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E-Commerce Expansion Fuels Robust Returns with National Returns Day Expected to Hit New Record

In December, more than 1 million returns occurred each day before Christmas, and today's National Returns Day, 1.4 million returns are expected, a fifth consecutive annual record, up 8% from prior year.

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The endeavor, which is comprised of expanded service into 57 countries and territories, including Brazil, India, and South Korea, and five new countries receiving Express service, including Bangladesh and Madagascar, said UPS.

UPS said today it is following the legal process in seeking compensation from the European Union (EU) for the losses suffered as a result of its planned 2013 acquisition of TNT Express NV being unfairly prohibited by the EU.

The Teamsters union, never without internal squabbles and internecine power players, is showing some internal rift in its opening weeks of negotiations with UPS, the union’s largest employer. With job preservation and security top of mind for the union, the Teamsters last month submitted an 83-page opening demand in its National Master contract that covers about 260,000 UPS employees. The five-year contract expires July 31.

This new flight, which UPS said is operating on a weekly basis, will start flying daily on February 27 and be in service Tuesday through Saturday. And UPS said the flight will be operated with one of the company’s new 747-8F freighters, adding that the flight is a facet of the company’s build out of its smart global logistics network, which moves 3% of global GDP per day and is concurrent with its role as the official logistics provider for Expo 2020 Dubai.

At its core, Seller Flex is geared toward making more products available with free, two-day delivery while helping to relieve overcrowded warehouses.

While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.

In December, more than 1 million returns occurred each day before Christmas, and today's National Returns Day, 1.4 million returns are expected, a fifth consecutive annual record, up 8% from prior year.

It's the busiest time of the year for package delivery companies and officials say that there are some major concerns for customers expecting shipments before the holidays including scams and delays from all major carriers.

A new delivery service offering from Amazon, entitled Seller Flex, that received a lot of attention when various reports were published about it in early October could prove to be a major competitive advantage for the e-commerce bellwether in terms of how it negotiates rates with the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS, coupled with being able to pull data from warehouses to examine delivery times, performance standards, and costs for a transaction. That is the thesis from James Thomson, a former Amazon executive and now a partner for Buy Box Experts, an Amazon consultancy firm, and author of the book, “The Amazon Marketplace Dilemma.”

UPS, in collaboration with the City of Fort Lauderdale, has officially launched an eBike at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, December 2, at Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza, 420 S.E. 6th Avenue, this electrically-assisted tricycle will be used to deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in the surrounding neighborhood.

The Road to Sustainable Urban Logistics presents the findings of qualitative research, along with an online survey conducted by GreenBiz in June 2017 among a sample of respondents within the GreenBiz Intelligence Panel.

UPS has announced it has acquired Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, the world’s largest independent provider of global trade management services, the acquisition bolsters trade and customs related information services infrastructure and complements UPS customs brokerage and Trade Management Services including Foreign Trade Zone services.

In another sign of the increasing relevance of blockchain technology on freight transportation and logistics, UPS said today it has become a member of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, which is a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight sector.