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FedEx Plans $1 Billion in Cuts as Demand Falls

December 21, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

FedEx is planning to cut an additional $1 billion in costs, citing weak demand that led to a disappointing profit for Q2 2023, which ended Nov. 30. Most of the cuts are expected to impact the Express unit through measures […]


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FedEx preps for moderate peak season with space to add new customers

November 2, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx is preparing for a moderate peak season in terms of demand and has the space to onboard new customers during the holidays, according to Brie Carere, the company’s executive vice president and chief customer officer. “I would not anticipate […]


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UPS and FedEx rate increases are coming. Here’s how shippers can prepare.

October 28, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Even as they grapple with declining volumes, UPS and FedEx have both announced their delivery rates will soon increase by 6.9% on average. But the full force of their changes could cost shippers even more. How much more depends on […]


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FedEx terminates delivery agreements with face of Ground contractor revolt

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx Ground has canceled its agreements with delivery contractor Patton Logistics, whose founder and president has been an outspoken critic of the company’s current relationship with its contractors. Ground informed Spencer Patton on Friday afternoon that he is no longer […]


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How tensions between FedEx Ground and its contractors reached a boiling point

August 26, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Whether or not FedEx Ground contractors agree with Patton Logistics and Route Consultant founder Spencer Patton, thousands listened to his argument on how the delivery giant must change this past weekend in Las Vegas. Since he sent a letter on […]


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Quick & Easy Steps to Lower Shipping Costs

July 26, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

With ecommerce sales for 2021 increasing 14 percent over 2020, there is no question that shipping acumen has never been more important for retailers’ overall success. Especially with inflation and supply chain challenges continuing to disrupt the industry, small businesses […]


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FedEx expands self driving HGV pilot

May 20, 2022

Via: Charged

FedEx Corp has expanded its pilot programme using self-driving HGVs to move goods between hubs in Texas. The Aurora self-driving technology is set up on Peterbilt 579 HGVs. As of March this year, the HGVs have been doing a 520 […]


News & Trends

Small Business Success with FedEx’s Annual Grant Contest

April 7, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

In celebration of the 10th anniversary, FedEx’s annual Small Business Grant Contest is offering grants and services to 10 U.S.-based small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of more than $365,000. Winners will also receive FedEx Office print and business […]


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FedEx will test drone delivery for more efficient middle mile logistics

April 4, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The Chaparral could eventually fulfill a specific need in FedEx’s network that its current fleet of aircraft and vehicles can’t efficiently provide today, said Joe Stephens, FedEx Express senior vice president of global planning, engineering and technology. Using VTOL aircraft […]


News & Trends

What does Russia’s war on Ukraine mean for U.S. retail?

March 7, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Twelve days into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most visible impact on U.S. retail appears to be brands suspending operations in Russia, local calls for boycotts of Russian vodka and a spike in gas prices. Overseas, Apple, Microsoft and Nike […]


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High parcel demand means another year of ‘firm pricing’ for UPS

February 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Parcel shippers shouldn’t expect much more generosity this year compared to 2021. As elevated package volumes strain carrier networks, shipping costs continue to climb. UPS recently instituted a 5.9% general rate increase, as did FedEx. Many shippers have accepted surging […]


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Amazon expects to deliver more packages than UPS and FedEx by 2022

November 30, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon expects to deliver more packages than UPS and and FedEx by 2022 at the very latest, according to an Amazon executive. “We expect we will be one of the largest carriers in the world by the end of this […]


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Walmart launches last mile delivery service

August 24, 2021

Via: Charged

Walmart has followed in Amazon’s footsteps and launched a last mile delivery service ahead of holiday season in the US. The leading US retailer started trialling its last mile delivery vans earlier this year as Amazon led the push into […]


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FedEx outlines peak surcharges for Ground, Express that will extend into 2022

August 17, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx is pushing current surcharges, focused on Express and Ground home delivery services, to higher levels during peak season as shippers fight for limited space in parcel carriers’ networks. The additional handling and oversized surcharges will rise from $3.50 to […]


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UPS entry could even the same-day delivery playing field

June 14, 2021

Via: RetailWire

UPS recently indicated that it is exploring a same-day delivery option at its Investor & Analyst Day event. “We don’t have a same-day product today, as you know, and so we’re looking at it,” said CEO Carol Tomé in response […]


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FedEx piles on peak surcharges with increases set for June

May 25, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx’s network has been dealing with elevated volume over the last year that has resulted in a series of surcharges meant to aid in capacity management. But it all comes at a cost for companies shipping with FedEx. Trevor Outman, […]


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FedEx Enters Partnership to Expand Ecommerce Platform

April 27, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

FedEx and Adobe have entered a multi-year collaboration that will begin with the integration of Adobe Commerce with ShopRunner, an ecommerce platform and subsidiary of FedEx Services. The integration will give Adobe merchants access to FedEx post-purchase logistics intelligence that […]


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Retail Trends in 2021 — Overcoming 2020’s Challenges

February 11, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

At the close of every calendar year it’s customary to pen a post about trends and predictions for the upcoming year. Many of these take the form of a “boast post,” a confident and colorful tour de force displaying the […]


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Which 2020 returns options will stick?

December 29, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Never before have consumers had so many options for returning unwanted holiday gifts. Some may help retailers handle what’s expected to be a record haul of returns this year. Among the expanded options being offered: Extended holiday return windows: A […]


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Will FedEx’s ShopRunner deal give retailers a better shot against Amazon?

December 10, 2020

Via: RetailWire

FedEx last week announced that it had agreed to acquire ShopRunner, the Prime-like subscription service that offers two-day delivery from more than 100 retailers. The service is seen as an alternative that may be able to combat Amazon’s growing market […]