Postal

The Possibility of a UPS Strike Looms Over 2023
September 9, 2022 at 10:56 am

UPS workers are demanding higher pay for tough working conditions, leading up to a contract negotiation next spring before the existing one is set to expire, creating the threat of a strike. A UPS strike isn't without precedent: UPS workers organized a nationwide strike in August of 1997, culminating in $780 million in losses for…

USPS Releases Proposed Peak Season Price Increases
August 23, 2022 at 10:39 am

The U.S. Postal Service is planning on raising parcel rates this holiday season, with some package rates increasing by as much as $6. The rate increase will affect Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select and USPS Retail Ground from Oct. 2, 2022 through January 22, 2023...

What Is USPS Connect, and How Will It Help E-Commerce Sellers?
March 14, 2022 at 12:19 pm

To compete with private shipping companies like FedEx and UPS, the U.S. Postal Service has to adapt to the times and create new programs that appeal to shippers, namely small businesses that focus on e-commerce. Its latest effort is an ambitious new service called USPS Connect, which offers various perks geared toward small businesses...

Congress Passes Postal Service Reform Act Designed to Shore Up USPS
March 9, 2022 at 10:51 am

Yesterday, Congress passed legislation that will ensure six-day-per-week mail delivery and save the U.S. Postal Service a reported $50 billion over the next decade. It's now being sent to President Biden's desk for final signature. The House approved the bill last month 342-92 in a show of bipartisanship...

Shipping Industry Experts Say Backlog Might Finally Be Letting Up
February 15, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Maersk CEO Soren Skou told Bloomberg last week that he believes the shipping crisis, wreaking havoc in international trade across the world, may return to normal in the coming months. In the interview, Skou said that the shipping backlogs will begin to let up in the second half of the year, easing some of the…