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Jan. 14 2019
When the USPS talks about an average 2.5% increase, it’s important to remember that this is overall. Based on the type of mail you send, the increase could be higher or lower. You need to look... View More
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Jan. 11 2019
Every February, people in Punxsutawney (PA) drag a poor hibernating woodchuck out of its burrow so it can be used to forecast how much winter weather remains. This annual rite has long outlived its pr
Jan. 7 2019
Mail Quality Data-IV (MQD-IV) has been enabled for all mailers to receive uncapped error data. MQD-IV leverages the Informed Visibility Mail Tracking & Reporting (IV-MTR) application t... View More
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Dec. 31 2018
August 23, 2018 started out as a typical, uneventful day. No one would have predicted the lightning strike that the Postal Service was going to hit the mailing industry with that day. Out of now... View More
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Dec. 20 2018
If you missed this year’s National Postal Forum in San Antonio, the theme was Informed Customers — Customer Experience Delivered. One of the newer technologies the United States Postal Servi
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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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