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Postal Strategy ARCHIVE

Stamps.com to Acquire Ecommerce Software Company ShippingEasy  Jun 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.

U.S. Postal Service Again Posts Parcel Gains, But Overall Loss  May 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.

USPS Rate Increases Not Expected to Materially Impact Volume, Share  Jan 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.

With Shipping Prices Set to Rise, UPS, USPS Do Battle in Filings  Dec 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.

Report Identifies Digital Disruption in Global Post and Parcel Industry  Dec 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.

U.S. Postal Service Projecting 10.5% Increase in Holiday Packages  Nov 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.

4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season  Aug 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.

NLRB Files Complaint against USPS over Staples Deal  Jul 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.

5 Things Online Sellers Need to Know About USPS Price Changes  May 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.

USPS Reports Q2 Net Loss of $1.5B but 14.4% Gain in Parcel Volume  May 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.






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