USPS is asking for a 9.8 percent price increase on Priority Mail fees, despite its officials saying package-mailing growth is a focus a
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In the U.S., the main package delivery organizations marketers cite are the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx. In addition, those entities often work with each other. Not so much in Europe, where FedEx just agreed to buy a rival for $4.8 billion, according to the company's announcement on Tuesday. However, similar to its reasons for growth in the U.S., FedEx names e-commerce as the reason it's doubling its market share in Europe by purchasing TNT Express.
I'm not complaining. I'll say that right away. However, I was a bit surprised on Tuesday to see a notification on the page above my search engine results about a package delivery slated for Wednesday, while I was searching for information that was completely unrelated. Before I could click on "Lyris," I found out that my "Excursion II Rolling Duffle Bag, Medium" from LLBean was on its way to my home.
The U.S. Postal Service was so proud of its Holiday 2014 delivery performance, it issued a press release about it on Tuesday. Working seven days a week from Nov. 17 to Christmas Day in major cities and "high-volume areas," USPS delivered more than its predicted 450 million to 470 million packages, which had been projected to be a 12 percent increase. In its announcement on Tuesday, the postal service says December alone saw a total of 524 million package deliveries—for an 18 percent rise over 2013's volume.
Marketers will spend $7.9 billion on native ads this year and $21 billion on them by 2018, predicts BI Intelligence. But why pay writers? A startup is offering marketers the opportunity to take reviews from independent sources, such as CNET, and use that content in Facebook and mobile banner ads. The startup charges marketers for the curation.
It's now almost a 24/7 postal service. For the holidays, the U.S. Postal Service will be delivering packages seven days a week, USPS says. The postal service's Thursday announcement comes a day after Americans learned Amazon plans to deliver some packages via taxi, a service that does run 24/7. Fortune also hypothesized that the USPS made this move in order to
Just when it seems like the U.S. Postal Service is hanging a lot of its growth options on Amazon (think grocery and package delivery), Amazon decides it wants to see other deliverypeople. Amazon is considering whether to expand its package-delivery-by-taxi service beyond its test cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, reports The Wall Street Journal.