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When international shipping is cheaper than domestic

The Washington Post headlined this “The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China“: This strange consequence of postal law was less significant when the mail was mostly personal correspondence. But as Chinese companies began logging on to Web marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba, they started taking […]

U.S. Postal Service eyes e-commerce to offset slump in regular mail

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Facing a slump in the mail it had been delivering since the days of America’s Revolutionary War, in 2012 the U.S. Postal Service began aggressively targeting e-commerce and lapsed customers as the way to salvage its declining business. “Really it started almost at the level of...

The Last Christmas for the Postal Service? It Doesn't Have to Be.

Send Those Letters to Santa Now. This may be the last Christmas the Post Office delivers. For years, the Post Office has been under assault by forces in Congress and others who have accepted the false premise that the Post Office is outmoded, unneeded, and going bankrupt, even though the Post Office operations are actually operating at a profit. Show More Summary

MoneyWatch: Economic growth spikes; USPS sets record

The U.S. government upgraded the economy's third-quarter growth to five percent, the fastest pace in more than 10 years. Also, the U.S. Postal Service delivered 28.2 million packages on Monday, the most on any day in its history. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

UPS Will Conquer Its Biggest Shipping Day With Temps And Automation

While the second-to-last Monday before Christmas is usually the busiest shipping day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx, for UPS the biggest day is today, the last Monday before the holiday. The company has invested a lot of money and technology in making sure that there isn’t a repeat of last year’s massive delay caused by … [More]

Residents are getting more nighttime visits from postal carriers

Moonlight shone over Mandeville Canyon on a recent night when Christen Carter noticed something out of place: a U.S. Postal Service truck making deliveries.

ScanMyPhotos, A Service That Digitizes Old Family Photos by the Box

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

ScanMyPhotos, a photography digitization service based in Southern California, has teamed up with the United States Postal Service to offer a Prepaid Photo Scanning Box, which allows customers to pay a single fee to scan a USPS Priority Mail box full of old photos. Once scanned, ScanMyPhotos will save the digital version of the photos […]

MoneyWatch: The rich are getting richer; busiest postal service day of the year

The wealth gap between the nations highest income families and those in the middle is the largest ever on record. Also, December 18 is the busiest day of the year for packages. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlin...

Queen Obama

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Is the U.S. Postal Service selling Queen Michelle Obama stamps?

The Postal Service Is Crawling With Mail-Hoarding Newmans

The United States Postal Service might be in need of some extra cash, but it looks like they've still got plenty of IRL Newmans on payroll. A postal worker has been accused of hiding over 2,500 pieces of mail in his car and home since the summer for "personal reasons." At least they weren't all Victoria's Secret catalogs (probably). [ more › ]

USPS Workers Say They’re Overworked Thanks To Delivering Your Holiday Packages On Sundays

Once upon a time, Sundays provided a much-needed day of rest for the nation’s postal service workers. But that all changed when the United States Postal Service and Amazon kicked off a partnership to deliver packages seven days a week, and now, a year later, workers say the deal has resulted in long hours and weeks without a single … [More]

FedEx Truck Rollover Spills Packages On New Jersey Highway

Yesterday was the busiest shipping day of the entire year for the U.S. Postal Service and for FedEx, which could have made a tractor-trailer accident that happened early on Monday morning in New Jersey even more disastrous. While the driver sustained only minor injuries, the accident spilled packages across the highway and affected traffic for the rest of the morning.… [More]

FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

Inside FedEx Corp.'s sorting facility, mechanical arms whir within a labyrinth of buzzing blue and yellow machinery. Cardboard boxes drop onto a conveyor belt with a thud, zipping down the line to be sorted before making it to shoppers' doorsteps for the holidays.

Today Is The Biggest Shipping Day Of The Year

Today is it: traditionally, December 15 is the highest-volume shipping and mailing day of the entire year. The U.S. Postal Service will process 640 million cards, letters, postcards, periodicals, catalogs, and packages today alone. FedEx is doing its part, processing 22.6 million packages today. Show More Summary

Why Postal Service Officials Tossed and Turned All Night

Morning Money Memo: An over-supply of packages is today’s biggest concern for the U.S. Postal Service, which is bracing for the annual Christmas gift rush. This is expected to be its busiest day of the year, with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages...

Britain Postal Service Offering 3d Printing Services

The United Kingdom's mail service is testing out a 3D printing service at its central London delivery office in a bid to explore consumer appetite for the "embryonic" technology, printing items including shoes, jewelery, soap dishesShow More Summary

'Tis the Season of Change: 10 Ways Holiday Shopping Is Different in 2014

Dreaming of holiday package deliveries on Sundays? The postal service will deliver seven days a week in major cities through Christmas Day! Read more from DealNews about how shopping this holiday season will be different. Shoppers, take...Show More Summary

USPS Worker Allegedly Swiped 2,000 Pieces Of Mail Out Of Sheer Boredom

Eating all the candy out of the glass jar on your desk. Spilling hot coffee on your computer while trying to beat your personal solitaire record. There are bad things you can do out of boredom at work, but one U.S. Postal Service worker admits she turned to taking as many as 2,000 pieces of mail she was supposed to … [More]

Civil rights group opposes postal consolidation, official’s appointment

For generations, the U.S. Postal Service had a reputation for employing African Americans when many others would not. Even slaves delivered mail. In 1794, Postmaster General Timothy Pickering, appointed by President George Washington, said that “if the inhabitants.?.?. should deem their letters safe with a faithful black, I should not refuse him.” Despite a brutally […]

2014 Christmas Shipping Deadlines: When To Mail Gifts So USPS, FedEx, UPS Delivers Before Santa Arrives

If you need to send packages out in time for Christmas, the 2014 holiday shipping deadlines are getting closer. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Fedex and UPS all have cutoff dates for shipping around the holidays, and for many who are...Show More Summary

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