Peak Season Shipping Cutoffs for FedEx, UPS, USPS

| Mike O'Brien

Once again, the folks at ShipStation have provided a useful infographic that provides the shipping cutoff dates for the various services provided by FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. See what the latest dates are that packages can be picked up by major carriers in order to get to their destinations by Christmas Day.

PulseTV Sees Shipping Performance Gains

| Mike O'Brien

PulseTV, an online and catalog seller of discounted home goods, electronics and other products, has seen shipping performance gains by using OSM Worldwide. See how the merchant has been able to save money, improve service levels and cut down on customer service calls.

The USPS Ups Its Ecommerce Parcel Game

| Mike O'Brien

Quick question: Which of the Big 3 U.S. parcel carriers delivers the most ecommerce packages? Surprise: It’s the United States Postal Service. So why are ecommerce merchants shifting their shipments to the USPS? Multichannel Merchant dove into this topic, and got some answers from some small- and medium-size merchants.

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USPS Continues to See Gains in Postal Volume, Revenue

| Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Post Office continued the trend of strong growth in its parcel business while showing losses in mail delivery in its third quarter results. But help may be on the way in the form of a postal reform bill that would lessen the burden of mandated pre-funding of retiree health benefits.

Canada Post Strike Would Hit SMB Ecommerce Shippers

| Mike O'Brien

Smaller merchants doing business in Canada are getting product out the door and setting up contingencies in anticipation of a possible Canada Post strike. See what options are available, and what impact the work stoppage could have.

Ecommerce Investments Pay Off for FedEx in Fiscal 2016

| Mike O'Brien

FedEx’s continued focus on ecommerce growth, reflected in its capital spending and recent spate of acquisitions, paid dividends in fiscal 2016, especially the 20% growth in ground revenue. Walmart’s recent addition of a subscription service in response to Amazon Prime, partially served by regional carriers, is not a concern, company executives said.