USPS OIG Report: Sunday Operations – San Francisco District

Objective The objective of our audit was to assess the efficiency of Sunday operations in the San Francisco District. Consumers like the convenience of online shopping and expect quick delivery of those purchases, regardless of the day of the week. In October 2013, the U.S. Postal Service entered into a [redacted] Parcel Select delivery on…

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OnTrac, USPS launch last-mile delivery service

(November 21, 2014) Western regional parcel carrier OnTrac today launched a delivery service in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that offers large-volume retailers a fourth major business-to-consumer option in a region covering 70 million consumers. The service, called “DirectPost,” allows OnTrac to collect parcels from retailers and inject them deep into the postal…

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USPS: The shipping news – Postal Service is moving more packages for its competitors

USPS is increasingly moving packages for its competitors, according to newly published numbers that underscore the Postal Service’s unique delivery capabilities. For years, United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx have paid USPS to deliver some packages, especially for customers in rural areas. The companies are now turning to the Postal Service more frequently, the Wall…

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For FedEx and UPS, a Cheaper Route: the Post Office

FedEx Corp. and  United Parcel Service Inc increasingly are moving their own packages through the U.S. Postal Service, putting pressure on the quasigovernmental agency and raising questions about whether the USPS is charging enough for the service. For FedEx alone, the post office delivers an average of 2.2 million packages a day, or about 30%…

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