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 …


In Shipping/Delivery

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

July 30, 2015

Ecommerce Innovation Happening Around the World

For anyone who might think of the U.S. as the world leader in ecommerce innovation, Forrester analyst Zia Daniell Wigder said inventiveness in that sector is distributed fairly broadly around the globe.

There is lots of innovation happening around …


In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

October 7, 2011

5 Day Delivery FAQs

The prospect of the U.S. Postal Service moving to five-day delivery is looking more like a reality, now that President Obama has endorsed it and a House panel has approved legislation to lose one day of mail delivery. Mailers …


In Shipping/Delivery

MetaPack, ABOL Software, acquisitions, retail, ecommerce, global ecommerce, shipping, operations and fulfillment

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 …


In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

July 24, 2015

Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded.

A members-only marketplace, Jet is going after Amazon by allowing sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on …


In Ecommerce, Executive

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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July 22, 2015

Limited Too Brand Making a Comeback

NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Bluestar Alliance LLC, a brand management company, announced today it has acquired the LIMITED TOO brand trademarks.
“Limited Too is a girl’s market leader with a solid foundation of brand loyalty,” said Ralph Gindi, COO …


In Ecommerce, Marketing

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 …


In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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% …


In Ecommerce, Executive


July 15, 2015

Amazon is Having a Bad Prime Day

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up on Prime Day… and you’re Amazon.

Okay, maybe that’s not a funny one-liner. But a lot of angry Amazon customers have taken to Twitter and voiced their …


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