Postal: Latest Headlines

USPS Board Chairman: "Packages Are the Future"

USPS Board Chairman: "Packages Are the Future"

The 21st century Postal Service is about packages, Barnett tells committee chairman Carper, who agrees and adds that permanent exigency will recapitalize the agency.

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

The Office of the Inspector General seeks neuroscientists to investigate human responses to digital and physical media.

Carper Condemns Moratorium on Postal Facility Closures

Carper Condemns Moratorium on Postal Facility Closures

The sponsor of the Postal Reform Act says Senate actions to delay consolidation will ultimately do harm to the Postal Service and its workers.

Postal Service Tests Parcel Lockers

Postal Service Tests Parcel Lockers

Self-service "Gopost" lockers—from which customers can pick up and ship packages—appear in New York and Washington, D.C.

Multicarrier Systems Are High on Marketers' Gift List

Multicarrier Systems Are High on Marketers' Gift List

Free shipping and overnight delivery have become table stakes among e-commerce companies battling for holiday dollars, so failing to deliver as promised can have horrible repercussions.

Focus On: Direct Mail

5 Ways to Save the Postal Service

5 Ways to Save the Postal Service

With the right attitude, you can change pretty much anything--even the future of the USPS.

Tracking Direct Mail Response in a Digital World

Tracking Direct Mail Response in a Digital World

It's essential to understand how direct mail delivers website traffic and impact conversions.

Help Out the USPS—and Yourself—by Amping Up Your Direct Mail

Help Out the USPS—and Yourself—by Amping Up Your Direct Mail

Direct mail is far from obsolete, and investing in it could save the USPS.

How to Save the USPS

How to Save the USPS

The Postal Service can be saved without raising rates or cutting critical services.

The Roar of the Crowd

The Roar of the Crowd

When it comes to direct marketing, crowdsourcing is a numbers game.

Features

Delivered: University of Chicago Mailers

Delivered: University of Chicago Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: University of Chicago mailers. See which ones make the grade—and which ones, not so much.

Delivered: Insurance Mailers

Delivered: Insurance Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Insurance mailers. See which ones cover all their bases—and which ones, not so much.

Marketing Challenge: Defending Direct

Marketing Challenge: Defending Direct

The new CEO wants to cut direct mail because of postal increases—even though DM is great for ROI. What would you do? Email your answers to ginger.conlon@dmnews.com by June 30 for the chance to win $100.

Delivered: ASPCA Mailers

Delivered: ASPCA Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Mailers from ASPCA. Some are purrrr-fect, others are for the dogs.

Delivered: Health Club Mailers

Delivered: Health Club Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Health Club mailers. See which ones we say get a clean bill of health

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