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Parcel shippers often quip that a postal rate increase every year is as inevitable as death and taxes. But unlike death, which has no gradations, a rate hike can range from minor to exorbitant. As rate increases go, the U.S. Postal Service’s flat 5.4% increase, proposed in the 2006 rate case the USPS filed on April 8, appears to be moderate enough for most shippers to handle.
United Parcel Service is buying Richmond, VA-based Overnite Corp for $1.25 billion. The acquisition will enable UPS to expand its ground freight services in North America
Now that postal rates are likely to be going up next year (see cover story), it’s more important than ever to negotiate or renegotiatiate your parcel-carrier
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It’s not just for carry-on luggage any more size and weight restrictions are getting tighter everywhere. Recent changes by major freight carriers to the
Highland Park, IL-based Dick Blick Holdings wasn’t seeking to divest its Alsto’s catalog and Web business. But it nonetheless decided in November to sell
New York-based cataloger and marketing firm Alloy reported a third-quarter profit thanks largely to lower operational and legal expenses and higher net merchandise sales
With an eye on spinning off its catalog business from its marketing and promotions division, New York-based Alloy on Aug. 5 named chief operating officer Jim Johnson chief financial officer.
Because it has yet to file its annual report form 10-K, New York-based teen multichannel marketer Alloy received notification that its stock symbol may
In what may be one of the hottest pairings in teendom since Britney and Justin, teen apparel and sporting gear cataloger Alloy agreed on July 31 to buy