U.S. Postal Service Status on International Mail Shipments (8/15/2020)

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With the coronavirus COVID-19 emergency continuing to spread around the globe, mail and small parcel operations are impacted worldwide. Between a shortage of commercial passenger airlines to carry the mail and local authorities and transit/destination postal services shutting down or restricting services, sending international packages with the U.S. Postal Service is resulting in longer transit […]

U.S. Postal Service Status on Domestic Services And Shipments (7/14/2020)

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency is impacting domestic U.S. Postal Service operations in select areas. The USPS is considered an essential service, but some local conditions make it more challenging to provide all services. The domestic USPS update also includes information about post offices and operations that may have other reasons for disruption and closures. […]

eBay Protects Seller Performance Standards Until July

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eBay announced it is protecting sellers until July from adverse impacts due to the coronavirus crisis that may require sellers to ship items late or cancel orders. “Ebay realizes that flexibility in business operations is essential right now.  We want to reassure you that you will not be penalized for being unable to carry out […]

List of Banks Accepting SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loans – Update 5/13/2020

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The SBA started to accept applications from participating lenders for the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last Friday. The program has a feature for loan forgiveness if the borrower meets certain criteria. READ MORE: The SBA Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 Starts Today, Monday April 27 The loan forgiveness has made this $350 billion […]

Royal Mail Restricts Mail Delivery on Saturdays to Parcels Only

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Royal Mail is temporarily suspending letter deliveries on Saturdays during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The postal service will continue to provide letter delivery service from Monday to Friday as usual. The parcel services that will be delivered on Saturday include: 1st Class Parcels 1st Class Signed For Parcels, Large Letters and Letters 2nd Class Parcels […]

Community Banks Moved Ahead of The Line For SBA PPP Funding This Evening

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Small businesses working with small community lenders moved ahead of the line this evening for about 8 hours in the SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) sweepstakes. In a tweet, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza confirmed that the SBA is only accepting loan applications from smaller community banks and their clients until Midnight. To assist small community […]

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Amazon is Exploiting Consumers During COVID-19

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In a class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, two California residents “seek to hold Amazon accountable for its unlawful price increases during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The plaintiffs allege in the 47-page complaint, “Exploiting consumers in their most vulnerable hour is not only contrary to basic human decency—it […]

Australia Post Will Retrain 2,000 Posties to Support COVID-19 Parcel Boom

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Australia Post will retrain 2,000 motorbike posties to deliver and process parcels in vans to help manage the unprecedented parcel volumes being sent across the country as the business continues to manage significant disruption as Australians adapt to living differently under COVID-19 restrictions. Australia Post welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement to provide temporary changes to […]

UPS Added Over 200 Flights in April in Support of Coronavirus Relief Efforts

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UPS has added over 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights in April to support FEMA’s Project Airbridge and other healthcare-related missions. Project Airbridge is a public-private partnership to get vital and life-saving equipment to where it is needed with greater speed. These additional flights serve to meet the soaring demand to ship test kits, […]