Browsing articles tagged with " usps"
Aug
11
2011

International Shipping Trends

We have been seeing some disturbing trends for overseas shipments and we thought we would let you know to keep you on the lookout. We will use shipments sent to Germany as an example. We are not picking on Germany, but we have seen an increased amount of lost shipments sent there. After analyzing the losses and speaking […]

Jun
27
2011

U.S. Postal Service Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will resume accepting mail for Canada starting Tuesday, June 28, as a result of legislation passed yesterday by the Canadian government requiring Canada Post employees to return to work tonight. Mail that was held in the U.S. Postal Service network since the work stoppage began is being released today […]

Jun
9
2011

USPS Adds “Adult Signature” Option

In a move geared to further compete with FedEx and UPS, the United States Postal Service has added two new services: Adult Signature Required and Adult Signature Restricted Delivery. These new services are meant to be used when a packages need to be received by an adult over 21 years of age. The two services […]

May
17
2011

U.S.P.S. In Dire Financial Straits Says Donahoe

In testimony to a Senate subcommittee Tuesday, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said that without Congressional action, they would default on their future retiree health benefits. “As things stand, we do not have the cash to make a $5.5 billion prepayment for future retiree health benefits due September 30,” Donahoe said. It was only 2 months ago when […]

May
6
2011

Shipping Insurance for eBay Sellers for Less

eBay sellers have always been the responsible party when shipping a package to their buyers. If something goes wrong in shipping they must make their buyer whole again. Shipping insurance is the best way to protect the seller from mishandling by the shipping carriers. eBay sellers have a great resource in the ShipSaver Insurance App. […]

Apr
25
2011

International Shipping Restrictions Revisited

We wanted to follow-up with our article “If You Are An International Shipper Know The Restrictions” with another reminder to make sure you understand the International shipping restrictions of the shipping carriers. Specifically; the United States Postal Service. We found the following video and it reminded us of something we see too often. When shipping Internationally, please […]

Mar
28
2011

USPS offering $20,000 buyouts and shutting seven district offices

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $20,000 early retirement incentive to eligible employees in its bid to slash 7,500 positions, and it also is closing seven district offices, the agency announced Thursday. The buyout offer will be available to career non-bargaining employees in targeted groups at USPS headquarters, headquarters-related field units, area offices and […]

Mar
16
2011

Mail Service to Japan May Be Delayed

The United States Postal Service has released the following bulletin regarding shipments to Japan: Due to the massive earthquake that occurred in Japan March 12 that has affected mail delivery in the northern areas of the country — including the cities of Sapporo and Sendai — the Japan Postal Service Co., Ltd. is declaring a […]

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