Conversations at and around the latest installment of the DMA &Then conference touched upon many topics, but none more that the impact of technology on consumers and the companies that serve them
Changes in flats pricing strategies being considered by the Postal Service will give the catalog channel a shot of adrenaline.
The New York Times took on the postal beat this weekend, writing about postal ship J.W. Westcott II, which it called "the only floating ZIP code in the United States."
The architectural design firm generated a significant return on its investment by sending direct mail video players to a small pool of executives.
The extended-care insurance marketer implemented a solution to turn handwritten information into digital data and speed up its lead-distribution process.
Amazon already has an air freight fleet. Is the next step a truck fleet to make same-day deliveries for an expanded roster of third-party sellers?
A pair of strange bedfellows who helped craft the Postal Act of 2006 agree that postal rates don't need a review, they need new postal reform, and now.
Battle lines are being drawn in Montgomery to topple a Supreme Court precedent and tax online retailers. Are remote sellers ready for a fight?
Cost coverage of flats receded and 24 workshare discounts exceeded norms, according to the 2015 Annual Compliance Determination.
The gain was bolstered by low interest rates and the exigent surcharge; Postmaster General Megan Brennan continues her plea for postal reform.
The author of the new iPOST bill is determined to get relief for the Postal Service, and he's convinced there's no way to get that relief without making the exigent surcharge permanent.
Thirty-two organizations—from RR Donnelley to Disabled American Veterans—unite in opposition to the first Congressionally mandated postal increase in 40 years.
The Web's leading retailer topped $100 million in revenue, but gave $4 billion of it back to shippers.
Postal reformer Tom Carper takes a valiant stab at passing his iPOST bill by April. But once again, the senator's bold move will likely be deflected.
The trade association applauds Obama's commitment to digital marketing, but pleads for more safeguards from Washington.
Privatize them and free big mailers from subsidizing them, says the former Under Secretary of the Commerce Department.
High rates on market dominant products prop competitive businesses and create an unfair marketplace, says a UPS-sponsored report.
First Class Packages increase 12.8% over three years. More substantial increases loom for Commercial Plus service, which is slated for elimination in 2017.
Even small- and medium-sized businesses can have a big impact on how members of Congress vote, says the former chief counsel to the Senate Majority Leader, but first you've got to knock on their doors.
Failure to pass a revised version of Tom Carper's iPOST bill could only spell more years of uncertainty for mailers, unions, and the Postal Service.
It delivers 15% more packages on average than the rest of the country; one route in Texas last year delivered twice its expected volume.
Robert Taub, Acting Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, chats with Senior Editor Al Urbanski about the exigent surcharge, postal reform, and the future of the PRC.
With the surcharge due for removal in April and a new postal reform bill circulating, the Postal Service moves to keep exigency alive.
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