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

UPS trucks and trailers parked in logistics hub

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

UPS Boeing 767 Parked

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 […]

U.S. Postal Service Status on Domestic Services And Shipments (7/14/2020)

U.S. Postal Service Delivery

The coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency is impacting domestic U.S. Postal Service operations in select areas. The USPS is considered an essential service, but some local conditions make it more challenging to provide all services. The domestic USPS update also includes information about post offices and operations that may have other reasons for disruption and closures. […]

DHL Conducting A Demonstration ‘Perfect Flight’ From Europe To USA

DHL Cargo Airbus A330-200F

Today, DHL Express is conducting a ground-breaking demonstration flight between Europe and the U.S. On this flight from the DHL hub in Leipzig, Germany to JFK International Airport in New York City, the Airbus A330-200F is scheduled to consume a considerably lower amount of fuel and generate reduced CO2 emissions. This has been made possible […]