Adam Lewenberg

CMDSS, President of Postal Advocate Inc
May 18 2022
Everything you hear on the news seems to touch on how mail is going away and becoming less relevant as a means of communication. So it stands to reason that there may be some confusion about what is a
March 22 2022
With inflation, not to mention our reliance on document and parcel delivery, at its peak, this January, the carriers all raised rates to their highest levels. While we expect increases, this y
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Jan. 5 2022
On October 1, 2021, the USPS announced that First-Class Mail would slow from one-to-three-day delivery to one-to-five-day delivery. While it stated that this change would not impact 61% of mail, this
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Nov. 9 2021
There are many ways to reduce the costs associated with how expedited documents and parcels are shipped, and they are not necessarily the traditional ways that have defined the industry. The
Sept. 7 2021
On August 29, 2021, the USPS had the largest rate increase in over 10 years, and it is the second increase of 2021! It also impacts the largest mailers the most due to higher percentage increases for
May 3 2021
I am going to start out with a blanket statement based on years of customer research: 99% of medium to large organizations have limited to no visibility to their mail spends across the enterpr
Jan. 26 2021
For the past 21 years, I have been creating comparison charts for our clients that go over the changes in rates to show how it will affect budgets. The reason that I do this is that when the U
Dec. 28 2020
If we have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that people work everywhere. This will impact the future of mail because while documents still need to be generated, it is not eff
June 22 2020
As I am writing this article, we are at the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic and most people have been working remotely for at least a month, without a current end in sight. My days are filled wi
May 8 2020
It is amazing (and a little disheartening) what some organizations can overlook regarding how they are managing their permit spends. This lack of oversight can lead to overspending, funding is
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March 16 2020
Lost postage is a serious and pervasive issue for many companies, and yet, most have no idea they are losing millions of dollars because of it. Mailers need to know why this happen
Jan. 27 2020
For the past 20 years, I have been creating comparison charts that go over the changes in rates in order to show our clients how it will affect budgets. It’s important to understand that whe
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Oct. 25 2019
In 2018, Amazon started offering franchises for their final-mile package delivery segment. For as little as a $10,000 investment (which could be free if you are a veteran), you could start an Amazon p
April 15 2019
The start of the year is always a good time to evaluate your current suppliers and ensure you have the best agreements, terms, and services at the lowest prices. One area that often goes uncheck
Jan. 23 2019
As we head into the new year, many mailers may be wondering how they can quickly and easily save money on postage costs in 2019. While there are many factors, we narrowed it down to a few best practic
Jan. 14 2019
When the USPS talks about an average 2.5% increase, it’s important to remember that this is overall. Based on the type of mail you send, the increase could be higher or lower. You need to look
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Oct. 15 2018
There are new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) lease accounting standards taking effect December 15, 2018 that will impact the way companies account for their leases. Since most mailing equ
Aug. 31 2018
Everyone has one claim to fame in life. Mine is that I am the (self-proclaimed) top expert on mailing systems in the United States. I have not been able to tell anyone about this until now because the
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
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

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