UPS adds international destinations to Saturday pick-ups

In a move to support shippers wanting to fulfill online orders over the weekend, UPS has expanded its Saturday pick-up service for U.S. customers with the addition of 122 export destinations around the world.  The UPS Worldwide Express product is now available to a total of 179 destinations, including 28 new markets in the Americas, 20 in […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 14, 2019

Shopify, UPS cut deal to lower rates for online retailers

Christmas is coming early for smaller retailers looking to boost online sales. A UPS-Shopify rate deal puts smaller retailers one step closer to competing with Amazon.com’s extensive logistics advantage, by offering lower rates usually reserved for larger customers. Shopify now features a UPS-hosted dashboard on its platform. Henceforth, the hundreds of thousands of small U.S.-based […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 17, 2017

FedEx, Walgreens thwart ‘porch pirates’ with 8,000 more secure locations

As concerns over a rise in express package thefts, FedEx and Walgreens pharmacies have inked a long-term deal to install 8,000 secure pickup/dropoff locations in pharmacies across the United States. Starting this spring, a small-scale rollout will begin, and FedEx expects to have the program available at “thousands of Walgreens locations later this calendar year […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2017

First steps to a better last mile for e-commerce

The annual barbeque was only days away when Miriam looked out of the kitchen window of the two-story Duluth duplex she and her husband Mark lived in and realized that their lawn furniture had been ruined by last year’s unusually severe Minnesota winter. Miriam flipped open her laptop and rushed to avert a seating crisis. […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 4, 2016