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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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May 17 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
2017
April 17 2017
The 2017 promotions being offered by the USPS are a great way to trim some fat from your postage budget... but the flip side is, it can be a lot of information to wade through and implement. Here is a
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April 6 2017
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has thousands of postal facilities across the country: Network Distribution Centers (NDCs), Sectional Center Facilities (SCFs), Area Distribution Centers (ADCs)
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March 28 2017
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wasted little time to introduce postal reform legislation into the new Congress. On January 31, 2017, H.R. 756 —The Postal Service Reform Act of... View More
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March 21 2017
I recently had the interesting experience of helping to organize a one-day event sponsored by PostalVision 2020, which brought together members of our postal ecosystem to talk about the USPS’ mailbo
March 14 2017
Eastern Area has announced that retail and mail processing operations have been suspended for: · Central Pennsylvania District: 16... View More
March 14 2017
From PCC-- Governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York have each declared a State of Emergency due to storms that have shut down highways and transportation routes throughout the states. Mailer
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March 2 2017
The Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion encourages mailers to integrate direct mail with advances in mobile technology, allowing recipients to engage in innovative digital experiences triggered... View More
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March 1 2017
Are you a mail owner with a mailing on the way to important customers, and you’re wondering where the mail is within the postal network? Or maybe you are a Mail Service Provider and want to offer... View More
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Feb. 24 2017
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is offering six promotional programs in 2017, aimed at increasing mail volumes by offering incentives to mailers. Starting with the first Mobile Barcode i... View More
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Feb. 22 2017
Anyone who was hoping for any form of postal activity during the lame duck session of Congress will be disappointed to find only lumps of coal as Congress recessed for the year without acting on... View More
2017
Feb. 15 2017
At the end of 2015, I wrote an article that was an attempt to help the postal industry plan for what would be in store for 2016. One year later, I am attempting the same feat as I look into a ve... View More
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Feb. 14 2017
I’ve been in the direct mail industry for nearly 20 years. And I can count on one hand -- okay, one finger -- how many times postage rates have gone down in the last two decades. They usually... View More
Jan. 19 2017
Reminder Notice for Industry Members: The 2017 Price Change for Market Dominant, Competitive Products, and Special Services will take effect this weekend, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.&n... View More
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Jan. 17 2017
The time is now for mail tracking and reporting. The USPS wants to shake its long-standing image as a “black hole” where mail gets lost and cannot be seen until it shows up in the delivery... View More
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Jan. 12 2017
Postal rates are supposed to be tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which today is running at one to two percent. Although the overall increase may be in this range, we found that certain ra... View More
Dec. 27 2016
In January 2017, Standard Mail® will undergo a name change and be rebranded as USPS Marketing Mail™. It is expected that this name change will better communicate to mailers how this mail class... View More
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