FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in a fight for a larger share of the millions of items now bought online.
Amazon is testing a new service called Prime Wardrobe that allows members to try on the latest styles before they buy at no upfront charge.
United Parcel Service Inc. will place its first holiday-season surcharges on U.S. packages, as the world’s largest package-delivery company seeks to defray a surge in year-end costs.
United Parcel Service Inc. and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced plans for the new 893,000-square-foot package-handling hub Tuesday morning.
The postal service on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss of $562 million, despite growth in package delivery, due to continued erosion in the use of first-class mail as well as expensive mandates for its retiree health care obligations.
United Parcel Service Inc. is making one of the biggest shipping-time changes in its 109-year history. Saturday deliveries will begin next month in 15 metropolitan areas, including Indianapolis.
The Postal Service has lost money for 10 consecutive years. First-class mail volume is down as people rely more on email for online bill payments. But online shopping has led to record volume in its package-delivery business.
This week’s announcement of a new $1.5 billion air cargo hub in Kentucky, about two hours from Indianapolis, is merely Amazon's latest foray into building out its own shipping and logistics unit.
The number of merchants using Fulfillment by Amazon increased 70 percent in 2016. The logistics service lets merchants send goods to Amazon warehouses and pay a fee for packing and shipping online orders to customers.
UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million packages back to retailers on Jan. 5, which is celebrated by the delivery service as “National Returns Day.”
FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. expect to set another record for packages handled this holiday season, fueled by an estimated 17 percent jump in online spending. Indianapolis is home to FedEx’s second-busiest package hub.
Amazon.com Inc. has a massive network of distribution centers across the country that includes several fulfillment centers in Indiana. But even those aren’t enough to keep up with demand for fast shipping.
Amazon told IBJ it would hire thousands of seasonal workers in Indiana, including 6,000 at four facilities in the Indianapolis area.
The retailer announced that it has acquired a 937,000-square-foot distribution center in Plainfield where it hopes to hire 900 employees by early 2020.
Online shoppers want their packages—now. And Amazon is spending billions of dollars to make sure that happens by beefing up its distribution network.
The U.S. Postal Service says select post office retail operations throughout Indiana will open for four hours Sunday.
The logistics and costs of same-day delivery—the fuel, labor, infrastructure and other costs—have been difficult challenges to surmount.