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FedEx SmartPost, USPS Team Up on Returns Service  Sep 12, 2009 2:11 AM By Jim Tierney

FedEx SmartPost Returns Service uses the Postal Service’s Parcel Return Service. Participating retailers will include a prepaid label in the original shipment along with return instructions.

DHL to Pay $9.4 Million in Shipping Settlement  Aug 10, 2009 11:36 PM By Jim Tierney

DHL will pay the federal government $9.4 million to settle a dispute involving shipments the company made to Iran, Sudan, and Syria that violated U.S. embargoes, according to the Associated Press. The Obama administration made the announcement on Aug. 6.

No Exigent Postal Rate Case—For Now  Aug 06, 2009 2:08 AM By Jim Tierney

Despite the financial crisis burdening the U.S. Postal Service, Postmaster General John Potter says there won

With Volume Down, Shipping Discounts Abound  Aug 04, 2009 2:12 AM By Jim Tierney

If there

FedEx SmartPost Heads to Canada  Apr 08, 2009 10:03 PM By MCM staff

Considering selling to the Canadian market? FedEx SmartPost announced last week that it has expanded its service into Canada for U.S. shippers via the residential delivery capabilities of Canada Post Corp.

Postal reform: a rate hike every May  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

The postal reform bill passed in late 2006 does mean that rate hikes should be much more manageable, since they are tied to the CPI (Consumer Price Index).

GETTING YOUR GOODS ACROSS THE GLOBE  Mar 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Rob Martinez

One Day it Happens: Your first international order. You didn’t market to that country. You didn’t solicit the business. But here it is. And you have to

Newgistics Acquires Cornerstone Shipping Services  Feb 12, 2008 10:48 PM By MCM staff

Returns-management system provider Newgistics on Feb. 11 acquired Milan, IL-based small-package shipping software supplier Cornerstone Shipping Services. The combined company will be known as Newgistics.

Will DHL Stay the Course in the U.S.?  Jan 16, 2008 1:53 AM By Melissa Dowling

With at least two major investment banks pushing for Deutsche Post to pull DHL out of North America, multichannel merchants may be wondering about the fate of DHL Express US.

MAKING A RATE CASE  Jan 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Rob Martinez

When your shipping costs go up, it would be nice if you could just pass that increase along to your customers. But you can’t: Multiple studies show that

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