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.
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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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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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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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In Blog, News

June 27, 2011




PMG: USPS Needs Congress’s Help

The United States Postal Service can’t begin to gain profitability without help from the federal mandates that hold it back, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told attendees at the National Catalog Forum held June 21-22 in Washington by the American Catalog …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

June 23, 2011




PRC’s Goldway on FSS, The ACD filing and Catalog Elasticity

The U.S. Postal Service’s $1.5 billion flats sequencing system (FSS) equipment hasn’t lived up to expectations, according to Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission.
During her Tuesday session, “How the Postal Regulatory Commission Thinks,” at the …

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May 5, 2014




Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services

Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services, a Multi-Channel Logistics Solution (via PR Newswire)
SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) announced the launch of Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, which provides multi-channel …

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October 15, 2012




Toys “R” Us Begins Shipping to Over 60 Countries

Toys “R” Us Inc. has gone international after announcing that shipping is now available to more than 60 counties for both its toysrus.com and babiesrus.com chains.
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According to a …

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April 30, 2014




Returns Power Panel Weighs In On Best Practices

At last week’s Operations Summit in Indianapolis, a panel of operations directors shared their returns management experiences.

Ellen Shannon, Chief Content Director & Publisher of Multichannel Merchant moderated the session and shared the challenges that the industry faces in handling …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

April 1, 2011




New PMG Brings a Refreshing Change to the USPS

JACK POTTER RETIRED AS POSTMASTER GENERAL (PMG) OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ON DEC. 3, 2010. That same day, his deputy, Patrick Donahoe, became the head of the second biggest government employer in the U.S. Seeing that Donahoe was a …

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February 13, 2015




West Coast Port Shutdown to Continue Through the Weekend

With no resolution in sight to the tense labor stalemate, 29 West Coast ports will sit idle from Saturday through Monday as numerous trade groups and legislators on both sides of the aisle urge President Obama to intervene via the Taft-Hartley …

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