UPS announced that effective Dec. 26, 2016, the UPS U.S. Ground service daily rate will increase by an average net 4.9%. Additionally, UPS Freight announced an average net 4.9% general rate increase effective Sept. 19, 2016.
The most important part of this story isn’t that rates are rising. This move comes as no surprise, given that carriers are feeling the stress of rapid ecommerce sales growth. Rather, the larger issue is that retailers need to become more effective at managing a larger network of carriers to save money, offer customers more options, and deliver a better customer experience.” Continue Reading