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May 9, 2014




USPS Suffers a Net Loss of $1.9 Billion

The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with a net loss of $1.9 billion. This marks the 20th of the last 22 quarters it has sustained a loss.

“The Postal Service is working diligently to improve …

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September 19, 2013




Postmaster General Says USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee today that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.

Donahoe is seeking legislation that will …

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August 14, 2013




USPS Announces Big Changes in Priority Mail

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. In a press release the USPS said the changes would generate more than a …

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January 3, 2013




Donahoe: Congressional Inaction Heightens Postal Service Financial Crisis

Statement from Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe: Congressional Inaction Heightens Postal Service Financial Crisis; More Aggressive Cost Cutting and Revenue Generating Measures will be Considered (via PR Newswire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The 112th Congress adjourned without having passed postal legislation. …

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July 2, 2015




Making Some Noise with your Email Campaign

If you’ve ever had a chance to catch an episode of CNBC’s The Profit, then you already know the program’s host/entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis doesn’t waste time pinpointing the strengths and weaknesses of the businesses featured …

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February 10, 2014




USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%

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%, according to a release issued on February 7.

While the $354 million loss marked a sustained loss for the Postal …

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January 1, 2014




Multichannel Merchant’s Best of 2013

2013 has come and gone…

And maybe it even dragged on… and on… and on.

I guess it all depends on your perspective.  Think about it – does twerking seem so last-year? How about that 0-6 start by the New York Giants? …

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February 18, 2013




USPS Seeks Advice on Creating a Dynamic Routing Technology

In an attempt to close the gap between private-sector rivals FedEx and UPS, The U.S. Postal Service is seeking advice on how to create a new, high-technology system for routing mail and packages, according to an article on Reuters….

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September 30, 2014




eBay to Finally Split Off PayPal

After years of speculation, eBay Inc. announced it will finally split off PayPal into a public traded company in the second half of 2015.

Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in …

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March 27, 2014




Toys R Us Lays Out New Omnichannel Strategy

Toys”R”Us, Inc. Outlines “TRU Transformation” Strategy (via PR Newswire)
New CEO and U.S. President Discuss Plans to Make Company Fit for Growth by Fixing Foundational Issues, Putting Disciplines into Operational Processes and Right-Sizing Cost Structure Strategic Plan …

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