Amazon to hire 80,000 employees for help with holiday shipping operations

Amazon has created new fulfillment centers in the U.S. to handle the growing inventory volumes.
To ensure that the shipping process runs smoothly throughout the coming months, Amazon has announced that it plans to hire 80,000 new seasonal employees, representing a 14 percent increase from last season.

Google expands same-day shipping service

Customers in Boston, D.C. and Chicago can now receive same-day shipping from the internet giant.
On Monday, Google announced that it would expand its same-day shipping service to include Washington D.C., Chicago and Boston.

Customs paperwork causes delays for government contractor

Misfiled customs paperwork is to blame for delays in the delivery of service members' cars.
The Defense Department's new shipping contractor, International Auto Logistics (IAL), reported last week that holdups at customs were to blame for the delay in the delivery of service members' vehicles.

FedEx set to raise prices in 2015

FedEx will be raising shipping costs in the new year.
On Tuesday, FedEx announced that it would raise its shipping rates by 4.9 percent, effective on January 5, 2015. 

UPS struggles with e-commerce competition

The competition in the delivery world gets fiercer every day.
UPS continues to suffer setbacks as more retailers have begun offering free shipping and the delivery atmosphere has become more competitive.