#Mail Delivery

WATCH: Santa Finds Gay Love in Norwegian Christmas Ad

As it turns out, children aren't the only ones pining for Santa Claus. A heartwarming Norwegian TV commercial for the country's postal service, Posten, went viral over the weekend for its depiction of a romance between Santa Claus and a man he visits every year for Christmas. The four-minute ad, titled "When Harry Met Santa," ends with a passionate kiss between the two, but its final message is perhaps even more important.
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Postal Service holding weeklong job fair in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — David Kimboe went to a job fair at the post office Monday saying he is too old for the cold. He was there for an inside job. It appears, workers can afford to be choosy these days. "So, that right there would be the mail handler. It's telling...
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Houston Chronicle

How Do You Deliver Mail to Hells Canyon? It Starts With a Boat.

Where would you go to find the deepest river gorge in North America? You’d want to venture to the northwestern United States, to the border between Idaho (to the east) and Oregon and Washington (to the west). That’s Hells Canyon, an evocatively-named geological feature which features a drop of 7,913 feet. All told, the Hells Canyon Wilderness encompasses 652,488 acres.
Dallas News

Want your holiday gifts to arrive on time? Here are the deadlines from USPS, UPS and FedEx

This holiday season’s demonstration of early shopping may help another nail-biting aspect of the holiday — shipping deadlines. More retailers have taken this into their own hands by hiring local delivery services such as Austin-based Lone Star Overnight and Plano-based Pickup. Best Buy and other retailers are also using their own store employees.

United States Postal Service preparing for holiday rush

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The busiest time of year is starting to pick up for the United States Postal Service, and the peak season means extra mail and an increase in package volumes. Randi Jones is the customer service support supervisor, she says last year, USPS had at least an estimated...

Shipping Deadlines: Here's When to Send Via FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service For the Holidays

The US postal service, FedEx and UPS have all released their deadlines for packages and holiday cards to arrive by December 25 and the theme is all the same: send them early. With supply chain issues already causing issues and complications for holiday shopping and the postal service intentionally delaying delivery times as part of a restructuring plan, the usual shipping rush may be more complex than usual.

Shipping Deadlines for Christmas Gifts Using Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS

The United States Postal Service (USPS) urges people to make sure letters and packages are in the mail by specific dates to be delivered by Christmas. Using USPS retail ground, the item must be shipped by Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to arrive before Christmas. Gifts sent through the post office should be sent by Friday, December 17, 2021, if citizens want to take advantage of first-class mailing. Priority mail should be sent by Saturday, December 18, 2021, to arrive at its destination by Christmas. Shoppers shipping by priority mail express should drop packages off at their local post office by Thursday, December 23, 2021.
Pratt Tribune

There are similarities, differences we can learn from on Black Friday in China and U.S.

The U.S. “Black Friday” appears to have started back in 1961 when Philadelphia police described the heavy commercial traffic that followed the Thanksgiving holiday. Businesses began using the term in offering special discounts on that day and it became a nationwide promotion effort by 2003–2004. Because some folks couldn’t shop during that day, or didn’t find what they were shopping for, the National Retail Federation invented Cyber Monday (that followed Black Friday) in 2005. However, Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. Commonwealth countries had long observed Boxing Day and related sales events.

Quadient Introduces New Mail Outsourcing Capabilities For Its Cloud-Based Platform Quadient Impress In France, In Partnership With Tessi

Quadient, a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, announced the availability of new mail delivery services in France, expanding the capabilities of Quadient Impress, its cloud-based document automation platform for small and medium businesses (SMBs). In addition to Neotouch, Quadient’s market leading hybrid...

USPS Peak Preparedness: Better Than Last Year

An audit on USPS peak preparedness found the Postal Service is better prepared for the holiday mail surge than last year (which was a disaster, as online sellers likely recall), but it may not be able to meet all of its objectives. A November 19th USPS Office of Inspector General report outlined some of the USPS initiatives for preparing for peak season – including some permanent operational changes – along with the findings of its audit.

Continued Challenges Ahead for Direct Response Fundraisers

Due to continued strains on the supply chain regarding paper and supplies, the nonprofit industry is going to face an unprecedented series of challenges over the coming months. Demand for printing continues to be high while inventory remains very low with longer than usual lead times for materials resulting in continued cost increases. The ongoing impact of the pandemic has caused delayed shipping, has depleted inventory and has jeopardized scheduling due to the labor shortage.

More Chinese youth are chasing government jobs

China has had a long history of selecting civil servants through exams. The country perfected the famous imperial examination system in the Tang dynasty (618-907), and used it up until around 1905. In today’s China, the civil service exam, called guokao or national exam in Chinese, is still the prevalent way of appointing junior government workers.