Postal StrategyJun 23, 2016 11:03 AM By MCM Staff
Stamps.com announced plans to acquire ShippingEasy, an Austin, TX-based provider of multi-carrier shipping software, for $55 million. This is in addition to its acquisition of Endicia, ShipStation and ShipWorks over the past couple of years.
Postal StrategyMay 10, 2016 10:19 AM By Mike O'Brien
The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion in Q2, up $788 million or 4.7% from 2015. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4% gain in shipping and package volume and pricing changes. While the USPS keeps posting double-digit parcel gains, it continues to drown in pension-driven red ink, with a $2 billion quarterly net loss, up from $1.5 billion a year ago.
Postal StrategyJan 18, 2016 1:26 PM By Mike O'Brien
While the USPS’ new parcel shipping price increases are the first in three years, the move is not expected to drive significant volume or market share away.
Postal StrategyDec 23, 2015 10:24 AM By Mike O'Brien
UPS says in a filing that the U.S. Postal Service unfairly used its mail delivery monopoly to undercut private-market competitors on shipping prices.
Postal StrategyDec 10, 2015 10:46 AM By MCM Staff
Digital disruption is cutting across nearly every aspect of the global post and parcel industry, including the customer experience and last-mile delivery.
Postal StrategyNov 05, 2015 1:45 PM By MCM Staff
The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 600 million packages this holiday season, up 10.5% over 2014, while hiring 30,000 to meet the peak demand.
Postal StrategyAug 19, 2015 12:33 PM By Amine Khechfe
Online sellers — what’s the key to winning over millennial shoppers this back-to-school season? These quick tips will help you reach and convert them.
Postal StrategyJul 14, 2015 8:47 AM By Mike O'Brien
The National Labor Relations Board says the U.S. Postal Service violated labor laws by joining a Staples shipping partner program without union negotiation.
Postal StrategyMay 26, 2015 3:09 PM By Amine Khechfe
Here are 5 things merchant sellers need to know about the USPS postal rate changes taking effect on May 31 for a variety of services.
Postal StrategyMay 08, 2015 3:15 PM By Mike O'Brien
The USPS reported a $1.5B net loss in Q2, but a 14.4% gain in shipping and parcel volume, nearly double the 7.3% bump in 2014, boosting operating revenue.