2018
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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Dec. 4 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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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. 15 2017
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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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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Oct. 25 2017
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include... View More
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Sept. 12 2017
The new U.S. Postal Service Informed Visibility platform has been a long time coming and is something that the mailing industry has been eagerly awaiting. New capabilities, such as near real-time data
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Aug. 28 2017
The USPS PCC put together a great "workshop in a box" detailing the most common mistakes in mail piece design and how to avoid them. Some of the most prevalent mistakes in the industry are:The 10 mo... View More
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Aug. 15 2017
Every day, we see and experience more advances in technology: our lives are full of electronic gadgets that put all sorts of information at our fingertips. Smart people are taking advantage of t... View More
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July 28 2017
Probably the hottest topic at National Postal Forum this past May was Informed Delivery. It was the subject of Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s address and had many attendees buzzing as they... View More
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July 27 2017
One of the key U.S. Postal Service themes from this year’s National Postal Forum was Informed Delivery. If you haven’t already subscribed to this new service, you really should… even... View More
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June 6 2017
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is introducing Informed Visibility (IV) to provide the mailing industry with more powerful insight into the USPS mailstream. This new program is designed to pro
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May 30 2017
If you mail competitive parcels (Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Services, Parcel Select, and Parcel Select Lightweight), you are likely familiar with the current 20-ce... View More
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May 24 2017
Late 2016 marked the tenth year since the current set of laws governing the U.S. Postal Service were enacted. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) was passed into law in December... View More
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May 18 2017
From the USPS PCC--This workshop will take a look at some of the common exception requests that come through the Pricing and Classification Service Center (PCSC) and how to ensure your mailpieces are... View More
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