What do you think was the top postal story of 2013?

No one can claim 2013 was an uneventful year in the postal world. Early in the year, the U.S. Postal Service made the blockbuster announcement that it would move to 5-day delivery, but by mid-year it had changed course and pulled the plan. Then, on Christmas Eve, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued a momentous decision to approve the exigent price increase, only temporarily through surcharges. Sprinkled in between were drones, barcodes, and Sunday delivery.


Can the Postal Service Deliver the Goods?

The 2013 holiday season turned out to be a particularly eventful one for e-tailers and the shippers that deliver all those packages to your door.

Factors like fewer than average shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas and an increasing comfort level with online buying helped push holiday e-commerce up significantly. In fact, demand exceeded expectations and stressed shippers’ capacity, causing some late deliveries of their goods.  


Season’s Greetings

Holiday mailings are as much a part of the American tradition as kids’ letters to Santa.

We’ve talked a lot about the growth in packages, including those all-important holiday gifts. But the Postal Service is also doing its bit to make sure Big Red knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. As in years past, families with young “believers” have been taking advantage of the Postal Service offering that ensures letters from Santa have a North Pole postmark (so long as the request was made by December 10).



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  • 2 days 7 hours ago
    I am also adding the same issues in Coppell. I order glaucoma eye drops from a mail order pharmacy in Florida. 2 mths ago they sent my package to mcKinney from Coppell in error . It took approx 3...
  • 2 days 13 hours ago
    Click and Ship has been down for months. I get the error message "Sorry, your transaction has been declined. Your transaction cannot be processed at this time with this payment type." I...

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