UPS Looks at “Savvy Shoppers”

The 2017 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™ survey reveals a changing retail landscape where online shoppers purchase more from international retailers, shop more on mobile devices and rely more on marketplaces. Volume 4 in this series zooms in on “The Savvy Shoppers,” and highlights these findings, of interest to etailers and shippers: Open to small and large retailers. A new breed of shopper values both small merchants and large marketplaces. These shoppers have honed their shopping skills to find the best prices from every corner of the world. Looking for something unique. Six percent of respondents said they shop at small retailers because they offer unique products, and six percent of tho

Correos de Costa Rica: Recovering from Hurricane Nate

Please see the following update received from the UPU concerning Costa Rica: From: UPU.EmIS Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 3:20 AM Subject: EmIS 97/2017 – Costa Rica – Partial resumption of postal services Importance: High Further to EmIS 89/2017, the designated operator of Costa Rica, Correos de Costa Rica, wishes to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that postal services have been restored in much of the country after Tropical Storm Nate; however, in some offices, operations have resumed at reduced capacity, leading to potential delivery delays for letters, parcels and EMS items. The postal codes corresponding to the offices with reduced capacity are a

Update on Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, and Sint Maarten

Please see the following message received from the UPU concerning Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Sint Maarten: From: UPU.EmIS Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 PM Subject: EmIS 96/2017 – Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Sint Maarten – Resumption of international mail forwarding Importance: High The Secretariat of the Caribbean Postal Union (CPU), on behalf of the designated operators of Anguilla (Anguilla Postal Service), the British Virgin Islands (BVI Post) and Sint Maarten (Sint Maarten Postal Service), asks us to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that, following the recent disruption caused by hurricanes in the region, mail can now once aga

Hurricane Maria – Dominica

(originally posted on September 22, 2017 From: UPU.EmIS Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:42 AM Subject: EmIS 81/2017 – Dominica – Hurricane Maria Importance: High The Secretariat of the Caribbean Postal Union (CPU), on behalf of the designated operator of Dominica, the Dominica Postal Service, asks us to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that all postal services have been suspended in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. As reported by the Prime Minister, many buildings, private and public, including the main general hospital and those serving as hurricane shelters, were compromised. There is no communication with the communities outside of the capital Roseau,

Strike in Brazil Affecting Delivery

(originally posted on September 22, 2017) Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:01 AM Subject: EmIS 83/2017 – Brazil – Strike The designated operator of Brazil, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos, wishes to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that, in some regions of the country, a strike has been affecting delivery operations since Wednesday, 20 September 2017. A business continuity plan is in place to ensure normality in the provision of services and minimize possible impacts. However, the partial work stoppage may affect the delivery of inbound postal items (letter post, parcels and EMS items). Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos thanks all desi

Earthquake in Mexico Update

(Originally posted on September 21, 2017) The designated operator of Mexico, Servicio Postal Mexicano, has informed the USPS that due to the earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday, 9/19, operations at Mexico City International Airport have been temporarily halted. The USPS is continuing to accept mail for Mexico and currently expects to resume dispatches on Monday, 9/25. Customers may anticipate delivery delays. Further updates will be provided as additional information is received.

Hurricane Update: Irma

(Originally posted on September 21, 2017) From: UPU.EmIS Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:45 AM Subject: EmIS 78/2017 – France – Situation in the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria La Poste, the designated operator of France, wishes to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that the extreme weather conditions in the Caribbean, strongly affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, have seriously impacted its operations in the following territories: Saint Martin (French part of the Island); (SXM and SFG); Saint Barthélemy (SBH); Guadeloupe (PTP); and Martinique (FDF). Situation on 20 September 2017 : · Saint Barthélemy: all addresses with postcode 97133:

Hurricane Irma Update: Dominican Republic Suspends Postal Services

(Originally posted on September 8, 2017) Please see the following message received today from the UPU concerning the Dominican Republic: Emergency Information System Message Message n° 68/2017 7 September 2017 The designated operator of the Dominican Republic, Instituto Postal Dominicano, asks us to inform the designated operators of other UPU member countries that, owing to Hurricane Irma, a major Category 5 storm which hit the country in the early hours of 7 September 2017 with wind speeds of 290 km/h, all postal services have been suspended. The Instituto Postal Dominicano thanks all designated operators for their understanding. It will inform them via EmIS as soon as the situ

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