Postal Service News

Postal Service News

News coverage of domestics and international postal services, profit and loss, rates and more.

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News & Analysis

16 Jul 2014
FedEx, TNT Express and the U.K.’s Royal Mail are being investigated by French regulators over alleged anti-competitive behavior in the country’s parcel delivery market.
01 Jul 2014
The U.S. Postal Service wants to change Priority Mail pricing so that overall rates rise slightly, starting in September, but shippers of lightweight packages get a break, a move aimed to capture growing e-commerce business.
Royal Mail lorries (trucks)
22 May 2014
Royal Mail’s warning of intensifying competition in parcels and the rise of a domestic mail rival overshadowed a 12 percent increase in full-year operating profit.
27 Jan 2014
The Italian government approved plans to sell up to 40 percent of the state-owned postal company, Poste Italiane, as part of a broader privatization program.
Royal Mail
27 Nov 2013
Royal Mail reported its operating profit almost doubled in the first half of the year, driven by higher revenue at its parcels division...
U.S. Postal Service truck
11 Nov 2013
Amazon.com has unveiled a new partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sunday, starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas.
Royal Mail
10 Oct 2013
The initial public offering of Royal Mail was seven times oversubscribed with more than 700,000 investors applying for shares in the U.K.’s 497-year-old, state-owned postal company.
Royal Mail.
27 Sep 2013
The U.K. government today set a price range for the initial public offering of Royal Mail that put a maximum value of £3.3 billion (about US$5.3 billion) on the 497-year-old state-owned postal service.
Flag of the United Kingdom.
12 Sep 2013
The U.K. today unveiled plans to sell a majority of Royal Mail in a stock market flotation expected to value the 497-year-old state postal service at around £3 billion (about US$4.75 billion).