Postal

Shipping Delays Expected to Extend 'Into Spring and Summer' (and America's $1,400 Stimulus Checks Could Make Slowdowns Worse)
March 24, 2021 at 10:55 am

Eugene Seroka, executive director for the Port of Los Angeles, said shipping volume is about to surge again over the next few weeks, continuing "into the spring and summer." And analysts are worried that the $1,400 checks issued as part of the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion stimulus package will make delays worse as Americans keep spending online...

VisionUSA Teams Up With UPS to Deliver Carbon Neutral Initiative
March 9, 2021 at 10:41 am

VisionUSA, the Dallas-based designer and manufacturer of branded promotional products, today announced a collaboration with UPS to improve corporate sustainability practices. Working with UPS, VisionUSA will minimize monthly shipping emissions with voluntary or regulatory carbon credits. “Our goal is to leverage the best practices of environmental responsibility,” said Felix Soliz, president of VisionUSA. “Our mission…

Why USPS Pulled a Branded T-shirt From Its Online Store
August 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm

The U.S. Postal Service pulled a T-shirt from its online store after a retired aerospace engineer pointed out that the airplane on the shirt's design looked like a Cold War-era Soviet aircraft. USPS said the design, which had been selected by an unnamed vendor, was most likely just some stock art of an airplane. Weirdly, the shirt also included a typo that likely would have gone unnoticed if not for the whole strange sequence...

USPS Promotions Back for 2019
January 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Although USPS mailing promotions took a break in 2018, they are back for 2019. This year there are five old ones and one new one.

How Should You Mark Shipping on Orders?
December 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Question: Should I put the real shipping or in-hands dates on the orders I send to suppliers? Answer: I always built in a cushion of a few days to prevent 11th hour heroics and to be prepared for client ignorance, like neglecting to tell me the event is at 8 a.m. or that they need…