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.
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.
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.
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.
With the surcharge due for removal in April and a new postal reform bill circulating, the Postal Service moves to keep exigency alive.
A 3-2 decision of commissioners rules that the Postal Service failed to prove loss of business to competitors by keeping the class market dominant.
Five mailers groups petition the PRC to define what constitutes trivial rate increases in operational changes installed by the Postal Service.
Direct mailers and catalogers worry that the Postal Service won't be able to predict on-time delivery by the advent of the fall mailing season.
Real Mail Notification delivers folks a morning preview of their daily mail and allows them to interact digitally with direct mail pieces.
A Temple University neuromarketing study finds that direct mail tops digital media for engagement time, recall, and ultimate purchase.
The Postal Regulatory Commission buys time by suspending a requirement that the Postal Service gives mailers 45 days' notice prior to lifting the surcharge.
In the wake of an appeals court ruling, the Postal Service asks PRC to suspend the planned removal of the surcharge and add a minimum $1.2 billion to the tab.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz demands an accounting on attribution of costs in its shipping business, alleging the Postal Service might be in violation of PAEA.
NALC's Sauber tells Senate panel to put retiree healthcare fund in hands of private investors and remove financial pressures from USPS.
Standard Mail volumes showed a slight decline in the three-month period, but increased by 564 million pieces in the first half of USPS's fiscal year.
Though he never clerked a Post Office or walked a carrier route, Robert Taub does have serious postal street cred, having helped craft the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
Cliff Rucker also says a catalog prospecting rate is near, and that a new CRM system will provide better individualized customer service.
With the exigent rate in effect, both Standard Mail and Flats increased their contribution of revenue. As for volume, Standard Mail rose; flats fell.
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