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Price increase for USPS priority mail

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of proposed price changes for its shipping services products, scheduled to take effect in January 2016. The filing does not include any price increase for first class mail or any other postal service mailing product such as the Forever stamp.

USPS’s average shipping services price change is 9.5% which results in an average shipping price of less than US$5.50 per shipment across all shipping products. The average price increase for priority mail is 9.8%. The new prices, if approved, represent the first price increase in more than three years for commercial priority mail.

The PRC will review the prices before they are scheduled to become effective on January 17, 2016. The complete USPS price filing with the new prices for all shipping services products can be found on the PRC website under the daily listings section.

To view the price filing click here.

October 20, 2015


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Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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