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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 16 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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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
March 20 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is all but certain to have a severe, negative financial impact on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), significantly accelerating when it will face a liquidity crisis and be u... View More
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Feb. 26 2020
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on December 5, 2019, issued its long-awaited next step on its statutorily mandated “10-year” review of the Postal Service’s rate system. A Look... View More
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Feb. 21 2020
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the incentive/promotion programs for 2020. These promotion programs began in 2011 with the first QR barcode incentive and have continued w... View More
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Feb. 10 2020
The Postal Service’s financial woes are well known. The problems are complex, but some say postal banking could be a new revenue stream that helps the USPS out of its money problems... View More
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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... View More
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Jan. 6 2020
On August 13, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of its intent to test-market a new product called Plus One. This is an experime... View More

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