Common Shipping Scams for Small Businesses

Shipping scams or package theft tend to be more common during holidays and year-end celebrations than any other time of the year. During year-end celebrations and other major holidays, small businesses are exposed to various types of shipping scams due to the high number of packages flying back and forth. While package theft happens all year ...

UPS My Choice Allows Easier Tracking of Shipments

UPS introduced a service dubbed UPS My Choice for business that is now enabling small business to track both inbound and outbound delivers within an estimated period of 2 hours. The new service is designed for small businesses, and is effective in meeting the needs of small businesses in the market. Small business owners get the latest delivery ...

eBay's Fulfillment Network to Spark More Competition in Shipping Industry

eBay is planning to launch its own fulfillment network dubbed Managed Delivery, which will allow sellers to ship and store goods at its warehouse and and is expected to start operations in 2020. Source: eBay As eBay is seeking to enable easier and faster shipping by introducing a new fulfillment network, the new network will bring more ...

UPS Taking Initiatives to Achieve 7-Day Delivery Model

UPS will start offering customers pickup and delivery services seven days per week from January 2020. According to PostalNews, UPS will use United States Postal Service (USPS) to help in expanding its capabilities. The move may have been prompted by a similar move by FedEx to deliver packages throughout the week. UPS will combine its Access Point ...

Amazon's Use of Automatic Tracking System to Fire Warehouse Workers

Amazon places a lot of importance on its fulfillment centers in meeting the needs of its customers. In this fulfillment centers, a huge number of warehouse workers are responsible for tracking, parking, sorting, and shuffling each order before shipping to the buyer. Although these centers are of crucial importance to the company, workers face ...

Amazon New Trial Uber-Like Trucking Platform to Undercut Prices by a Third

Amazon launched a new Uber-like freight-brokerage online platform on a trial version. The platform will enable the ecommerce giant to eliminate the broker and center man between the shippers and the truckers. Source: Amazon.com The new online platform matches shippers with truck drives. Amazon does not provide any vehicles of its own in the ...

Amazon Scout Robots Could Make the Deliveryman Obsolete

The newly launched Amazon Scout Robots is transforming how packages are delivered to customers and could lead to the extinction of the deliveryman. Source: CNET Going by the recent trend, companies in the shipping industry may soon have to do away with the deliveryman. Amazon started field-testing its Amazon Scout in January 2019. The Scout ...

Urinating in Bottles: Amazon is Forcing Its Workers to Pee in Bottles to Keep Their Jobs

A UK undercover reporter exposed the disturbing working conditions of Amazon warehouse workers... Amazon workers feel so much pressured to meet the goals of the organization that they have to adjust their natural body demands. In an undercover report, journalist James Bloodworth revealed that workers at an Amazon warehouse in the UK are forced to ...

The Threat of Amazon on the Shipping Industry (and What You Can Do)

Amazon is looking to expand its independent reach over the shipping industry, which means they are making big leaps to invest in their own shipping methods. Of course this also indicates fewer Amazon shipments for other businesses in the shipping industry, and it could lead to quite a devastating blow to USPS and UPS shipping. How Amazon is ...

3 Simple Solutions for Making Your eBay Shipping Costs More Affordable

When it comes to selling products on eBay, one problem you might have is overly expensive USPS shipping costs. As an eBay seller, this could really eat into your bottom line across the year. That can be hugely frustrating and could see your income unfairly slashed and damaged. If you want to try and avoid spending so much on UPS shipping rates, ...