Direct Mail & Postal

Epicomm and Idealliance Boards Vote to Merge

Epicomm and Idealliance Boards Vote to Merge

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If approved by membership votes, the two will come together as Idealliance in July.

Survey: Retailers Will Stick With Direct Mail in 2016

Survey: Retailers Will Stick With Direct Mail in 2016

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Retail mail declines will cease as the channel becomes more personalized; print and TV ads will continue to drop.

Langley Named PRC Vice Chairman

Langley Named PRC Vice Chairman

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This is the third time as second in command at the postal regulator for Nanci Langley, who assisted in the passage of PAEA in 2006.

Fed Ex Improved On-Time Deliveries This Holiday

Fed Ex Improved On-Time Deliveries This Holiday

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It made good on 97.8% of drops, while UPS slipped to 95.5% in a season that saw 1.2 billion deliveries.

The Top 15 Postal Articles of 2015

The Top 15 Postal Articles of 2015

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Rate-mania continued to hold the attention of big mailers for yet another year.

Catalogers Unite on Cheaper Parcel Rates

Catalogers Unite on Cheaper Parcel Rates

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The ACMA is bringing catalogers together in an effort to secure a group Negotiated Service Agreement from the Postal Service.

A B2B Campaign Designed for Adventure

A B2B Campaign Designed for Adventure

Tetra Pak successfully uses a highly targeted campaign to demonstrate its marketing and product expertise, not just sell packaging.

Is Amazon Getting into the Shipping Business?

Is Amazon Getting into the Shipping Business?

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Rising costs and two rocky holiday seasons see relations souring between UPS and its biggest customers, a report says.

Online's Popularity Fuels Shipping Delays

Online's Popularity Fuels Shipping Delays

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It's too late to hope for delivery by Thursday. Could a change in shipping zone rate structures solve the problem?

Snail Mail Alert!

Snail Mail Alert!

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A Canadian import looks to bring digital mail notification to Americans who pick up their mail from cluster boxes.

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

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It's 2016 and the Postal Board of Governors has ceased to exist for lack of congressional interest. Will mailers get another year without rate increases?

Postal Board of Governors Is Down to One Member

Postal Board of Governors Is Down to One Member

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There should be nine, but the Senate's inaction on five nominations leaves James Bilbray the last man standing.

Three Senators Sign on to Carper's Postal Bill

Three Senators Sign on to Carper's Postal Bill

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Moran, McCaskill, and Blunt agree to co-sponsor iPOST, a first crucial step on a long road to approval.

Top Gear Guy Previews Amazon PrimeAir

Top Gear Guy Previews Amazon PrimeAir

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Same-hour delivery inches closer to reality in a video starring Jeremy Clarkson.

Top Gear Guy Previews Amazon PrimeAir

Top Gear Guy Previews Amazon PrimeAir

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Same-hour delivery inches closer to reality in a video starring Jeremy Clarkson.

Postal Service Sends Its Holiday Card Early

Postal Service Sends Its Holiday Card Early

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What it wants for Christmas is a bigger chunk of the package and shipping business, which it makes plain in a new direct mail campaign.

USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo for 2016

USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo for 2016

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It will encourage the use of tactile and sensory print techniques, as well as A/B testing.

Postal Service Debuts Digital Mail in New York

Postal Service Debuts Digital Mail in New York

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Informed Delivery will email New Yorkers pictures of the day's mail every morning at 8 a.m.

Postal Service Posts $5.1 Billion Loss for 2015

Postal Service Posts $5.1 Billion Loss for 2015

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At the same time, revenues increased by $1.1 billion and Standard Mail volume held steady.

Marketers Ignore Consumers' Right to Vote [Infographic]

Marketers Ignore Consumers' Right to Vote [Infographic]

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Does your brand act on customer preferences? Or, are your promises to do so just political jargon?

USPS Prepares to Deliver 15 Billion Pieces of Holiday Mail

USPS Prepares to Deliver 15 Billion Pieces of Holiday Mail

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That's a 10.5% increase over last year and includes an estimated 600 million packages.

PRC Invites Public Comments on Postal Service Metrics

PRC Invites Public Comments on Postal Service Metrics

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A recent GAO report charged that USPS fell short in its delivery reporting methods.

Walmart Joins the Drone Generation

Walmart Joins the Drone Generation

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It applies for a flight exemption from the FAA, intending to use drones to monitor its distribution network as well as to deliver packages.

Shapiro: Rate Request Reveals Dependent Status of Competitive Products

Shapiro: Rate Request Reveals Dependent Status of Competitive Products

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Privatize them and free big mailers from subsidizing them, says the former Under Secretary of the Commerce Department.

Study: USPS's Package and Shipping Prices Are Artificially Low

Study: USPS's Package and Shipping Prices Are Artificially Low

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High rates on market dominant products prop competitive businesses and create an unfair marketplace, says a UPS-sponsored report.

Postal Service Files for Competitive Product Rate Hikes

Postal Service Files for Competitive Product Rate Hikes

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First Class Packages increase 12.8% over three years. More substantial increases loom for Commercial Plus service, which is slated for elimination in 2017.

Postal Service Files for Competitive Product Rate Hikes

Postal Service Files for Competitive Product Rate Hikes

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First Class Packages increase 12.8% over three years. More substantial increases loom for Commercial Plus service, which is slated for elimination in 2017.

Programmatic Direct Mail Makes Its Debut

Programmatic Direct Mail Makes Its Debut

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The mailbox retargeting service promises to put direct mail in the digital attribution clickstream.

USPS Releases Holiday Shipping Deadlines

USPS Releases Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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The Postal Service provides a print-out-and-clip-up guide for for-profit Santas.

GAO Asserts that USPS On-Time Delivery Info Is Incomplete

GAO Asserts that USPS On-Time Delivery Info Is Incomplete

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The government watchdog agency says metrics for all 67 districts are uneven; the Postal Service disagrees.

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