Amazon To Buy Zoox For Over $1 Billion

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In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was in talks to purchase autonomous-vehicle tech company Zoox. The Information is reporting that both sides have agreed to the deal, worth more than $1 Billion and it could be announced as early as Friday. This is not the only investment Amazon has made in autonomous-vehicle […]

USPS International Shipments Take Forever Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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The U.S. Postal Service is struggling with international shipments and online merchants need to consider the situation and make appropriate adjustments to their selling strategy. Over the last two weeks I have seen an alarming uptick on Facebook online seller and merchant groups complaints about stuck shipments and no USPS tracking updates for weeks. Sometimes, […]

FedEx and Microsoft Collaborate to Help Transform Commerce

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FedEx and Microsoft announced a new multiyear collaboration to help transform commerce by combining the global digital and logistics network of FedEx with the power of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud. Together, FedEx and Microsoft aim to create opportunities for their customers through multiple joint offerings powered by Azure and Dynamics 365. This collaboration will use data […]

BigCommerce Partners With FedEx to Offer Online Merchants Competitive and Enhanced Shipping Options

BigCommerce Partners with FedEx

Online commerce platform BigCommerce is collaborating with FedEx to give small and medium businesses on BigCommerce access to the robust FedEx portfolio of ecommerce solutions and competitive rates. A 2019 BigCommerce survey found that 77 percent of global consumer respondents have abandoned an ecommerce purchase due to unsatisfactory shipping options. With this enhanced feature set, growing […]

FedEx Supports FEMA Project Airbridge to Expedite Critical Medical Supplies

FedEx FEMA Project Airbridge

FedEx Express announced the delivery of its first shipments as a part of Project Airbridge, a public-private partnership managed by the federal government. FedEx has contracted with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide expedited shipping of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies critical to COVID-19 relief efforts. FedEx Express […]

Amazon to Pause Third-Party Delivery Service

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The Wall Street Journal first reported Amazon is pausing non-Amazon package deliveries at the beginning of June. “We understand this is a change to your business, and we did not take this decision lightly,” Amazon said in an email to shippers reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “We will work with you over the next several […]

How Shelter In Place Orders Impact Online Businesses and Marketplace Sellers

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Yesterday, the Governor of California ordered a Shelter in Place Order for the entire state, impacting about 40 million residents and the 5th largest economy in the world. Previously, only the greater San Francisco metro area with about 7 million people was the largest Shelter in Place Order given to date in the U.S. Today, […]

U.S. Postal Service Provides Update on Shipments to Italy

Poste Italiane resumes mail delivery

The U.S. Postal Service provided an update today regarding shipments destined to Italy. Last week, USPS informed shippers that Poste Italiane, Italy’s postal service, suspended deliveries of packages and mail in Northern Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak in that region. UPS and FedEx also warned customers it had stopped operations in parts of Northern […]

Coronavirus Suspends Mail and Package Operations in Northern Italy

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As the Coronavirus outbreak hits Europe and North America, shippers should expect more delays due to regional postal service and courier delivery restrictions and air cargo capacity limitations. Italy currently has the most cases of any European country, and authorities ordered quarantines and business closures in affected areas. The U.S. Postal service, FedEx, and UPS […]