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USPS

USPS is developing into a ‘formidable opponent to UPS, FedEx’—according to a Morgan Stanley analyst. After years of declining volumes, USPS may have found its niche. Ironically, its fastest growing segment is now e-commerce parcel and last-mile delivery for, you guessed it, carriers like UPS and FedEx.

Pics of your parcels? The Postal Hub Podcast discusses the USPS Informed Delivery Program.

Uber Freight announces Lane Explorer—a tool that gives freight buyers real-time pricing along their lanes, with the ability to lock in pricing up to two weeks in advance. Our favorite third-party analysis here.

BFCM

Jet.com’s sales down 39%—and other weekend sales numbers.

E-COMMERCE

Snapchat unveils new in-app shopping functionality via Shopify. This isn’t their first attempt at a disruptive foray into e-commerce.

RETAIL

Despite positive growth numbers, Gap to shutter ‘hundreds’ of flagship stores.

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