USPS: New service for cold chain packaging shipments

September 13, 2021 USPS will offer a cold chain packaging service — used for shipping perishables and other items — to businesses and other customers, starting Sept. 12. The organization has been testing the packaging for several months with businesses that ship food, medical supplies and other items. Called Priority Mail Express Cold Chain Packaging,…

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Analysis/Opinion: Don’t take USPS’ word for it

Analysis/Opinion – August 6, 2019 “Reforming the Postal Service” (Web, July 28) points to USPS’ shipping and package capabilities as its one redeeming quality amid the agency’s rapidly growing losses. USPS’ $143 billion in total unfunded liabilities and debt are disregarded as an afterthought — and apparently so are the nation’s taxpayers who may be…

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USPS: Video tracks holiday parcel from order to delivery

A new video from the Denver Post tracks a package from order to delivery, demonstrating the Postal Service’s important role in online commerce. The 3-minute segment begins with technology reporter Tamara Chuang ordering microwave popcorn from Quinn Snacks, a natural food company in Boulder, CO, that ships with USPS. A Postal Service employee later collects…

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Robot Postal Workers Invade San Francisco

(July 9, 2014) Want to pick up a package from your Aunt Marge, but don’t want have time to run down to the post office or shipping center? There may be a robot in your future. No, Mr. Machine will not wait on line for you. The soda-machine-sized devices stay put. providing a way to…

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