PostEurop joined with other European trade associations to petition the European Commission to delay implementation of the new European Union VAT regulations until January 2022. The groups cite the lack of readiness of many EU Member States and growing unharmonized implementation in the EU, “and the impact that this has on the preparation by trade, and consequential damage it will cause to European consumers, businesses and governments if the implementation would go ahead as
IMAG joined with other postal trade associations in a letter to PMG Louis DeJoy raising concerns with the Postal Service's 10-year strategic plan. The letter notes concerns with the plans' call to reduce service standards and to exercise new pricing authority that could lead to a mid-year price increase, among other issues. The PMG says he "disagrees with virtually all assertions in the letter" in his response to industry.
The pandemic’s lockdowns, travel bans, and retail closures drove large growth in ecommerce in 2020, as detailed in Shopify’s “The Future of Ecommerce Report 2021.” Shopify’s annual report analyzes the global ecommerce trends of the past year, and among the main findings in the report were the following: · A 90-day period during the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 10-year growth in ecommerce penetration · Ecommerce sales worldwide increased by 16.5%. Shopify expects ecommerce growth t