UPS, FedEx suffered high late-delivery rates during 2017 holiday season – Air Cargo World

If your delivery arrived late this holiday season, you aren’t alone. A post-holiday analysis of deliveries performed by LateShipment.com found that both UPS and FedEx struggled to process record-high delivery volumes.

The shipment-tracking company’s CEO Sriram Sridhar said that, when it came to ground shipments, both UPS and FedEx, “had alarmingly high late delivery rates during the holiday season, with many major common shipping types performing two to three times worse than other time periods during the year.”

The UPS Store Achieves Top Ranking In Franchise 500

The company ranks fourth among franchise brands measured for qualities such as system growth, support and brand strength​

The UPS Store, Inc., the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers, is once again ranked among the top franchise brands according to Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list. The company is ranked fourth– but first in its category – for the second year in a row – its highest ranking in the 28 years of inclusion on the list.

UPS: If The Founders Were Alive Today – Seeking Alpha

Summary

  • UPS founders would be alarmed at capex, buybacks, debt and pension.
  • Ratios, while far from conclusive, offer a starting point for a conversation about current leadership decision making.
  • Lead up to and during May 2018 annual shareholder meeting would be an opportune time.