November 15, 2011

Donahoe Says Forget Exigent Case; It’s CPI

Despite the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to pursue an exigent rate increase, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said during a Nov. 10 webinar that the 2012 rate increase will be according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
“Our interest is CPI …


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May 22, 2012

USPS to Consolidate Mail Processing Facilities in Phases

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will consolidate its network of 461 mail processing locations in a two-phased plan.
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The first phase will occur in July and August in about 48 locations, and …


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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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May 5, 2011

PMG Donahoe: Postal Service May Not Prepay Retiree Health Benefits

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service may choose not to pay its $5.5 billion annual obligation to the Treasury Department this fall. That payment covers the healthcare benefits of retired employees.
The USPS will have to make a decision on this …


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November 27, 2015

Editor’s Notebook: My Big Fat Omnichannel Thanksgiving Shopping Day

A new Parry Family tradition began this Thanksgiving Day. This was the first time in about 10 years that my wife, Ursula, was not doing double-duty as a float escort at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or working as an …


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July 31, 2014

eBay: 79% of Global Shoppers Prefer PayPal

PayPal is the preferred payment method for eBay’s cross-border consumers, eBay president and CEO John Donahoe said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.

According to Donohoe, 79% of global shoppers identified PayPal as their preferred payment method when making cross-border purchases.


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November 16, 2012

USPS Package Business Shining Light Amid Record Loss

As the U.S. Postal Service contemplates its record 2012 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012) net loss of $15.9 billion — compared to a net loss of $5.1 billion for fiscal year 2011 – and holds out hope for comprehensive postal reform legislation during the lame-duck …


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November 11, 2015

The Big Fat Singles Day 2015 Pseudo Live Blog

EDITOR’S NOTE: Singles Day 2015 is here, and I was not awake around the clock… so while this is a running blog about Singles Day 2015, and is somewhat in chronological order, I can only say I am pseudo-live blogging the 11.11 Global …


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