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Postal Strategy ARCHIVE

Despite Revenue Gains, USPS’s 3Q Net Loss Hit $2 Billion  Aug 11, 2014 11:38 AM By Tim Parry

First, the good news: USPS’s shipping and package revenue was up 6.6%and standard mail revenue grew 5.1%. Here’s how operating expenses dragged the USPS down.

Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014  Aug 05, 2014 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon’s plans for new sortation centers are part of its larger goals of getting close to the customer, Sunday delivery and competing with major carriers.

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy, Part II  Jul 22, 2014 11:59 AM By Amine Khechfe

Endicia CEO Amine Khechfé shares some more best practices for making returns of items purchased online easier for consumers.

New USPS Pricing Strategy to Grow Priority Mail  Jul 02, 2014 3:00 PM By MCM Staff

The USPS today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change Priority Mail prices. Unlike UPS and FedEx, the USPS is not implementing any new dimensional-weight charges.

Why ShipStation Acquisition Bodes Well for Stamps.com  Jun 27, 2014 1:27 PM By Mike O'Brien

Investment advisory service The Motley Fool sees the recent acquisition of ShipStation by Stamps.com as a huge positive for the company.

Endicia Introduces First Pay-On-Use Capability for USPS Return Labels  Jun 13, 2014 6:09 PM By Mike O'Brien

Endicia’s first-of-its-kind “pay-on-use” returns system allows online retailers to send non-prepaid USPS return labels, so postage is only deducted if the returned item hits the mail stream.

Alibaba Plans to Buy Stake in Singapore Post  May 29, 2014 3:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba plans to pay $250 million for a 10% stake in the Singapore Post, Singapore’s national postal system.

Advanced Parcel Negotiations Tips, Tricks and Tactics  Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM By Daniela Forte

Are you looking to maximize contract negotiations with companies like FedEx, UPS, USPS and other parcel carriers?

Who is Winning the Shipping War? It All Depends on What You Need.  Mar 12, 2014 3:22 PM By Erin Lynch

Who reigns supreme in reliability, delivery times, and cost in the world of American shipping? Well, according to a recent report, it all depends on your exact shipping needs.

What America Wants and Needs from the USPS  Feb 25, 2014 11:02 AM By Erin Lynch

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.






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