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 …


In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery


September 18, 2015

Week in Review: Ho Ho Ho, the Holiday Season is Here!

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here!

Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. How can we tell? Because consumers are all riled up when they see Christmas displays in stores (…


In Ecommerce, Executive

Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

December 9, 2014

Emailing Canada: Truths and Myths

Canada’s new anti-spam regulations have created some misconceptions about what kinds of emails marketers can send to potential clients and consumers north of the border.

The big thing to keep in mind when trying to wrap your head around …


In Email, Email

Google Express, Amazon, Deliv, same-day delivery, overnight delivery, ecommerce fulfillment, Costco, Kohl's, Staples, Ulta Beauty

September 11, 2015

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery

Nearly a year after rolling out its overnight delivery service in the Chicago area, Google Express is expanding throughout the Midwest, as it looks to gain ground against Amazon and other competitors in the growing battle for market share in …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


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 …


In Global, News

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 …


In Catalog, Customer Relationship Management


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 …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


August 15, 2015

Week in Review: Is an Exclusive Tmall Deal a Good Move for Macy’s?

Macy’s is heading East… to China. The department store retailer has formed a joint venture with Fung Retailing Limited and will have its own online store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform.

The joint venture, which is 65% owned by Macy’s …


In Ecommerce, Global

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 …


In Catalog, Postal Strategy

December 6, 2011

Four Postal Groups Request Withdrawal of Exigent Rate Case

Four postal associations have asked U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to withdraw the U.S. Postal Service’s request for a $2.3 billion exigent postage increase for 2012.
The four groups — The Direct Marketing Association; the Association for Postal Commerce 9; …


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