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“USPS Takes on FedEx and UPS with 7-day Delivery This Holiday Season” on Business 2 Community

11/26/2014

By Harry Whitehouse

With the holidays fast approaching, online retailers recently received some good news: the USPS will be adding Sunday delivery in 20 major U.S. markets. The move takes aim at UPS and FedEx’s parcel business and comes just in time for the holiday rush.

Our Endicia blog contributor Rieva Lesonsky recently covered this news — as well as how the USPS will alleviate some of the holiday shipping stress for online businesses. Here’s what she had to say:

With ecommerce sales expected to rise between 8 and 11 percent this season (according to the National Retail Federation) choosing the right shipping solution and ensuring that your customers aren’t disappointed is more important than ever. What’s more, several of the same factors that caused problems with holiday shipping last year — including extreme weather conditions, a shorter-than-usual holiday shopping window and a surge in ecommerce sales volume — are likely to affect shipping this year, too.

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