With its revenue collection limit quickly approaching, USPS is presented with a to-do list for removing the unpopular 4.3% rate surcharge.
The Senate bill coauthor is willing to compromise on some measures, but not on his resolve to make the exigent rate permanent.
Uncertain over exigency's fate, Donahoe says Postal Board of Governors will delay any appeal for an increase until later in the year.
Neither mailers nor the USPS were happy with the decision handed down by postal regulators in the exigent rate case. Now both sides prepare to reenter the ring in appeals court.
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Long-time Washington hand Joe Schick on why it's of the utmost importance for bulk mailers to bring their influence to bear in Washington.
After one quarter with the exigent rate, a publishers group takes issue with the notion of postal rate inelasticity of demand.
The postal exigency saga continues. Direct Marketing News Senior Editor Al Urbanski breaks it down for you.
The head of the American Catalog Mailers Association discusses the effects of higher rates on mail volume, and suggests how mailers should get involved in postal reform.
The bad news? The 4.3% exigent rate increase is almost sure to endure. The good news? Mailers enlisted a stalwart defender of their cause on Capitol Hill.
USPS's five-year plan is built on forecasts of 3% volume declines, but this year's huge rate increase has direct mailers and catalogers talking double-digit cuts in mailings.
Experienced direct mailers and catalogers enter a new year with well-defined strategies and cutoffs for their house file and prospect mailings.
Direct mail marketers ultimately lost as Senators overwhelmingly agreed to push the Postal Reform bill to the full Senate.
Throughout Q4 2013, direct mailers fought to derail the 4.3% exigent postal rate increase that went into effect on January 28.
Key passages from the mailing industry's anti-exigency appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission.
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