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 […]

Ware2Go Partners With 1M Masks Delivering No Cost PPE to Healthcare Workers

Nurse in hospital

Ware2Go is partnering with 1M Masks, a New York City grassroots initiative, to ship one million medical masks to healthcare workers, quickly and at no cost. Ware2Go is donating its logistics technology, network of warehouses, and fulfillment and shipping services to allow medical providers to order free personal protective equipment (PPE) from the 1M Masks […]

UPS Supports FEMA Project Airbridge to Expedite Critical Medical Supplies

UPS FEMA Project Airbridge

UPS is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals. In a news conference from the White House Rose Garden on March 29, President […]

Amazon to Pause Third-Party Delivery Service

Amazon delivery person

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 […]