All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘USPS’

Amazon Sunday Delivery Hits 15 More Cities

In November, Amazon announced that it teamed up with the USPS to start offering Sunday delivery in New York and Los Angeles with more areas to follow. On Thursday, the company announced the expansion of the service into fifteen new cities. The new areas include: Austin, Cincinnati, College Station, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Lexington (KY), Louisville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, …

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Kentucky Mailman Jailed for Stashing 45K Letters

Former Western Kentucky postal worker William “Brent” Morse has been sentenced to 6 months in a federal prison for hiding almost 45,000 pieces of mail he didn’t feel like delivering. According to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Morse is guilty of “destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of …

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Snail Mail Still Integral to Marketing Campaigns, Says USPS

As traditional snail mail marketing campaigns continue to be replaced with email and social media campaigns, the US Postmaster General is trying to let businesses know that the USPS is still a valuable tool to keep in their marketing toolbox–and not just to keep, but to utilize. “We’re seeing mail being used in some tremendous new ways—especially as part of …

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USPS Stamps: 2014 Line-Up Emphasizes Pop-Culture

Each time the Earth makes one revolution around the Sun, the denizens of the planet get excited for all of the new possibilities, opportunities, innovations, and creations that inevitably result with the coming of a new year – things such as new movies, TV shows, sports seasons, and music festivals. However, for those who consider themselves philatelists, or stamp collectors, …

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Steve Jobs Stamp Coming in 2015, Design Pending

According to USPS documents obtained by The Washington Post, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is set to be memorialized with his own US postage stamp in 2015. He joins Johnny Carson, Elvis Presley, and James Brown as famous Americans set to be honored with their own collectible stamps in the next two years. The Steve Jobs stamp has apparently been …

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Vicki Kennedy Nominated For USPS Board Of Governors

Vicki Kennedy has been nominated to an advisory position by President Barack Obama. She is being considered for a position on the eleven-member Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Vicki Kennedy hails from Crowley, Louisiana. Her parents, Doris Ann Boustany and Edmund Reggie, were actively involved in the politics and business in the area. Her father was …

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Postage Increase: New Price Rates May Be a ‘Lose-Lose Proposition’

A forewarning on changes in stamp prices has been reported since last year, informing Americans to look forward to an increase in costs for the new year. Well Sunday was the day that stamps officially increased by 4 cents; a new pricing that is expected to be in effect for the next 24 months. With the approval of the Postal …

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Price Of Postage Stamps Going Up In January

Just when we were getting used to the $.46 cent price tag for one postage stamp, things are going to change again. The new postage stamp as of January 26th will cost American’s $.49 cents. Imagine, nearly $.50 cents to mail a letter. Due to the financial struggles the United States Postal Service (USPS) has endured since the beginning of …

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Christmas Cards Are Just as Popular as Ever

In the booming age of technology, it’s nice to see that one holiday tradition remains just as strong as ever, sending Christmas cards to friends and family. What’s even more unbelievable is that we still predominately send those cards in the regular, plain old mail. The first known Christmas card was sent in the middle of the 19th century in …

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USPS Says December 16th Is Busiest Day Of The Year

We all know the United States Postal Service is busy around the holidays. Not only do they have to get all of those letter to Santa to the North pole on time, but they are also rushing to get Christmas cards, letters and packages to their destinations in time for the holidays. According to several spokespersons from the USPS, Monday, …

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USPS Faces Busiest Shipping Day of the Year

Believe it or not, today is actually USPS’s busiest day of the entire year. With Christmas only eight days away, packages and letters are flooding postal service locations around the country. The holiday season rush is expected to reach its peak today. According to UPI, the United States Postal Service projects that more than an estimated 6 million customers will …

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USPS – Amazon Deliveries… on Sunday!

Just when we were going to have to get used to the United States Postal Service (USPS) shutting down their mail delivery on Saturdays, they step up for the holidays and go beyond our wildest dreams. Deliveries on Saturday AND Sunday, what a surprise! Congress did shut down the USPS plea’s to stop Saturday mail service, so that was shelved …

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USPS Seals Deal with Amazon for Sunday Deliveries

Isn’t it irritating when non-business days prolong deliveries you’re waiting for? Well, that won’t be a problem anymore – at least not when you purchase something from Amazon. It appears the world’s largest online retailer has sealed an innovative deal with the United States Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays. The Seattle-based commerce company issued a press release on …

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USPS, Amazon’s Sunday Delivery Deal May Save Postal Service

Amazon customers now have even more incentive to shop through the online retailer: Sunday deliveries. The U.S. Postal Service has teamed up with Amazon to deliver packages on Sundays in Los Angeles and New York, with plans to expand to more cities next year. Considering that Christmas is just around the corner, this will help people who live in participating …

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USPS Amazon Sunday Deliveries Started Yesterday

The regular mail may not run on Sundays, however, if you order from Amazon, your orders will now be shipped seven days a week. The United States Postal Service recently partnered with Amazon to allow the delivery of their packages on Sundays. That’s right, the same group that wanted to quit working on Saturdays, will now be working on Sundays. …

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Amazon To Start Offering Sunday Delivery

The worst part about free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime is ordering something on Friday and having to wait until Monday to get it. If only the post ran on Sunday, right? Well, that will soon be a reality for two of the biggest cities in the U.S. Amazon announced this morning that it has teamed up with the U.S. …

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Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price

The USPS is seeking to increase the price of stamps, which will certainly be disapproved of by American citizens. The postal service is planning a 3-cent increase, which would raise the price to 49 cents, in order to mail a letter. The proposal of this rate increase must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. If accepted, the increase …

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U.S. Postal Service Proposes 3 Cent Stamp Hike

In a new proposal by the financially embattled United States Postal Service, first-class postage could rise 6.5%, or 3 cents, to 49 cents a stamp, in early 2014. The hike would increase revenue by roughly $2 billion a year. The new pricing, along with hikes for other type of mail, including postcards and packages, would take effect on January 26. …

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Johnny Cash Stamp To Be Released This Week

Johnny Cash still has a devoted fanbase ten years after his death, and now his legacy is being honored with a postage stamp designed to look like an album cover. “The committee selects individuals to be on stamps based on accomplishments in their fields, and Cash was a natural fit,” Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders said. “He has a huge …

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Stamp Prices May Soon Increase Again [Report]

You know how the U.S. Postal Service keeps raising the price of postage? Well, get used to it, because it looks like the price of stamps may soon be rising again. A report out from CNN Money says USPS board chief Mickey Barnett said the board has directed the USPS to “evaluate price increases,” while also noting that, “as a …

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United States Postal Service Losing $25M a Day

It’s no secret that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been struggling for years. The company has seen its revenues fall in the face of email and the new internet economy. In February, the USPS announced that it would be dropping Saturday mail delivery to try and cut its losses. However, congress just this month passed a resolution barring …

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Should The Post Office Keep Saturday Mail?

There has been talk of the United States Postal Service ending Saturday mail delivery for years now. In recent months it appeared to be getting closer to reality. Do you want to see Saturday mail stay, or is it better off as a thing of the past? Let us know in the comments. Congress recently passed a resolution that the …

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USPS Clothing Line to be Sold Next Year

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced a new partnership with Cleveland apparel manufacturer Wahconah Group. The companies will create the “Rain Heat & Snow” line of apparel and “accessory products.” The clothes will be designed around the unofficial USPS creed, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their …

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Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries, But Who Will Be Most Affected?

The USPS has been the topic of much debate over the past couple of years as it reviews its options now that the digital world has seemingly rendered mail service near-obsolete. Though widespread email use has all but eliminated the need to send letters and many people are going paperless in an effort to be green, a lot of people …

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USPS Loses $1.3 Billion, Plans to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today announced its first quarter financial results and things are not looking good. In the first three months of the 2013 fiscal year USPS had a net loss of $1.3 billion. The first quarter includes holiday season shipping and mail, which generally makes it USPS’ most lucrative quarter. The company cited shipping and package revenue …

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USPS Will Not Deliver iPads, Other Electronics Overseas After May 16th

New regulations set to take effect on May 16th mean that the United States Postal Service will stop shipping iPads, Kindles, and any other devices that runs on Lithium batteries overseas, due to the risks those batteries pose to the aircraft the USPS uses to transport overseas shipments. Over the past few years there have been several reports of planes …

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eBay, USPS Innovate Shipping for Retailers

eBay was recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for technology and financial innovation on Monday, after systematically developing a setup on its platform that allows sellers to bill and ship faster. Users of eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, are able to calculate postage, purchase and print stamps, ship, track, etc., all within their online store. Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster …

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Can the Post Office Survive the Digital Age?

In an article earlier this year, we asked, “Is email killing the post office?” Well, the post office is not dead yet, but it’s not helping from the looks of it. The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have the money it needs to pay its bills, and email and the web are clearly major factors. Can the post office survive the …

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Is Email Killing the Post Office?

Is email killing the post office? It’s not a new question. In fact, it’s been around nearly as long as the mainstream use of email itself, but it’s also not gone away, and the USPS has seen better days. I’m not normally one to buy too much into the typical x is killing y kind of hype, but the Postal …

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Amazon Against Post Office Ending Saturday Mail Delivery. Netflix Ok With it.

As you may know, there is talk that the U.S. Postal Service could end mail delivery on Saturdays. Internet companies that ship items to consumers don’t all have the same opinion on this matter, as is evidenced by comments from Amazon and Netflix.

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