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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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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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In Catalog, Email

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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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In Blog, Must Reads

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December 2, 2015




Gigya to Power Personalization and Improve Acquisition for ASOS

ASOS, the global fashion destination for twenty-somethings, has chosen customer identity management firm Gigya to power end-to-end user registration and login on ASOS’ websites and mobile applications, including Android, iOS and its recently launched Apple Watch app.

Consumer preferences have …

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In cross-border, Global

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December 1, 2015




Vista Equity Simultaneously Buys MarketLive and Shopatron

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MarketLive Inc. and Shopatron, leading providers of software solutions for the global retail industry, today jointly announced that the companies will be acquired simultaneously by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm that focuses …

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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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In Shipping/Delivery

January 12, 2013




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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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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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July 30, 2015




Visa and Stripe Partner to Expand Ecommerce Globally

Visa Inc. and Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider, today announced a strategic partnership to support new technologies and online payment experiences for merchants, developers and consumers worldwide. Through this relationship, Stripe will accelerate its international expansion, particularly in …

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