Big Data — The Next Big Postal Thing?

If you are even remotely digitally hip, you probably know that “big data” is a hot topic. But it is far from a mere fad. Big data — which refers to large, complex datasets combined with sophisticated, powerful analytics — has definitely been having a big impact on not just scientific research capabilities, but commercial activity as well. Amazon, Walmart, and eBay are just a few businesses using big data to better target products and services to consumers.

 

Big Changes in Canada

Canada Post shares a number of similarities with the U.S. Postal Service, including its founding by Benjamin Franklin in 1753 when both Canada and the 13 colonies were under British rule. Both posts are self-supporting, meaning they pay for their operations through the sale of postage and services. And Canada Post, like the Postal Service, has suffered volume losses the past few years.

 

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  • 13 hours 27 min ago
    If a package is too large for my mail box, is USPS obligated to place a package at my door or leave a note/card?
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    I was recently in Franklin, IN. and went to same po 2 x. Both times I was met with smiling customer caring people who were prompt and answered my questions sincerely and quickly. I never do surveys...

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