September 23, 2011




House Panel Approves Bill For Five-Day Postal Delivery

A House of Representatives subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday to end Saturday mail delivery. The bill would drastically reduce the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce and its network of 32,000 post offices and processing plants.
The bill would also phase out …

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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

September 21, 2011




Obama’s Proposals Might Not Save USPS

President Obama is trying to lend a helping hand to the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. But his proposals revealed this week aren’t nearly enough to save the USPS, according to industry experts.
Obama is pushing for five-day delivery …

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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

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February 26, 2014




eBay and U.S. Department of Commerce Announce Promotional Partnership

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and eBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe announced a partnership to promote U.S. trade and investment expansion. The joint effort will focus on increasing awareness of the …

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In Global, News

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September 26, 2014




MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.

London-based ecommerce technology delivery services provider The MetaPack Group has acquired ABOL Software Inc. of Altlanta, a provider of multi-carrier shipping software in North America, the company said in a press release.

The acquisition expands MetaPack’s global delivery services …

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January 23, 2014




Ebay See’s 13% Boost in Sales, Knocks Down PayPal Spinoff

The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.
Mobile was a major factor in the increase in …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

April 26, 2012




Senate Postal Bill Passes, Brings Mixed Reaction

The U.S. Senate passed S. 1789 by a 62-37 vote yesterday, but the USPS said the bill, which is supposed to enable the U.S. Postal Service to return to financial viability, does nothing to help the agency.

Among other …

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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

October 26, 2010




PMG Potter To Retire in December

It’s the end of an era: The U.S. Postal Service announced Oct. 25 that Postmaster General Jack Potter will retire on Dec. 3. Potter was named the 72nd U.S. Postmaster General on June 1, 2001 – making him the longest serving postmaster …

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In Catalog, Customer Relationship Management

February 14, 2013




Storch Out as Toys R Us CEO, Rubin in at Michaels

Jerry Storch is stepping down as CEO at Toys R Us, but will retain his position as its chairman.
Toys R Us is coming off a poor holiday season. The company reported last month that its fourth-quarter sales were down 4.7% …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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March 11, 2015




Marketplace Fairness Act Introduced in Senate… Again…

Here we go again… A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state sellers.

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 would give states the option to …

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December 7, 2011




Postal Pain Continues With First-Class Mail Changes

Don Landis, vice president of postal affairs for catalog printer Arandell Corp., has seen it all in the mailing industry. That is until the U.S. Postal Service filed for change of standards that will dramatically alter the First-Class Mail …

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