Postal

Will Stamp Books Bring Kids to the Ballpark?
August 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

When you, as promotional products professionals, are thinking about a way to appeal to the younger generation, what do you think of? Fidget spinners? Bluetooth speakers? Smartphone accessories? Stamp books? Wait, what was…

The Status of West Coast Ports
August 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm

On a concrete strip of coastline in sunny Southern California, the Port of Long Beach acts as the gateway for a hefty percentage of the promotional products imported from Asia. As the second busiest container port in the country, Long Beach has weathered its share of storms in…

USPS Rolls Out Digital Mailbox Preview Feature Nationwide
April 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

The United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out its "Informed Delivery" service that allowed people to see exactly what will be in their mailbox when they get home. Originally, the USPS implemented it in major cities, like New York and Washington, D.C., but now plans to expand the service further. Beginning April 14, the Informed…

UPS Expands Saturday Delivery, Pickup Services
April 5, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Throughout its 109-year history, a reputable span that helps it to serve more than 220 countries and territories, the United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has prided itself…

Geiger Continues Commitment to Sustainability
March 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, released record-breaking results produced through participation in the UPS Carbon Neutral program. Geiger, the first participant in the promotional industry for all shipments, entered into a contractual carbon neutral program with UPS in 2012. In 2016, Geiger shipped 459,605 packages—weighing a total of 8,288,647 pounds. Under this program, Geiger purchased offsets for…

Royal Mail Launches Bowie Stamps to Space
March 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

We've been wracking our brains trying to think of the perfect Bowie/space reference to lead in here, but the options are almost too plentiful, so we're just going to give it to you straight: A set of David Bowie commemorative stamps made their way to stratosphere via helium balloon as a memorial of his death…

How Uber Freight Could Change the Shipping Game
January 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm

For promotional products professionals, Uber has been a bit of a boon rather than something to fear. Its drivers have picked us up from the airport and taken us to trade show locales, and it's done its fair share of branding, too. It even delivers food…

USPS Increases Prices
January 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm

The United States Postal Service announced new postage rates for mailing and shipping products. After previously being only 47 cents since last April, first-class letters in the U.S. will now cost 49 cents again. According to the International Business Times, the decrease last year was the first in 97 years. "Given our precarious financial condition…

How Amazon Is Changing Shipping
December 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

It seems like Amazon is disrupting just about every aspect of commerce these days. Between allowing customers to click a button when they need more laundry detergent to giving grocery shoppers a checkout-free experience, Amazon is on the cutting edge. Of course, being an e-commerce platform, shipping is a major part of business, and Amazon…