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April 17 2018
As more mailers participate in the United States Postal Service (USPS) Seamless Acceptance program, the topic of undocumented mail pieces is worthy of review. For many mailers, any assessments for und
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April 16 2018
The end of 2017 marked an important milestone for both the Postal Service and the mailing industry with the migration of all mail tracking from the legacy tracking system to the new Informed Visibilit
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April 6 2018
While the mailing industry has weathered, and sometimes embraced, many direct communication innovations over the years, direct mail is still the most influential marketing tactic, boasting significant
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April 3 2018
Your mail piece is one of the best ways to communicate with customers, but if you make an error in the design process, you can lose your chance to engage with your consumer and drive behavior. Rob Han
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March 15 2018
Editor's Note: Even if you are a veteran of the mailing industry, you may still come across a term that causes you to scratch your head. And if you are new to the mailing industry, well, you may... View More
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Feb. 27 2018
With 2018 already here, it is important to spend some time planning and preparing for changes that will impact your business in the new year. One of these changes will be the Postal Service’s rollou
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Feb. 23 2018
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is implementing Move Update price and classification changes, effective in March 2018. The Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance will increase... View More
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Feb. 19 2018
Over the past several years, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has introduced a number of technologies to streamline mail entry. These tools provide obvious advantages for the USPS in term... View More
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Feb. 5 2018
2018 is bringing many changes in the postal industry. But with change comes uncertainty. So, let’s take a look at these changes and what they may mean for your company. New Rates and Rule Cha... View More
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Jan. 5 2018
Postal rates are supposed to be tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which today is running one to two percent. Although the overall increase may be in this range, we found that certain rates went... View More
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Dec. 26 2017
As most of the mail industry knows by now, the USPS reported revenue of $69.6 billion for fiscal year 2017, which runs from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. This is a decrease of $1.8 billion co
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Dec. 18 2017
The recent announcement by the USPS regarding Move Update assessments has become one of the latest hot topics in addressing for mailers. Considering the fact that Undeliverable-as-Addressed (UAA) mail
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Dec. 14 2017
With the new year approaching, we are all anticipating a postage increase for January. With all the programs offered by the USPS, it can be daunting to know if you are capturing all the savings... View More
Dec. 13 2017
Washington, D.C.- Early this month, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) concluded its 11-month review of the regulation of rates and classes for Market Dominant products first established by... View More
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Dec. 5 2017
For those of us processing Full-Service mailings today, the Postal Service’s Seamless Acceptance program isn’t anything new. However, increasing industry adoption for this program has been... View More
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Nov. 21 2017
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is a $69.5 billion revenue enterprise as of the end of its Fiscal Year 2017. It has over 31,000 retail offices, one of the largest civilian vehicle fleets with ove... View More
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Nov. 13 2017
You know how to address a letter. Or do you?You invest a lot of time and money in your direct mail campaign... View More
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Nov. 7 2017
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season. In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Postal Service also... View More
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Nov. 1 2017
As you remember from our September enewsletter last week, we shared an article stating that the USPS Informed Visibility initiative was now going to be available to all mailers. Since that announcemen
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