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Regional Shippers Pose New Threat to UPS, FedEx


Regional Shippers Pose New Threat to UPS, FedEx
was the subject of an article in the Wall Street Journal.
“Super regional” shipping companies are forming networks that can handle fast, and often cheaper, deliveries for e-commerce, posing a threat to the UPS-FedEx duopoly. Add this on top of the threat from the Amazon “Drone”!

You probably have never heard of LaserShip Inc., OnTrac or Eastern Connection Operating Inc. Yet these small regional shippers may well have dropped a package off on your doorstep this holiday season.

LaserShip facilitates last mile delivery, reaching east coast markets from Miami to Maine! They accelerate delivery times, reduce shipping costs, increase flexibility to business conditions, and enhance customers’ purchasing experience. In addition to being an ideal delivery solution for e-retailers, they feature specialized divisions for time-critical delivery for healthcare logistics, routed delivery, and Global Next Flight Shipping.

OnTrac (West Coast) is the faster, more affordable alternative for regional package delivery. Their efficient Ground network offers you faster deliveries without the extra fees charged by national carriers.

Eastern Connection covers Northeast US as far West as Indianapolis. They invite you to rate check against UPS and FedEx. See the Wall Street Journal article on their WebSite.

These and other small shippers, which handle packages for companies ranging from Amazon.com Inc. to Avon Products Inc. to Walgreen Co., are expanding their networks across the U.S., creating a “super regional” threat to the duopoly of United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp.