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 […]

ShipStation Announces Integration With SAP ERP Software

Warehouse worker scanning a package

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 […]

UPS Temporarily Extends Commitment Times For Deliveries In The Northeast U.S.

UPS Express envelopes

UPS issued a service alert that extends the delivery time commitments in six states in the Northeastern United States. This alert covers 3499 zip codes in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Commitment times for UPS Air and international Air packages scheduled for delivery through June 27, 2020 are extended in this […]

UPS Now Offers Approved Spirits And Wine Packaging For U.K. Online Merchants

UPA approved packaging for alcohol

UPS, in partnership with Sealed Air (SEE), Smurfit Kappa, and U.K. distributor Macfarlane Packaging has launched a new range of packaging specially designed for shipping individual bottles of spirits and wine, to help producers in the U.K. and Ireland expand their markets and reach new customers. “Ecommerce presents a huge opportunity for drinks producers wanting […]

DHL Supply Chain New Software Platform Accelerates Implementation Of Warehouse Robotics

DHL Supply Chain warehouse operation

DHL Supply Chain launched a new “plug & play” robotics platform in collaboration with Microsoft and artificial intelligence (AI) driven digital fulfillment provider Blue Yonder. The robotics platform should significantly reduce integration time and programming efforts to onboard new automation devices into warehouse facilities while giving DHL customers more flexibility in selecting suitable robotics systems […]