USPS Announces Delivery Expectation Changes for First-Class and Priority Mail

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On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service announced changes to delivery expectations for First-Class and Priority Mail due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis impacting many communities in the United States. Priority Mail’s two and three-day service commitments now will be extended to three and four days, respectively. Customers will continue to receive end-to-end visibility and […]

Adobe Offers Three Months Free Access to Magento Commerce During Coronavirus Crisis

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak and growing containment efforts, small and mid-sized businesses are reeling from the impact of lost traffic and revenue. Adobe has seen a drastic shift to online channels and is offering impacted businesses with the support and resources they need to navigate these challenging times. Adobe Magento Commerce Offers 3 Months Free […]

eBay Extending Returns and eBay Money Back Guarantee Timelines

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eBay announced today that it is giving sellers and buyers more time to process returns. The company is temporarily extended its Returns and eBay Money Back Guarantee policy timelines. “We’re continuously adapting to new ways of working in the current COVID-19 environment to support the health and safety of all eBay users. With ongoing quarantines […]

Where is The Coronavirus Stimulus Money? – Small Business Owners Keep Asking

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The $2.2 Trillion CARES Act includes a provision for small businesses to receive up to $2 million in an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the Small Business Administration (SBA). The EIDL program is an expansion of an existing SBA loan program the agency offers during other types of disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. […]

UPS Supports FEMA Project Airbridge to Expedite Critical Medical Supplies

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UPS is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals. In a news conference from the White House Rose Garden on March 29, President […]

FedEx Supports FEMA Project Airbridge to Expedite Critical Medical Supplies

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FedEx Express announced the delivery of its first shipments as a part of Project Airbridge, a public-private partnership managed by the federal government. FedEx has contracted with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide expedited shipping of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies critical to COVID-19 relief efforts. FedEx Express […]

NRF Hopeful About U.S. Economic Rebound Once Coronavirus Crisis is Over

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In the April issue of the National Retail Federation’s Monthly Economic Review, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says the coronavirus pandemic “has triggered shocks” – but that the underlying economy is sound. “How quickly the country gets a handle on containing the virus will determine the degree of the impact on the economy and how soon businesses […]

IRS / SBA / U.S. Secret Service Warnings of Coronavirus Stimulus Scams And Phishing Attacks

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With the coronavirus stimulus packages passed in Washington, scammers and fraudsters see an opportunity to take advantage of people trying to make ends meet or keep their businesses afloat. Both the IRS, SBA, the U.S. Secret Service, and local, state, and federal agencies have issued warnings on coronavirus related scams and phishing attacks. IRS Warning […]

Amazon to Pause Third-Party Delivery Service

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The Wall Street Journal first reported Amazon is pausing non-Amazon package deliveries at the beginning of June. “We understand this is a change to your business, and we did not take this decision lightly,” Amazon said in an email to shippers reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “We will work with you over the next several […]

Another $250 Billion For SBA Paycheck Protection Program in The Works

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The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that is part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief legislation (CARES Act) may run out of money before many small businesses have an opportunity to apply for it. While the $349 billion PPP application windows opened just last Friday, and despite glitches and problems, banks are reporting an intense […]