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2021: Another Year of International Mail Changes
Sept. 1 2021
More changes in international mail are coming as I write this in early June, continuing what mailers experienced earlier this year and in 2020. The COVID pandemic was—is—responsible for...
You’ve Got (Business) Mail
May 4 2020
If you’re working at home rather than your usual office (and many of us are), you’re checking your home mailbox and getting less than usual. As for your usual office mail, it might be reac
The US Remains in the UPU, but Changes Are Ahead in 2020
April 13 2020
The US will stay in the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a decision that likely caused mailers everywhere to breathe a sigh of relief at the avoidance of a major disruption in the USPS’ international...
Questions Remain on International Mail Following USPS Presentation on UPU Withdrawal
July 15 2019
After months of silence on questions related to the potential US withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the USPS finally provided some information at the MTAC Membership Assembly on
Are Higher International Postage Rates and Service Disruptions on the Horizon?
March 28 2019
“If the US were to withdraw from the UPU, it would lose access to global processing and coding systems that make international mail possible, and it would have to negotiate bilateral postal agreements
Top 5 Factors Affecting International Mail Decisions
July 24 2018
Five factors affect all mailing decisions for international mail, and each will depend on what you are mailing, the destination country, and your requirements for delivery. The specifics of what is be
Addresses and Discrete Grid Systems
Aug. 2 2017
Identifying a location has always been useful to people — from ancient evidence of local inhabitants identifying locales by naturally occurring landmarks to the naming a major roadways and cit