Wal-Mart testing 2 day shipping subscription service to rival Amazon Prime

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a two-day shipping subscription service and building a regional delivery network as the world’s biggest retailer tries to rival Amazon.com Inc. As part of the project, Wal-Mart will rely on eight massive e-commerce warehouses around the country, the last of which will be built by year’s end. It will also […]

Former Rural Carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail from Rogersville MO residents

March 31, 2015 – SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former mail carrier who worked at the Rogersville, Mo., post office pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing mail that contained cash and gift cards. Margi J. Greek, 39, of Omaha, Ariz., waived […]

Target Offers Free Shipping on All Holiday Items until Dec 20th

Target Corp. has a present for its online holiday shoppers: Free shipping. The retailer is dropping shipping fees for all online orders from Oct. 22 through Dec. 20, raising the stakes in the battle with Amazon.com , Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers for shoppers who avoid brick-and-mortar stores. The promotion is one step Target […]

Next in postal privatization: Goin Postal counters in 2,000 Walmarts

The Goin Postal pack-and-ship company has signed a deal to put small postal stores inside of 2,000 Walmarts.  While the Postmaster General will probably say it’s all about customer convenience, the deal represents yet another step in the privatization of the Postal Service. These postal stores, it should be noted, aren’t exactly the same as […]

Retired Letter Carrier is one of the oldest workers in the country

Why some Senior Citizens simply refuse to retire? For these seniors, the best retirement is not to retire. From a 102-year-old Wal-Mart worker to an activist park ranger, these workers have stayed on the job well into their golden years. Name: Loren Wade Age: 102 At 102 years old, Loren Wade is one of the […]

FedEx Takes Sloppy E-Tailers to Task

From Wall Street Journal: FedEx Corp. Chief Executive Fred Smith took a tough line with e-commerce companies on Wednesday, saying they need to shape up sloppy shipping practices or risk losing customers. A significant part of the industry’s Christmas-delivery mess, he said, stemmed from problems on the part of retailers. Retailers, he said, claimed that […]