USPS offers military holiday shipping dates

The Postal Service is offering suggested mail-by dates for customers planning to send holiday packages to military members serving abroad. The dates are listed in an Oct. 11 news release, along with information on ordering USPS military care kits and guidelines for addressing packages to Army/Air Post Offices, Fleet Post Offices and Diplomatic Post Offices….

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Holiday Shipping Boosted USPS Overtime

Thursday, January 7, 2016 U.S. Postal Service employees were unusually busy during late December, which apparently confirms projections that the agency’s package business experienced dramatic growth during the holidays. In the pay period from Dec. 13 to Dec. 26, overtime increased 15% over the same period last year, while total workhours were up more than…

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USPS OIG Blog: No Time like the Present

It’s Christmas in July for the retail industry. Holiday decorations might not hit stores for a few more months, but retailers are now working on their 2015 holiday plans. And you can bet that shipping strategies are a big part of those plans. Online sales made up about 10 percent of the $616 billion in…

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UPS Hates Coming To Your House, To Begin Tacking On Surcharges For Residential Delivery

Last week, in advance of its quarterly earnings report, UPS admitted that it over-spent on holiday shipping in 2014 and that it wouldn’t make that mistake again. Today, with those quarterly earnings announced, the company announced how it’s going to make back some of its money — by tacking on surcharges for residential deliveries. The…

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Video: Best ways to ship packages – USPS was the least expensive every time

CHICAGO — The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver up to 470 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. That’s around 50 million more than the same time last year. As more people shop online, FedEx and UPS also forecast a record number of deliveries. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked 1,000 people…

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