Postal

USPS Introduces Augmented Reality App for Holidays
December 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm

The United States Postal Service (USPS) introduced a fun augmented reality smartphone app, Delivercheer.com, to spur business and add a bit of holiday cheer to the process of mailing items. To use it, people pick up a Priority Mail box, and can choose between two animated messages: a reindeer or a penguin. [caption id="attachment_91433" align="aligncenter"…

Pilot Strike Threatens Amazon, DHL Holiday Delivery
November 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

More than 200 pilots from ABX Air, a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group that serves Amazon and DHL Worldwide Express, went on strike this morning to protest staffing shortages. ABX Air runs…

USPS Posts $5.6B Loss for 2016
November 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm

After announcing a price increase for stamps, the United States Postal Service (USPS) reported a $5.6 billion loss for this year. According to The Hill, USPS had $610 million in controllable income for this year, down from $1.2 billion last year. This loss increased from $5.1 billion last year. "To drive growth in revenue and better…

Korea Line Wins Bid for Hanjin Shipping Assets
November 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

After an arduous journey through bankruptcy, stranded cargo and port backups, the story of Hanjin Shipping finally is coming to a close, now that Korea Line Corp. won a contest for some assets of the…

Tech Startup Adds Program Allowing Business to Store, Ship Trade Show Materials
October 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Those who frequently attend trade shows know the hassles that can come with sending things, like displays, tablecloths, signage and promotional materials, to the trade show locations. In an effort to ease that pain, DUFL Inc., a Tempe, Arizona-based startup, launched DUFL Business, an app that provides a new service for shipping event materials. "Save…

USPS Announces Holiday Shipping Deadlines, Price Increase
October 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today announced the deadlines for shippers to ensure that their products and packages reach their destinations within the U.S. by December 25. According to Fox 6, the deadlines are as follows: USPS Retail Ground: Dec. 15 USPS First Class Mail: Dec. 20 USPS Priority Mail: Dec. 21 USPS Priority Mail…

Small Businesses Brace for Canada Post Strike
July 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

After a period of contract disputes between its higher-ups and workers, Canada Post warned customers that carriers may not deliver mail or parcels if service shuts…

Consolidation, Shipping Volume Continue to Grow
June 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Declining shipping growth in China and collapsing freight rates have set off a domino effect in the international shipping industry. Because of this, we've seen major companies merge as…

The Wrap: Old Navy to Sell Stain-resistant White Pants, American Apparel and Postmate Collaborate for Delivery Service
March 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Old Navy is launching stain-resistant white jeans; American Apparel is partnering with Postmate for a clothing delivery service; H&M will have an affordable and eco-friendly wedding dress collection next month; a Kentucky-based organization is selling Easter tees to raise money for orphans and widows; and swim leggings now exist thanks to Target: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…