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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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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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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In Ecommerce, Global

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December 18, 2013




Toys R Us Reports Grim Third Quarter Results

Toys R Us’ sales continue to decline and the net loss is continuing to grow in the third quarter, according to its earnings release.   Comparable store net sales were down 5.2% in the domestic segment primarily resulting from decreases in the …

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December 16, 2015




The ABCs of Preventing Shipping Damage, Part II

Here’s some “breaking news” that every shipper can use. Although shipment-related damages happen to even the best of companies, a vast number of the mishaps that create them are highly preventable, especially if you involve players across your supply …

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December 10, 2015




Retailers Urge Congress to Reject Customs Bill If Without Online Sales Tax

The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to reject a customs reauthorization bill set for a vote this week unless it includes a provision allowing states to require online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores.

“…

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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June 24, 2014




eBay Enterprise Names IBM’s Hayman its New President

eBay Inc. has named Craig Hayman as president of its eBay Enterprise business. Hayman will report to eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe.

“We are fortunate to have Craig join our leadership team and lead our Enterprise business unit,” …

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June 10, 2014




PayPal President David Marcus Leaves Company for Facebook

Ebay Inc. announced this week that PayPal president David Marcus is leaving the company for Facebook. His last day is expected to be June 27, according to a press release from eBay Inc.   Marcus will be leading Facebook’s messaging products.

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December 2, 2015




Editor’s Notebook: Cyber Weekend BOPIS Went Smoothly… Kinda…

Buy online, pick up in store… Seems pretty easy from the customer point of view, and seems pretty complicated from a retailer’s perspective. And during the holiday season, omnichannel shopping should be nerve-racking for everyone.

But truth be told, my …

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