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When overnight delivery doesn't quite cut it

by Justin Ho Dec 18, 2019
FedEx reported weaker than expected earnings for the most recent quarter.
Pedestrians walk past a FedEx truck in the Financial District, December 19, 2018 in New York City.
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Six fewer shipping days till Christmas puts pressure on UPS, FedEx and USPS

by Nova Safo Dec 5, 2019
This year's late Thanksgiving has put shippers on alert. They're reminding customers to send their gifts early.
UPS has sent emails and social media messages about shipping deadlines. Above, a UPS worker sorts packages in San Francisco.
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FedEx is cutting ties with Amazon and focusing on other e-retailers

by Jack Stewart Aug 8, 2019
But is there enough other delivery business out there?
A FedEx worker unloads packages from his delivery truck in San Francisco, California.
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FedEx sets up shop at Dollar General stores

by Amy Scott Jun 17, 2019
The move is aimed at rural online shoppers.
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Why FedEx is a bellwether for the global economy

by Justin Ho Dec 19, 2018
Experts say the shipping company’s earnings offer a look ahead at where the economy’s going

For online retailers, packaging is all about economics

by Kristin Schwab Mar 6, 2018
Online retailers are trying to cut down on package waste. But designing a new box for everything a company ships takes a lot of time.
Anton Cotaj at ANAMA Package and Container Testing tests boxes on a machine that simulates road conditions.
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Amazon will pilot package carrier service in Los Angeles

by Aaron Schrank Feb 9, 2018
As Amazon expands its logistics operations, it’s inching closer to developing a service that competes with FedEx and UPS. Shares of both package carriers fell today after news of Amazon’s new Shipping with Amazon service was reported in the Wall…

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Amazon encroaches on UPS and Fedex territory with deliveries for third party sellers

by Aaron Schrank Oct 6, 2017
Amazon announced this week a new service on the West Coast which could encroach on territory currently held by the likes of UPS and Fedex. The online retail giant said it’s going to be overseeing deliveries for third party sellers.…

Fedex says it won’t add surcharges to regular holiday period packages, unlike UPS

by Jed Kim Aug 3, 2017
The weather outside may be sweltering, so it might seem an odd time to be thinking about the holiday season, but that’s exactly what shippers are doing. Today FedEx announced it won’t be adding holiday surcharges to regular packages it…

Amazon takes to the skies

by Andy Uhler Feb 2, 2017
Amazon plans to build an air cargo hub for its delivery planes. The company will only deliver its own mail for now. But there’s a chance it could be competition for the big mail carriers like UPS and FedEx. Click…