Negotiations On Postal Union Contracts Extended

| Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC) and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO (NPMHU) agreed to extend their negotiations deadline until midnight on Dec. 7, 2011. Although the two union …

More Order Fulfillment Could Be Outsourced: Report

| Jim Tierney

E-commerce and multichannel retailing are placing greater demands on order fulfillment practitioners, according to a new study released by third-party logistics provider Saddle Creek Corp. The E-Fulfillment Trends Report focused on how companies address …

Marketers and Lobbyists Weigh In on USPS Crisis

| MCM staff

What does a potential USPS shutdown mean for multichannel merchants that rely on the catalog channel? Multichannel Merchant senior writers Tim Parry and Jim Tierney went to the NEMOA Fall Conference in Quincy, MA on Sept. 21 and asked that question to five retail industry leaders.