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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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July 2 2018
The mailing industry is exciting, challenging, and rewarding to those who have chosen it as a career. It is interesting to learn about all the factors that enable a mail piece to travel from one locat
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June 29 2018
Your mail piece is one of the best ways to communicate with customers, but if you make an error in the design process, you can lose your chance to engage with your consumer and drive their behavior. W
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June 27 2018
Your mail piece is one of the best ways to communicate with customers, but if you make an error in the design process, you can lose your chance to engage with your consumer and drive behavior. Rob Han
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May 24 2018
Congratulations! You have recently been tasked with mailing operations. Now what? Relax and take a deep breath; you’ve got this! Let’s start by focusing on ways to drive savings and, in some... View More
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May 16 2018
Virtually every mailing operation, large or small, encounters the issue of how to handle loose sacks or trays of mail. Whether it is an entire mailing job that is just too small to meet the Domestic Mail... View More
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May 14 2018
To best answer this title question requires taking a couple of steps back to provide some needed context. A couple of years ago, the Postal Service established the National Operations Command Ce... View More
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May 4 2018
When the Postal Service first announced its new Green and Secure program, it was described as a new alternative method to meet the Move Update standard. However, this inadvertently caused confusion, a
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April 16 2018
The end of 2017 marked an important milestone for both the Postal Service and the mailing industry with the migration of all mail tracking from the legacy tracking system to the new Informed Visibilit
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April 6 2018
While the mailing industry has weathered, and sometimes embraced, many direct communication innovations over the years, direct mail is still the most influential marketing tactic, boasting significant
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March 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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Feb. 27 2018
With 2018 already here, it is important to spend some time planning and preparing for changes that will impact your business in the new year. One of these changes will be the Postal Service’s rollou
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Feb. 23 2018
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is implementing Move Update price and classification changes, effective in March 2018. The Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance will increase... View More
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Feb. 19 2018
Over the past several years, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has introduced a number of technologies to streamline mail entry. These tools provide obvious advantages for the USPS in term... View More
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Feb. 5 2018
2018 is bringing many changes in the postal industry. But with change comes uncertainty. So, let’s take a look at these changes and what they may mean for your company. New Rates and Rule Cha... View More
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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... View More
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Dec. 26 2017
As most of the mail industry knows by now, the USPS reported revenue of $69.6 billion for fiscal year 2017, which runs from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. This is a decrease of $1.8 billion co

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