to meet customer demand, but their carriers as well as they rush to meet holiday deliver deadlines amidst surging orders.
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.
Data. It’s important. Especially when it can make the difference of tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for shippers, having access to—and a deeper understanding of—the data within a shipping profile. But it can also be important for carriers.