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Don't Overstuff Priority Mail Envelopes, Says USPS

November 21, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It may be very tempting during the holidays to overstuff your Priority Mail® envelopes, as after all the Post Office™ says “if it fits it ships”, right? That is quite a bit of a stretch of the Priority Mail catchphrase. The U.S. Postal Service® is reminding holiday shippers to resist the urge to...

Your Return and Exchange Policy is a Real Big Deal for Customers

November 17, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

With over 40% of holiday purchases made online during 2015, it is no secret that the internet has become the new shopping mall. However, while customers are making more purchases online, they are also increasing their rate of returns and exchanges. Therefore, a concise, clear and  solid return...

Holiday Shipping Deadlines You Need to Know (Infographic)

November 4, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

 

The holidays are associated with a substantial increase in business revenue and particularly package volume. According to Channel Advisor, 74% of retailers depend on the season for more than 20% of sales”. While the holiday season presents a major opportunity to maximize revenue, one of the...

[Updated] Postal Service Rate Changes Went Into Effect January 2017

November 2, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

The U.S. Postal Service® announced new rates for both mailing and shipping services effective January 22, 2017. The new rates affected First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodical products, Package Service products and Special Services.

We've provided a summary of the changes below. For more...

USPS® Files Notice to Increase the Price of Flat Rate® Shipping

October 26, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Courtesy of the USPSFollowing the request to increase the prices of First-Class Mail® stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® has filed another notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). In a notice dated Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Postal Service® has requested approval to raise shipping prices after the...

The Postal Service® Files Notice to Increase the Price of Stamps

October 18, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

At the end of the holiday mailing season, you could see increases in the price of stamps. Citing its vulnerable financial condition and the uncertain outcome for postal reform legislation by Congress, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) has recently filed notice with the Postal Regulatory...

U.S. Postal Service® Releases 2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

October 18, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Grab your pen and get ready to mark your calendar, the U.S Postal Service® has released its holiday shipping deadlines.  In addition to the already announced FedEx® and UPS® rates, you can finally put a cap on the major holiday shipping deadlines you need to know. 

You may be thinking “It’s...

The Holiday Shipping Guide for Small Businesses

October 17, 2016

How to Manage Increasing Package Volume and Customer Expectations

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. Research by the National Retail Federation shows that the stakes are high as more than 40% of holiday purchases are made online. While the holiday season...