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Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays

| Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.

Amazon is Looking for a Few Good Drone Pilots

| Tim Parry

Can you pilot a drone? Then Amazon Prime Air wants you! Amazon is looking for flight operations and certification personnel for flight testing its UAS technologies. Here’s a look into Amazon’s next step toward making same-day delivery by drone a reality.

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Brennan to Replace Donohoe as Postmaster General

| Tim Parry

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donohoe has decided to retire, and will be replaced by Megan J. Brennan, the current chief operating officer of the United States Postal Service. Here’s a look back at Donohoe’s accomplishments with the USPS, and a look at what Brennan brings to the table.

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Customers, Employees Hit By USPS Data Breach

| Mike O'Brien

A USPS data breach this fall affected personal information of up to 800,000 current and former employees as well as regulatory groups that oversee it, the agency reported. However no customer credit or debit card information was compromised, and USPS operations were not affected.

Holiday Shipping 2014

| Daniela Forte

Want to know which carrier will be open, closed or have changed service this holiday season? This infographic by ShipStation, gives all this information to help retailers get orders and presents out on time.