July 28, 2008




Bill Cracks Down on Organized Retail Crime

A bill making its way through Congress aims to crack down on criminals who sell stolen goods in large quantities on the Internet. Introduced by Reps Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), the Organized Retail Crime Act of 2008, H….

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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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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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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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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

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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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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December 5, 2011




Opinion: Ben Franklin Tells Congress to Give USPS What It Wants

Good day members of Congress, it has been quite some time since I addressed you, but I feel compelled to now in the hopes that you’ll stop all the dilly-dallying and give the U.S. Postal Service what it …

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September 7, 2011




PMG Paints Doomsday Postal Picture for Senate Panel

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe painted a grim picture Tuesday regarding the future viability of the U.S. Postal Service when he testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
If Congress does not intervene in the form …

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In Shipping/Delivery

August 17, 2011




Financial Clock Ticking For USPS

Sinking mail volume, massive annual payments for retiree health benefits, and an entirely unhealthy fiscal situation have put the U.S. Postal Service in a precarious position.
The Postal Service incurred an $8.5 billion net loss in fiscal 2010, compared to a …

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