Shipping news and updates

Latest updates from the world of package sending, delivery and tracking. Domestic and International.

What’s happening in the world of shipping : a new USPS Forever Stamp and FedEx Fulfillment

Audience type: All shippers

This week, we’re taking a look at the launch of FedEx Fulfillment, free 2-day shipping from Walmart and the USPS’s new Forever Stamp, a tribute to civil rights activist Dorothy Height.

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What’s happening in the world of shipping: USPS® at CES and FedEx at Walgreens

Audience type: All shippers

In this installment, we’re taking a look at dropoff and pickup at Walgreens, the U.S. Postal Service’s trip to CES and what the Obama administration did with all of its incoming mail.

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Take a closer look at your shipping operation and start saving today.

Audience type: All shippers

Shipping is complex. You need to select the optimal rate, carrier and service level all while avoiding surcharges. Every decision impacts your bottom line. Now is the time to evaluate your shipping operations and make the most of your dollars.

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What’s happening in the world of shipping: holiday season edition

Audience type: All shippers

We’re taking a look at a rosy holiday season forecast by the U.S. Postal Service®, new ecommerce sorting facilities from FedEx® and UPS® and the Postal Service’s end to a healthy fiscal year.

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Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index forecasts 20 percent industry growth by 2018

Audience type: All shippers

Our inaugural Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index reveals that the global shipping industry is poised to explode in growth over the next few years.

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USPS® announces Shipping Services rate changes for January 2017

Audience type: All shippers

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced proposed Shipping Service price changes to go into effect on January 22, 2017.

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USPS® unveils Priority Mail Flat Rate Precious Cargo boxes™

Audience type: All shippers

The USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Precious Cargo Boxes provide a cutting-edge, flexible way to securely, quickly and safely ship packages this holiday season.

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What’s Happening in the World of Shipping: Swiss Mail Drones and Famous Faces of the USPS®

Audience type: All shippers

In this week’s installment, we’re taking a look the deployment of mail delivery drones in Switzerland and a fun detour into some of the U.S. Postal Service’s most famous names and faces.

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SendSuite® Live helps drive Shelby American’s online and retail growth at a rapid speed.

Audience type: Manufacturing

Streamlining the shipping process fuels growth and increases profitability

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How the January 2017 HS Nomenclature Update Will Affect Cross-Border Ecommerce

Audience type: Retailers

The January 2017 update to the HS Nomenclature will change how goods traded internationally are classified and taxed. Here’s the impact on cross-border ecommerce.

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Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere™ Shipping

Audience type: Retailers

The traditional supply chain doesn’t work anymore. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers and more can ship Anywhere to Everywhere™.

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What’s Happening in the World of Shipping: UPS’ Global Expansion and Selma Post Office’s Tribute

Audience: All shippers

This week, we’re taking a look at how USPS® is looking to revamp its pricing and service flexibilities, new UPS® next-day shipping services around the world and how President Obama and a Selma, Alabama post office are paying tribute to a Civil Rights activist

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USPS® Proposes August Rate Change on First-Class Mail Parcels

Audience: All shippers

The U.S. Postal Service announced this month that it will be raising rates at the end of the summer, but only on a particular First-Class Mail® offering.

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What’s Happening in the World of Shipping: UPS Smart Lockers and D.C. Drones

Audience: All shippers

This week we take a look at the expansion of the UPS smart locker delivery program and the approval of ground-based delivery drones in Washington, D.C.

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What’s Happening in the World of Shipping: Week of June 27th, 2016

Audience: All shippers

This week we take a look at how UPS is paying tribute to the legacy of Muhammad Ali, and Amazon’s new move to attract Chinese merchants away from competitor Alibaba.

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What’s Happening in the World of Shipping: Week of June 13th, 2016

Audience: All shippers

USPS is looking into postal applications for blockchain tech, FedEx’s new acquisition of TNT and Express and how Roadie wants to be the Uber for shipping.

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The Art and Science of Shipping

Audience: All shippers

This Forbes Insights study outlines a series of common shipping sender and receiver profiles, along with real-world examples of how both the art and the science of shipping has introduced simplicity into their lives.

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The 2015 Holiday Shipping Season: A Post-Mortem

Audience: Retail shipper

How was your holiday season? Did you get a chance to relax, eat too much food and spend time with your loved ones? Or, like many businesses and shippers around the U.S., were you working around the clock to make sure your customers’ last-minute gifts were out the door as quickly as possible? 

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New USPS® Rate Changes Take Effect January 17th

Audience: Office and retail shipper

As announced last year, the U.S. Postal Service’s new rates for shipping packages for 2016 are slated to go into effect on Sunday, January 17th.  The question everyone is asking is: what is changing for me? 

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Simplify office shipping through USPS®, FedEx® and UPS® from one, online destination with SendPro™

Audience: Office shipper

This "all-in-one" software simplifies each phase of shipping. Now, you can weigh packages, print professional-looking labels and schedule pickups all from one place. Track every item online, and automatically send updates in real-time.

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UPS Raises Third-Party Shipping Charge for 2016

Audience: Office and retail shipper

If you think you’ve already set your 2016 shipping budget in stone, you may want to check again. Earlier this fall, the United Parcel Service (UPS) dropped a brand new fee on shippers with a new 2.5 percent billing hike on third-party shipping. 

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USPS Announces Restrictions on ‘Hover Board’ Shipping

Audience: Retail shipper

As of December 16, 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) is limiting the shipping of motorized balance boards, commonly referred to as ‘hover boards’, to ground services only.

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On-Demand America: The Rise of Same-Day Delivery and Near-Instant Gratification

Audience: Retail shipper

We live in an on-demand society. Buying today is as easy as clicking or tapping an app on your phone and then waiting mere minutes for the service to show up right to your doorstep, whether it’s food from GrubHub or rides from Uber.

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