Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Merchants Sound Off on Impact of USPS 5-Day Delivery  Feb 25, 2012 1:45 AM By Jim Tierney

National Association of Letter Carriers president Fredric V. Rolando said that 5-day mail delivery would

Testing Delivers Order Management Systems Ready for Implementation  Feb 15, 2012 3:00 AM By Curt Barry

There is no substitute for thorough testing before you implement your new order management system. Here are the key testing principles to ensure you

Can USPS Eliminate $5.5B Annual Prefunding Retiree Obligation?  Dec 22, 2011 10:43 PM By Jim Tierney

The chief human resources officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Postal Service says a new health-care plan for postal workers can eliminate the federal egancy’s annual $5.5 billion prefunding of retiree health benefits. Find out how this can happen.

It’s Imperative for USPS to Meet Delivery Standards  Dec 08, 2011 1:33 AM By Jim Tierney

In light of the U.S. Postal Service

Postal Pain Continues With First-Class Mail Changes  Dec 07, 2011 2:42 AM By Jim Tierney

Don Landis, vice president of postal affairs for catalog printer Arandell Corp., has seen it all in the mailing industry. At least until now. With the U.S. Postal Service filing a change in service standards to combat an oversized network and alter how First-Class Mail is delivered, Landis foresees a potentially chaotic future for the USPS

Opinion: Ben Franklin Tells Congress to Give USPS What It Wants  Dec 05, 2011 10:02 PM By Jim Tierney

Ben Franklin has had enough. Today in Multichannel Merchant he speaks for the first time about the current situation facing the financially U.S. Postal Service and tells Congress to do the right thing now in the best interests of our country

Numbers Deceiving In UPS Rate Hikes  Nov 22, 2011 2:04 AM By Jim Tierney

UPS released its rate increases for 2012, including a net increase of 4.9% for UPS Ground packages and a net increase of 4.9% on all UPS Air services and U.S.-origin international shipments

Negotiations On Postal Union Contracts Extended  Nov 21, 2011 11:52 PM By Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC) and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO (NPMHU) agreed to extend their negotiations deadline until midnight on Dec. 7, 2011. Although the two union …

Donahoe Says Forget Exigent Case; It’s CPI  Nov 15, 2011 12:27 AM By Jim Tierney

Despite the U.S. Postal Service

PRC Chair Addresses Key Postal Issues In Q&A  Nov 11, 2011 9:39 PM By Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service has been in the news more often than it would like in recent years, but 2011 has taken the federal agency

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