Monday Begins Busiest Week For USPSAccording to the United States Postal Service, Monday begins the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season.
Amazon Drops $25 Minimum For Free ShippingAmazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.
Amazon Charges Woman $1,000 To Ship Paper Plates Less Than 300 MilesA woman in Tennessee is regretting her decision to buy paper plates on Amazon after the online giant charged her over $1,000 in shipping fees.
Cyber Criminals Looking For Scam Victims With Package PhishingNearly half of all holiday shopping is being done online this year. But as you wait to receive packages, cyber criminals may be waiting for you with a scam. They send emails that look like they're from delivery companies, saying there was a shipping issue with your gifts.
American Airlines Joins Delta In Banning Shipment Of Wildlife TrophiesDelta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
US, Canadian Crews Clearing Path Through Lake Superior IceU.S. and Canadian crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that's left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull. The Canadian Coast Guard says that by Wednesday afternoon, six vessels heading toward the lower lakes and 12 vessels heading toward upper Lake Superior were waiting to move.
Thick Ice Slows Start Of Shipping On Upper Mississippi RiverThick ice is delaying the resumption of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had planned to reopen Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City, Wisconsin, on Monday.
Shippers: Last Year's Great Lakes Freeze Cost $705 MillionAn organization representing U.S. cargo shippers on the Great Lakes says last year's deep freeze cost the economy an estimated $705 million and shows the need for another heavy icebreaking vessel. The Lake Carriers' Association said Tuesday the volume of freight that U.S.-flagged ships hauled on the lakes between Dec. 1, 2013, and May 30, 2014, was about 7 million tons lower than the same period a year earlier.
Good Question: Is Free Shipping Really Free?With $61 billion of our online dollars up for grabs this holiday, many more retailers are offering free shipping this season.
Retailers Set Back Holiday Shipping DeadlinesWhen it comes to holiday shopping, last-minute free shipping can be a saving grace for the procrastinator. "With shopping, I do put things off," said Maggie McGill of Plymouth. Burned by missed Christmas deliveries last year, more stores plan to make you order early. Of the 92.3 percent of retailers polled who plan to offer free-standard shipping of some sort this holiday season.
Flooding Leaves Behind River Barge RoadblockCommercial barge traffic should fully resume on the Mississippi River as early as next Tuesday. Parts of the heavily used upper Mississippi River were left impassible to barge and tug traffic after recent flooding left behind an unwanted surprise.
Q&A: Farmers, Shippers Wary Of Winter's FalloutWhile winter has been unforgiving to most of the Midwest, the next several months will dictate the season's impact on all-important sectors, such as shipping and farming. Fast-melting snow in the northern Midwest likely won't be able to soak into the frozen ground.
FedEx 2Q Net Income Misses EstimatesRate increases helped FedEx Corp. post net income that was 14 percent higher than a year earlier, when superstorm Sandy hurt business. However, the second-quarter profit of $1.57 per share was lower than the $1.64 per share expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet.
Tips For Having Your Holiday Gifts ShippedMany of us out there shop online to avoid the long lines at stores, and with that companies like FedEx and UPS are preparing for yet another busy shipping season.
Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season EndingThe shipping season is coming to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.