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Postal Strategy ARCHIVE

USPS Announces 2.4% Shipping Increase for 2014  Nov 14, 2013 12:44 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service has announced that customers will see a price increase of 2.4% effective Jan. 2014 for its shipping services.

Catalog Mailers May See 5.9% to 6.1% Postal Rate Increase  Sep 26, 2013 3:31 PM By 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.

The Economic Case Against an Exigent Postage Increase  Sep 23, 2013 10:35 AM By Jim Coogan

The Board of Governors of the USPS may vote this month on an exigent postage increase. See what the economic case for catalog mail needs to include.

USPS Announces Big Changes in Priority Mail  Aug 14, 2013 2:03 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service has launched what it is calling “major changes” to its Priority Mail lineup, including free insurance, improved tracking, and day-specific delivery. The USPS said the changes would generate more than a half a billion dollars in revenue.

USPS Changes May Affect Catalog Delivery  Jul 24, 2013 4:46 PM By MCM Staff

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the USPS to eliminate to-the-door mail delivery and replace it with curbside and cluster box delivery. That may have an effect on how merchants mail catalogs to prospects and customers alike.

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

UPS Launches New Service for Sensitive Shipments  Jun 27, 2013 3:23 PM By Daniela Forte

UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.

Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World  Jun 18, 2013 4:14 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.

The Future of Flats and FSS  May 10, 2013 6:09 PM By Daniela Forte

Megan Brennan, Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Postal Service came to speak at the American Cataloger Mailer Association’s National Catalog Forum in Washington D.C. on May 8. Her presentation provided an extensive amount of information about the future of standard flats and the FSS. I picked up some points during her hour-long presenation about the future […]






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