U.S. Postal Service, USPS, UPS, Parcel Select, shipping and delivery

USPS to End Metro Post Same-day Delivery Program

| Erin Lynch

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.

Polar Vortex Grounds Carriers

| Tim Parry

Consumers who are waiting for cold-weather gear they ordered online to stay warm during the polar vortex may not get these products shipped to them right away because of, well, the polar vortex.

FedEx VP Opens Up About All Things Amazon

| Erin Lynch

Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx Service senior vice president, sat down with Fox Business on Cyber Monday to candidly discuss the possibility of Sunday deliveries, the future for seasonal hires, and the much debated hot topic of Amazon drones.


What USPS’s Rate Increase Means to Commercial Shippers

| Gordon Glazer

Every year at about this time, the USPS announces rate changes and many merchants start to panic on how these increases will impact their operation. But there is no need to panic since the rate is expected to have a minimal impact to most, a favorable impact to some, and not so favorable, but tolerable changes for others.


Package Deliveries Helped USPS Revenue’s Grow in 2013

| Tim Parry

The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion in fiscal 2013, which ended on Sept. 30. However, the USPS highlighted in a press release that it did see a slight revenue increase, thanks in part to an 8% growth in its package services business.

Catalog Mailers May See 5.9% to 6.1% Postal Rate Increase

| Daniela Forte

Catalog mailers may see, on average, a 5.9% postal rate increase based on price changes the U.S. Postal Service has proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission, according to a statement emailed to Multichannel Merchant by the American Catalog Mailers Association.