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 […]

eBay Collaborates With UPS To Offer New Shipping Options

eBay seller packing order using eBay branded tape

eBay is teaming up with UPS to expand shipping options on its global marketplace to give sellers more shipping options, especially during a time when the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing delays. Beginning later this week, eBay will roll out to its sellers the new option to use UPS as an integrated service with all […]

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 […]

Amazon To Buy Zoox For Over $1 Billion

Zoox autonomous vehicles parked

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 […]

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 […]

USPS International Shipments Take Forever Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Air Cargo

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, […]

UPS and Michaels Launch Contactless Curbside Pickup of Packages And Return Drop-Offs

UPS & Michaels Curbside Contactless Pickup

UPS now offers contactless curbside service at UPS Access Point locations located within more than 800 Michaels arts and crafts stores nationwide. Without ever entering the store, this new service provides consumers a safe, convenient option to ship UPS packages directly to a Michaels store, as well as drop off pre-labeled shipments and make returns […]

UPS Added Over 200 Flights in April in Support of Coronavirus Relief Efforts

UPS FEMA Project Airbridge

UPS has added over 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights in April to support FEMA’s Project Airbridge and other healthcare-related missions. Project Airbridge is a public-private partnership to get vital and life-saving equipment to where it is needed with greater speed. These additional flights serve to meet the soaring demand to ship test kits, […]

UPS Hosts Digital Marketing Webinar to Help Small Businesses Navigate COVID-19 Crisis

UPS to host digital marketing webinar

With the coronavirus emergency keeping many people at home, UPS will hold a webinar designed to help small businesses adapt and transform marketing strategies to digital. The free webinar will be held at 1 PM (EDT) on Thursday, April 16. UPS and digital experience agency Econsultancy will discuss strategies to convert marketing, commerce, and customer […]