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Dec. 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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Dec. 12 2018
There has to be a certain sense of satisfaction to the leaders of the Postal Service, not because they’re part of the team that runs a sprawling public agency, or because they control a multi-billio
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Dec. 5 2018
On November 13, 2018, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 4875, which approved six proposed USPS mailing promotions for 2019. These promotions are offered as a way to support mai... View More
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Nov. 20 2018
On July 30, 2018, the OIG released a study entitled Millennials and the Mail. Millennials, defined as adults between 18 and 34, check their mailboxes less frequently than older generations, yet they en
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Nov. 9 2018
For many transactional First-Class mailers, managing regulatory compliance around notification documents can be a huge task. When consulting with property and casualty insurers, the discussion is almo
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Nov. 1 2018
An unfortunate yet chronic criticism of the Postal Service is that it seems to not understand its commercial customers’ businesses. What they do, why they do it, what their business objectives are... View More
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Oct. 22 2018
This originally appeared in the September/October, 2018 issue of Mailing Systems Technology. Certain things in life, like wire clothes hangers and tangled holiday lights, are just so annoying tha... View More
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Sept. 24 2018
Unlike legacy IMb Tracing, which only provided piece tracking for subscribers, the U.S. Postal Service’s Informed Visibility (IV) makes a variety of data available from a single system... View More
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Sept. 14 2018
On April 12, President Trump issued an executive order establishing a task force on the United States Postal Service. The order directed the task force to evaluate the Postal Service’s finance... View More
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Sept. 10 2018
Does your company create documents containing information like patient health data, credit card transactions, or student records? Is some of that mail occasionally undeliverable?... View More
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Aug. 20 2018
Mailers are often perplexed regarding the issue of maintaining data for the mailings that they process. What type of data should you be keeping? How long should you keep it? Why do you need to k... View More
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Aug. 13 2018
The Postal Service has been offering mailing promotions and incentives dating back to 2012, and with each passing year, more and more mailers have successfully taken advantage of innovative ways... View More
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Aug. 9 2018
Nonprofits mail about 15 billion pieces of First Class Mail, Marketing Mail, and Periodicals each year, or one-tenth of all USPS mail volume. It is imperative nonprofits have a voice in the future of... View More
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Aug. 7 2018
This title question could be answered with as simple “yes.” However, in true political fashion, let’s use this question as a jumping-off point for a long-winded answer. But unlike most... View More
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July 19 2018
Among the many cyber tools available to today’s criminals, ransomware poses perhaps the most serious threat to businesses. The term ransomware describes a family of malicious software that’s... View More
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July 10 2018
This spring, we celebrated the first anniversary of the USPS’s Informed Delivery. Since its inception, the mail stream has become even more transparent and interactive with the introduction of Informed... View More
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July 10 2018
Anyone reading the postal press may encounter references to “postal reform” and whether it will ever happen. People not in our industry may wonder just exactly what “postal reform”... View More
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July 6 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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