Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, FedEx may owe its workforce of drivers hundreds of millions of dollars for illegally shifting to them the costs of such things as the FedEx branded trucks, FedEx branded uniforms, and FedEx scanners, as well as missed meal and rest period [...]

By |2014-08-27T15:43:10+00:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Shipping|0 Comments

Promotions at Fulfillment Express

We are proud to announce the promotion of Joshua Farrell to the position of Vice President of Operations and Mary Vallejo to Client Account Manager.  Both of these hardworking staff members have been with the company for the past 7 years and we are proud of their achievements and wish them continued success! Mary Vallejo Joshua Farrell  

By |2014-02-11T17:07:32+00:00February 11th, 2014|Categories: Employees|0 Comments

Order Email contact

Those of you who know me, know that I have always preached that every contact with your customer is a marketing opportunity. Keeping with that, we have created a new email contact system that will help you create these marketing opportunities or at minimum reduce returns, by providing more information to the customer. We have always sent out beautifully formatted emails for order and shipping acknowledgements, now we have added [...]

By |2013-12-27T15:36:47+00:00December 27th, 2013|Categories: Fulfillment Services|0 Comments

Recent trade show visit

I recently attended the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) trade show at the Wynn in Las Vegas. It was great seeing so many friends and people we have worked with for over 20 years. It's amazing how this business has changed, yet some things never change, that is staying in touch with people. Networking is the life blood of this business. As a fulfillment house it's difficult for us to advertise [...]

By |2013-09-28T11:03:15+00:00September 28th, 2013|Categories: Conventions|0 Comments

Being a US Employer in 2013

Being an employer today is more difficult then ever. I remember when I started my first business in 1981, we would simply interview the prospective employee and perhaps gave them a  qualifying test and if we liked them and they passed the test, they were hired. If it was a responsible position we would get and check their references.  Now twenty some years later the process is incredible compounded.  As [...]

By |2013-05-29T17:02:59+00:00May 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Sales Tax almost a reality!

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate will vote on final passage of a bill that would allow states to collect online sales tax when senators return May 6 from a weeklong recess. Lawmakers voted 63-30 last week to end debate on The Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), and then voted 75-22 to proceed to the bill. They also passed a nonbinding budget resolution supporting the bill’s language with a 75-24 vote. [...]

By |2013-05-01T11:06:00+00:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Sales Tax|0 Comments

Does Adding A Disclaimer Always Make Your Claim “Safe?”

Here is a reprint from a recent article by: Amy Mudge and Randal Shasheen from their blog at by the law firm Venable, LLP. I thought it was interesting to share this with you.   Aloha.  One of us was recently in Hawaii and taking a break from the blog, but it is hard even in paradise to avoid running into things we should discuss.  Like the disclaimer below placed [...]

By |2013-01-31T16:10:35+00:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Guest Blogger|0 Comments

US Postal Service increases rates again

As has bee customary the last few years, the US Postal Service is increasing rates on January 27, 2013. The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by one cent. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. Highlights of the [...]

By |2013-01-15T14:50:18+00:00January 15th, 2013|Categories: Fulfillment Services, Shipping|0 Comments

USPS to implement same day service

The United States Postal Service (USPS) just informed the Postal Regulatory Commission that it plans to launch an experimental same-day delivery service called Metro Post. The USPS says this test is specifically designed for e-commerce companies and will initially focus on a single metropolitan area, most likely San Francisco. The market test for Metro Post is scheduled to begin around November 12 and run for at least one year. The Postal Service notes that the daily [...]

By |2012-10-24T12:11:04+00:00October 24th, 2012|Categories: Shipping|0 Comments

Microsoft “Surface” Tablet

Anyone who has met me knows that I’m an Apple guy. I have a preference for Mac computers as well as the iPhone and iPad. I’m simply happy knowing that my computer works every day, doesn’t need Anti-virussoftware and is generally not susceptible to the problems that beset Windows user. This does not mean that I don’t use Window PC’s, I do use a PC when necessary and I do use [...]

By |2012-06-22T15:00:55+00:00June 22nd, 2012|Categories: Electronics|0 Comments