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Oct. 2 2020
With all the press right now on Vote by Mail and the upcoming presidential election, it would be impossible for folks not to be aware that election mail can bring both challenge and opportunit... View More
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Sept. 11 2020
2020 is a big year for the American public. The mail stream is about to get a significant boost as candidates send printed materials out to targeted vot-ers, hoping to capture their votes by the power
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Sept. 8 2020
On Friday, August 14, the U.S. Postal Service announced temporary price increases, effective October 18, 2020 through December 27, 2020. Increases are quite significant and are as follows: &n... View More
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Sept. 1 2020
In today’s political climate, all of us see a constant flow of news that, depending on the outlet, is colored by the opinions of the presenter. While people can argue over “fake news,”... View More
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Aug. 28 2020
One of the challenges of participating in the Seamless Acceptance program is dealing with undocumented mail piece errors. The assessments for these errors can be quite expensive. Unlik... View More
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Aug. 12 2020
As a vitally important tool in national and international social-economic ecosystems during regular years, the postal service is more important than ever in a major public crisis like the one we face... View More
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July 23 2020
If you are one of the mailers still using the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS), you need to switch over to the new Enterprise Payment System (EPS) soon as the USPS has started clos... View More
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July 14 2020
If you haven’t already incorporated the United States Postal Service’s Informed Delivery (ID) program into your operations, there’s no time like the present. This offering helps gain... View More
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June 10 2020
For an already financially challenged United States Postal Service, the COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a heavy blow — one that calls for both short-term and long-term holistic leadership. By the USPS�
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June 2 2020
Why did e-commerce take off in the US years before it did in other countries? Three reasons: 1) A high percentage of US consumers have credit cards. 2) Rich ecosystem of banking services... View More
June 1 2020
Are you currently using Merchandise Return Service (MRS) or Scan Based Payment (SBP) for your return packages? Did you know that MRS and SPB will be retired on August 28, 2020? Mig... View More
June 1 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — Today the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released a letter that is being sent to local and state election officials and state party officials around the country. This letter highlights
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May 26 2020
In March of this year, GIACT, a leader in helping companies positively identify and authenticate customers, announced a new report, Undeliverable as Addressed: The Staggering Cost of Returned... View More
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May 21 2020
Many mailers know the U.S. Postal Service’s Informed Visibility (IV) product as the latest generation of mail piece tracking, but it is quickly growing into the data distribution pla... View More
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May 13 2020
It’s common in the retail world for a store to have a special promotion – signage, advertising, and reduced prices – to build sales of a given product or to drive more customers into... View More
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May 12 2020
We often hear the term Mail.dat® in the mailing industry, but what exactly is it, and why is it important? Mail.dat is an industry standard database file set that consists of detailed presor... View More
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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... View More
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May 5 2020
Prisoners on bread and water get just the minimum to stay alive. For whatever reason, their wardens won’t simply kill them, but they won’t restore them to health, either. The current way the... View More
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April 17 2020
The USPS delivers over 484.8 million pieces of mail on a daily basis. Did you know that the USPS tracks every single piece that they process and deliver every day? Every billing statement, sub... View More
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April 7 2020
Depending on who’s telling the story, postage prices may rise by a little or a lot, or may not, because the Postal Service will go broke otherwise, or it won’t. Any ratepayer would be confus

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