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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.
Postal StrategySep 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.
Postal StrategySep 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.
Postal StrategyAug 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.
Postal StrategyJul 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.
Postal StrategyJul 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.
Postal StrategyJun 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.
Postal StrategyJun 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.
Postal StrategyJun 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.
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