AUSSIE parcel delivery start-up Sendle has slammed Australia Post for “wasting taxpayers’ money” in an attempt to stamp out competition after winning a two-year, David-and-Goliath trademark dispute with the government-owned letters business. Continue reading
TORONTO – Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen was at a Toronto school to unveil a stamp with an image of Canada’s most famous robotics accomplishment – the Canadarm. The stamp commemorates Canada’s achievements in space, science, technology and innovation. Continue reading
OTTAWA – Canada Post’s commitment to help Canadian businesses grow through e-commerce led to strong growth in the Parcels line of business in 2016. By partnering with retailers to deliver innovative and convenient delivery, shipping and returns experiences to Canadians, the Canada Post segment solidified its position as Canada’s No. 1 parcel company. The Canada Post segment’s profit before tax of $55 million compares to a profit before tax of $63 million in 2015. Continue reading
Royal Mail is facing the threat of industrial action following its decision to close its defined benefit pension scheme, affecting 90,000 members.
The privatised UK postal operator announced on Thursday that its £7.4bn defined benefit scheme will close to future accruals after March 2018, saying that “there is no affordable solution to keeping the plan open in its current form”.
Australia Post director Ahmed Fahour has resigned just weeks after his $5.6 million salary was revealed by a Senate committee, which dismissed calls for it to be concealed from the public. Continue reading
Stamp collectors are furious at PostNL‘s decision to stop stamping the date on stamps and to strike them through with a pen instead.
‘It’s a disaster for stamp collectors,’ said Martijn Bulterman, chairman of the Dutch stamp traders association NVPH. By putting a pen stroke through the stamps they are ‘effectively being ruined’, Bulterman told the Telegraaf. Continue reading
- Royal Mail will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time
- This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.
A 24/7 kiosk in Vancouver, which dispenses stamps with images of Group of Seven paintings, was set up to make it more convenient to buy stamps at any hour.
The Canada Post 24/7 kiosk allows customers to print stamps in four denominations. Continue reading
From the Financial Times:
Shares in Royal Mail dropped more than 5 per cent after the group reported a drop in letters delivered before the festive period as business uncertainty in the UK hit junk mailings.
Rising parcel numbers failed to make up for the chronic decline in paper-based correspondence at the postal service’s core British business, pushing the division’s revenue down 2 per cent in the nine months ending on Christmas Day.
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OTTAWA – Canada Post will greet the Year of the Rooster with a two-stamp issue, the ninth in its most recent series honouring the Lunar New Year.
A Permanent™ domestic-rate stamp featuring a rooster image, with its chest proudly puffed out, is paired with an international-rate stamp offering a close-cropped profile view of the rooster’s stately face. Both images are created from lines of gold foil. Continue reading