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Calling all start-ups! Present your ideas, products and solutions to the global postal industry

       Post-Expo 2017 and the Postal Innovation Platform (PIP) are inviting start-ups from all over the global postal ecosystem to present their bright new ideas, products and solutions to a wide industry audience and a jury of postal and logistics experts will deliberate and rank the best examples according to designated award criteria. Read More

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Integrating 3D Printers In the Supply Chain and the Impact on Logistics

Announced this week, China state firms, including the Postal Savings Bank of China, have teamed up on an initiative to invest in new technologies, in “emerging strategic industries,” including robotics, clean energy, aerospace, quantum communication, high-speed rail and 3D printing.  The initiative takes advantage of a 200 billion yen venture capital fund approved by China’s Read More

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The Changing Face of Cross-Border eCommerce

International mailers and shippers are gearing up for changes and proposals that came out of the 2016 Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress, including the much-anticipated Integrated Product Plan (IPP), which is the UPU’s response to the changing composition of the international mailstream. The IPP was the main focus of discussions at last week’s meeting of Read More

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L2 Announces Amazon Prime Model Analysis

L2 on April 21, 2017, announced availability of its latest business intelligence analysis:  “Amazon Intelligence:  Prime Assortment.”  “Amazon Prime’s industry-leading fulfillment services are changing how consumers shop for everyday items, encouraging replenishment and subscription-based shopping across a wide range of CPG categories,” L2 said. “By tailoring their distribution strategies on the platform to focus on Read More

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USPS to Hear from Industry Start-Ups their Ideas for Strategic Opportunities on its Platforms

  Event Next Week to Feature Special Session   From the start, PostalVision 2020 has been conducted as an open conversation about future “Postal Platform Possibilities” for players from all across the postal-parcel-delivery ecosystem. Our independent forum brings together mailers, shippers, service providers, regulators, unions, USPS management, foreign posts and a growing list of inventive Read More

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eCommerce Growth and Customer Demand Drive Need for Returns Solutions

  PostalVision 2020/7.0 Event to Feature Expert Panel on Returns/Reverse Logistics   March 8, 2017 (Arlington, Va.)  – As eCommerce continues to grow and customers demand not only simple, but cheap/free returns solutions, retailers and shippers are exploring new processes and reverse logistics solutions to facilitate customer returns.  At PostalVision 2020/7.0 on March 21-22, 2017, Read More

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Event Offers “Virtually” Everything

PostalVision 2020/7.0 Event to Include Virtual Reality Experiences   As always, PostalVision and new technology are “virtually” synonymous…our past events featured drones way before they were envisioned for package delivery; rapid packaging innovation and community intranet developments; and last year Starship’s ground delivery robots were tooling up and down the halls of our event!   Read More

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USPS Mailbox Monopoly and Postal Policy Explorations Continue

Picture credit:  graphic shown created during the January event by Caroline Gezon, Deloitte Consulting Leading Dignitaries to Discuss U.S. Postal Policy Issues PostalVision 2020/7.0 Continues USPS Mailbox Monopoly Exploration   PostalVision 2020 at its March 21-22, 2017 event will feature a panel of leading dignitaries who will continue the discussion started at its January “Delivery by Read More

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The Emerging Digital-Physical Blend

PostalVision 2020/7.0 Event to Feature New Digital-Physical Business Models   PostalVision 2020/7.0 will feature a long list of speakers and sessions focused not only on new business models on the parcel side of the ecosystem, but also on the mail side.  The March 21-22, 2017 event will continue the dialogue about the future needs of Americans Read More

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“Prime Time” at PostalVision March Event

“Prime Time” at PostalVision March Event Renowned Industry Analyst Cooper Smith on the “Prime Membership Ecosystem”   PostalVision 2020 is thrilled to announce the return of one of the headline speakers from our 2016 event – renowned industry research analyst Cooper Smith, now of L2 (formerly with Business Insider Intelligence).  Smith’s presentation last year, “The Read More

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Newly Confirmed PRC Chairman, Hon. Robert Taub, To Moderate Mailbox Monopoly Debate

President and Senate Finally Act on Two Crucial Postal Appointments   PostalVision 2020 congratulates the Hon. Robert Taub for his confirmation by the Senate and designation by President Obama as Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). We also commend Commissioner Mark Acton for his appointment as Vice Chairman, following a unanimous vote of the Read More

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Event Attendees to Consider USPS Mailbox Monopoly Issues

Additional Speakers Announced for “Delivery by Design” Event to be Held January 23, 2017—Limited Seating! More information and registration details Event attendees at PostalVision 2020’s “Delivery by Design,” one-day event to be held January 23, 2017, will be an integral part of key discussions around USPS Mailbox monopoly issues.  The event will focus on looking Read More

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“Home Alone” at L’Enfant Plaza

Written by John Callan, Founder and Chairman, PostalVision 2020 The highest grossing Christmas movie of all time in North America (inflation adjusted) was hysterical and Macaulay Culkin’s character adorably playful. But Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s situation is no comedy and her role is no fun. Worst of all, it’s a very sad and true story.  It’s Read More