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In order to gain a better perspective into the types of compromises and service changes the American public is willing to accept from the United States Postal Service, the Office of the Inspector General commissioned a small focus group to see where the public stood on funding, delivery locations, delivery days, and the overall future of the postal service.
With the U.S. population now jumping to their computers or mobile devices to shop or communicate with a friend or loved one, the USPS needs to look at ways to cut costs in order for it to survive and community mailboxes and cutting delivery days appears to be one of the best answers out there.
As the associate project manager at Moosejaw Mountaineering, Jerry Hoopfer prides himself on the fact that his staff has an unwavering ability to take ownership of customer contact. Hoopfer took some time to get candid about customer service, social media, and who, in his opinion, is mastering the customer service space right now in this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant.
If the 2013 holiday season will be remembered for anything in the ecommerce world, it very well could be how the lack of communication between merchants, carriers and shoppers created an unsatisfactory shopping experience, which is exactly why RibbedTee.com decided to be as upfront as possible regarding a lag in inventory.
The Office of the Inspector General has announced that the United States Postal Service will end its same-day delivery pilot program, Metro Post, throughout the San Francisco area due to insufficient participation.
The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.
In an effort to satisfy more customers and expand the brand’s reach across the globe, Men’s Wearhouse had joined the ranks of many American retailers opening up its ecommerce site for international shipping.
Mike Schwarz, founder of RibbedTee.com, took the time to get candid with Multichannel Merchant about his own personal shopping habits, his shipping preferences, and what merchant he admires right now, and some other things you may not know about him.
While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.
Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.