UPS Botch Your Christmas Deliveries? Amazon Has $20 for You

Didn't get your last last last minute gifts from Amazon delivered on time? Neither did a lot of other folks. Between weather and high demand, UPS choked. But there's good news: $20 Amazon gift cards are on the way to the afflicted. » 12/26/13 3:55pm 12/26/13 3:55pm

Watch the crazy activity of a UPS truck parking lot during the holidays

We're at the peak of the busiest delivery season of the year. To prove how mad it is, Animal New York recorded this insane 24-hour time-lapse of a UPS parking lot packed with truck trailers behind its office in Hell's Kitchen—"Due to space constraints, this plays out like an real life game of Tetris." » 12/20/13 4:18pm 12/20/13 4:18pm

Coke's "Downtown in a Box" Delivers Clean Water and Wi-Fi to Africa

Coca-Cola's global distribution channels are so well-developed that a Coke can get pretty much anywhere on the planet—even places where there's no access to fresh water. But Coke is working on that, too. As part of its mission to bring drinking water to the communities it serves, the company has developed a… » 10/10/13 12:40pm 10/10/13 12:40pm

Just a Reminder That FedEx Doesn't Give a Crap About Your Packages

It can be FedEx. It can be UPS. It can be any shipping service, really. They all promise to get your packages to where you want them to go but there's no guarantee they'll treat your packages with any sort of tender, love or care. Most likely, they'll be thrown around, banged around and destroyed in the process. Just… » 7/26/13 9:13pm 7/26/13 9:13pm

Get the Most Out of Your Generator by Hooking It To a UPS

When the power goes out, you want a backup plan. Plenty of us have learned that over the past week or so. Having a generator on hand can definitely help ease the pain of a prolonged power outage, but it's not quite the same has just having normal, interrupted power. You can make it a little closer to the norm, however, … » 11/03/12 2:06pm 11/03/12 2:06pm

How to Track Your iPhone 5 Shipment Without a Tracking Number

Here's a great tip for those who obsess over the odd routes that shipments take and/or salivate at the thought of your iPhone 5 shipping a little early. You can track your iPhone 5 order without a tracking number. And since Apple hasn't given tracking numbers out for iPhone 5 orders yet, this is the only way to track… » 9/19/12 9:00pm 9/19/12 9:00pm

Amazon and 7-Eleven Want You to Pick Up Your Packages Whenever You…

We hate waiting for things. Whether that be cable guys or package deliveries, it's tedious and annoying. But Amazon and 7-Eleven are now teaming up to address this problem (for packages at least) in the form of a parcel locker. » 9/06/11 7:20pm 9/06/11 7:20pm

Does Google's Patent for Shipping Notifications Mean They Have UPS,…

Patents related to shipping logistics normally aren't the concern of the public. But when Google receives a patent for electronic shipping notifications, one has to wonder what that means for online merchants, like Amazon, and major shipping companies, like UPS. » 8/11/11 12:18pm 8/11/11 12:18pm

Did You Miss Your Package Delivery AGAIN?

You know what really sucks? When you come home and find you missed a package delivery from USPS, UPS or FedEx. Or you come home and find that $1000 gadget you ordered sitting on your front stoop where anyone could snatch it. The worst, however, is when you are actually at home and they assume you're not, and don't even … » 4/06/11 10:00am 4/06/11 10:00am