Postal StrategyFeb 24, 2014 11:59 AM By Erin Lynch
With the U.S. population now jumping to their computers or mobile devices to shop or communicate with a friend or loved one, the USPS needs to look at ways to cut costs in order for it to survive and community mailboxes and cutting delivery days appears to be one of the best answers out there.
Postal StrategyFeb 12, 2014 11:31 AM By 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.
Postal StrategyFeb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch
While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.
Postal StrategyJan 26, 2014 12:09 PM By MCM Staff
The DMA joins the ANM, ACMA and MPA in filing an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, seeking relief from the recent Postal Regulatory Commission decision to allow an exigent postal increase set to take effect on Jan. 26.
Postal StrategyJan 07, 2014 10:37 AM By Erin Lynch
In response to the ever changing and digitally connected customer, Canada Post had decided to phase out its door-to-door delivery service and replace it with community mailboxes within the next five years. Not surprisingly, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., supports the measure to “modernize” mail delivery.
Postal StrategyDec 09, 2013 11:59 AM By Erin Lynch
A new $40 million, 254,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center is coming to South Carolina, according to local news outlets. The distribution center is expected to begin operations in 2015.
Postal StrategyDec 03, 2013 1:58 PM By 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.
Postal StrategyNov 22, 2013 11:33 AM By Tim Parry
UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net of 4.9%, UPS announced Nov. 21.
Postal StrategyNov 19, 2013 12:42 PM By 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.
Postal StrategyNov 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.
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