Ship ANYTHING!* for just $20

Ship ANYTHING!* for just $20

March 3, 2014  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

We’re having a March Madness shipping sale – this is unlike any other shipping promotion we have ever run.  For the month of March we are promoting our Postal Connections store in Orland Park by offering a “Ship Anything*” sale. …

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House to Debate Internet Sales Tax Bill

House to Debate Internet Sales Tax Bill

February 28, 2014  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act will be discussed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 4th.  After the Senate failed to follow regular legislative procedure before passing the bill last spring, House leadership publicly announced that Internet sales tax…

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Losses Continue as Postal Service Seeks Lifeline from Congress

Losses Continue as Postal Service Seeks Lifeline from Congress

February 11, 2014  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

Even as the U.S. Postal Service reported another sizable quarterly loss, officials highlighted the bright spots of the business – particularly shipping services – and hailed the advance of a bill in the Senate that could provide needed financial relief…

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There may be no such thing as Anonymous Reviews

There may be no such thing as Anonymous Reviews

January 21, 2014  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

In an article from the San Francisco Chronicle, it outlines a case in which a Virginia court required Yelp to hand over the names of anonymous reviewers (“Court tells Yelp it must reveal some critics’ identities”). Yelp is a self-described…

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Confessions of an Amazon Warehouse Worker

Confessions of an Amazon Warehouse Worker

January 3, 2014  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

What’s it like to be a temporary worker in a vast fulfillment center during the busy holiday shopping season? Buckle your seatbelts as we follow the life of a seasonal worker in an Amazon fulfillment center at an unnamed location….

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Last Day for Fedex Ground!

Last Day for Fedex Ground!

December 17, 2013  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

Today is the last day that Fedex Ground will guarantee that a package shipped will get there in time for Christmas. If items are not shipped by today, Ground services can’t guarantee a pre-Christmas delivery (depending on location). Their full…

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5.2% Price Increase for USPS starting in 2014

5.2% Price Increase for USPS starting in 2014

November 16, 2013  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

The USPS has announced their annual postal increases.  Increases go into effect in early 2014.  Facing a $15.9 Billion Dollar Loss in 2012, their new price increases have not held back.  Here is a brief summary:

Standard Post prices will increase…

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Bloomingdale's Fights back against Wear'n Return

Bloomingdale’s Fights back against Wear’n Return

November 5, 2013  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

If you wear it, then you can’t take it back.  No returns for tried on clothing says Bloomingdale’s.

Bloomingdale’s began a new practice earlier this year to help it fight return fraud. The retailer attaches large hard-to-conceal plastic tags to dresses…

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eBay Pulls Gift Cards from Stores

eBay Pulls Gift Cards from Stores

October 15, 2013  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

Are you looking to purchase an eBay gift card at your Jewel or CVS?  Sorry, you’ll be out of luck.  Searching among the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Home Depot and Toys’R Us and restaurant cards hanging on the pegs of…

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Interesting Items on EBay

Interesting Items on EBay

October 3, 2013  |  What Sells  |  No Comments

Evel Knievel‘s Stuff
He was an American daredevil, painter, entertainer and international icon noted for his famous motorcycle jumps. He passed in 2007. His widow auctioned a mixed lot of his belongings on eBay which included:

Evel Knievel White Leather Jacket -…

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