Blog: News You Can Use

New USPS® Flat Rate Boxes for Shipping Valuables

October 4, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

 

If you’ve ever had to pack and ship a laptop, tablet, or phone, then you know the anxiety of hoping it gets to its destination securely. You can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the U.S. Postal Service™ now offers business customers the new Priority Mail Flat Rate® Precious Cargo Boxes™,...

FedEx® Announces 2017 Rates, Lowers Dimensional Threshold

September 21, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

The shipping industry knows this story well – parcel shipping giants, UPS® and FedEx® increase their rates in lock-step. This time however, there are some noteworthy changes. UPS began this year's trend by announcing their annual General Rate Increase (GRI) a little earlier than expected and...

UPS Announces Early 2017 Rate Increase

September 13, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Your United Parcel Service® delivery will soon cost a bit more. The company announced that customers will soon see a standard 4.9% increase on its daily rates for U.S. Ground Service and U.S. Air and International Services.  The 4.9% increase will also affect Air Freight rates within and...

You Can Now Supersize Your Mailbox

August 30, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

If you’ve ever had your packages stolen or damaged, or even came home to failed delivery notices, you’ll be happy with this news. Cue the music and let’s celebrate! The United States Postal Service® has rolled out its next generation of supersized curbside mailboxes.

 

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U.S. Postal Service® Expands Mail Service to Cuba

August 1, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

 

Thanks to the U.S. Postal Service you now have more direct mailing options from the U.S. to Cuba. Following the historical resumption of direct mail service to Cuba in March, the USPS has now expanded its Priority Mail International® (PMI) service to the Caribbean nation. Starting on May...

Go Digital: Reimagine Your Workforce

August 1, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Your most recently hired employee or colleague may not necessarily have two hands and feet. Don’t panic! It’s not the apocalypse coming to get us humans. A recent study by consulting firm Accenture is challenging you to reimagine your workforce consisting of humans and smart technology working...

Businesses: Go Digital to Get Ahead

July 1, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

The days of treating digital technologies as just fringe benefits, as opposed to being core business components are long over. A wide range of industries have already experienced game-changing digital disruption, which has led businesses to either adapt and thrive, or die. Businesses of all...

Canadian Postal Strike Called Off

July 1, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Businesses that mail or ship from the U.S. to Canada can now breathe a sigh of relief, as an imminent strike by Canadian Postal Service workers have been called off.  Regular mailing service between Canada and the U.S. was threatened, following a contract dispute which ended in grid-lock between...