Moving From Bricks To Clicks

Shipping Department

Despite economic uncertainty, nearly 7 out of 10 Americans say they plan to spend just as much for the holidays this year as in previous years. On top of that, 63% of Americans have claimed they will do all of their holiday shopping online due to concerns around COVID-19. This is a startling point for […]

Latest ShipStation Data Reveals 2020’s Impact on Consumer Shipping Expectations

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AUSTIN, TX — October 15, 2020 — ShipStation, the world’s leading e-commerce shipping solution, today released new findings from its second annual national consumer study, which outlines how consumer shopping habits and shipping’s impact on brand perception has changed over the past year. According to the report, “Last Touch, Lasting Impact: The 2020-2021 Edition,” North […]

UPS Owned Ware2Go Launches FulfillmentVu Technology Platform

Fulfillment Warehouse

UPS-owned on-demand integrated fulfillment provider Ware2Go launches FulfillmentVu, a new technology platform with a combined warehouse management system, order management system, and transportation management system that empowers merchants of all sizes to easily meet customer expectations across all sales channels to drive revenue growth.  Integration points across any sales channel, eCommerce storefront, or ERP allow […]

USPS Closes West Coast Offices Due To Wildfires

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USPS have just announced that due to the ongoing wildfires along the west coast and now an increasing windspeed that they are closing several USPS offices until further notice. The closures are spread across all three Pacific coast states; California, Washington and Oregon. USPS broke the news just moments ago on their Twitter page which […]

UPS To Hire Over 100,000 Seasonal Employees For 2020 Holiday Season

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UPS expects to hire over 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in October 2020 and continue through January 2021. “We’re preparing for a record peak holiday season. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our services more important than ever,” said Charlene Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer. “We […]

UPS Expanding Kansas City Air Gateway

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It takes plenty of space to park a wide-body cargo jet, and UPS’s facility at Kansas City International Airport is getting a lot more of it. The facility, known as an air gateway, is being renovated and expanded. The most visible part of the work is expanding the ramp from two aircraft parking spots to […]

U.S. Postal Service Requests Temporary Holiday Season Rate Increase

USPS delivery vehicle in a residential neighborhood during the winter season

The U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of a temporary price change to take effect on October 18, 2020. The planned temporary price adjustments are in response to increased expenses and heightened demand for online shopping package volume because of the coronavirus pandemic and expected holiday ecommerce. As a result […]

U.S. Postal Service Status on International Mail Shipments (8/15/2020)

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With the coronavirus COVID-19 emergency continuing to spread around the globe, mail and small parcel operations are impacted worldwide. Between a shortage of commercial passenger airlines to carry the mail and local authorities and transit/destination postal services shutting down or restricting services, sending international packages with the U.S. Postal Service is resulting in longer transit […]

ShipStation Announces Integration With SAP ERP Software

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Online shipping platform ShipStation is collaborating with SAP which will support ecommerce sellers via the integration of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software from SAP. The SAP Business One solution can meet the needs of growing businesses, subsidiaries, and franchises and ShipStation will make it easier for them to fulfill their orders. With this new partnership, […]

FLEXE Launches Integration With Google Merchant Center

Fulfillment Center Operations

On-demand warehouse and fulfillment solution FLEXE announced its integration with Google Merchant Center. Retailers and brands can now connect their FLEXE Fulfillment program to Google’s new free and fast in Shopping ads feature. This enables advertisers to market a differentiated delivery promise early in the buyer journey, reduce cart abandonment, and increase sales. Online shoppers […]