U.S. Postal Service Requests Temporary Holiday Season Rate Increase

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The U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of a temporary price change to take effect on October 18, 2020. The planned temporary price adjustments are in response to increased expenses and heightened demand for online shopping package volume because of the coronavirus pandemic and expected holiday ecommerce. As a result […]

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. […]

U.S. Postal Service Suspends Services in Parts of Minneapolis Due to Safety Concerns

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The U.S. Postal Service announced this afternoon it has suspended all services at the following Minneapolis locations due to safety concerns. Powderhorn Post Office, 3045 Bloomington Ave., 55407-9998 Lake Street Post Office, 110 E. 31st St., 55408-3103 Minnehaha Post Office, 3033 27th Ave. S, 55406-9998 Not only are the retail operations suspended, but also delivery […]

USPS International Shipments Take Forever Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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The U.S. Postal Service is struggling with international shipments and online merchants need to consider the situation and make appropriate adjustments to their selling strategy. Over the last two weeks I have seen an alarming uptick on Facebook online seller and merchant groups complaints about stuck shipments and no USPS tracking updates for weeks. Sometimes, […]

Louis DeJoy to Serve as The 75th USPS Postmaster General

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The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service announced its unanimous selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization. DeJoy is an accomplished business executive with more than 35 years of experience. As Chairman and CEO […]