Exigency

Exigency "Count Once" Rule Nixed by Appellate Court

Exigency "Count Once" Rule Nixed by Appellate Court

USPS granted partial review of PRC limits, but court stands by PRC's "new normal" concept

USPS Ordered to File Late Surcharge Report

USPS Ordered to File Late Surcharge Report

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More than a month late with its exigency revenue accounting, the Postal Service receives a notice from the PRC to file it by week's end.

Exigency's Exit Is Scripted by the PRC

Exigency's Exit Is Scripted by the PRC

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With its revenue collection limit quickly approaching, USPS is presented with a to-do list for removing the unpopular 4.3% rate surcharge.

Carper Says Postal Reform Can Be Passed in Lame Duck Session

Carper Says Postal Reform Can Be Passed in Lame Duck Session

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The Senate bill coauthor is willing to compromise on some measures, but not on his resolve to make the exigent rate permanent.

Postmaster General: 'No January Rate Increase'

Postmaster General: 'No January Rate Increase'

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Uncertain over exigency's fate, Donahoe says Postal Board of Governors will delay any appeal for an increase until later in the year.

Exigency, Round 2

Exigency, Round 2

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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.

Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

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Your USPS primer—everything you need to know about what's happening with the Postal Service in DC right now. The future of direct mail depends on it.

Marketing Challenge: Defending Direct

Marketing Challenge: Defending Direct

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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.

Speaking for the Postal Service's Best Customers

Speaking for the Postal Service's Best Customers

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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.

Software Group Expresses Alarm Over Drop in Mail Volume

Software Group Expresses Alarm Over Drop in Mail Volume

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After one quarter with the exigent rate, a publishers group takes issue with the notion of postal rate inelasticity of demand.

Direct Mail's Dynamic Duo Gird for a Fight on the Senate Floor

Direct Mail's Dynamic Duo Gird for a Fight on the Senate Floor

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The postal exigency saga continues. Direct Marketing News Senior Editor Al Urbanski breaks it down for you.

Sorting Out the Mail with Hamilton Davison

Sorting Out the Mail with Hamilton Davison

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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.

As Postal Reform Slogs Along, the Exigent Rate Appears Here to Stay

As Postal Reform Slogs Along, the Exigent Rate Appears Here to Stay

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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.

Mailers Prepare to Turn Down the Volume

Mailers Prepare to Turn Down the Volume

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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.

One Cataloger's Dim Prospects for Mail Volumes

One Cataloger's Dim Prospects for Mail Volumes

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Experienced direct mailers and catalogers enter a new year with well-defined strategies and cutoffs for their house file and prospect mailings.

Senators Decide to Move Postal Reform Bill to the Senate Floor

Senators Decide to Move Postal Reform Bill to the Senate Floor

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Direct mail marketers ultimately lost as Senators overwhelmingly agreed to push the Postal Reform bill to the full Senate.

Mailers Prepare to Deal With a Walloping Postal Rate Increase

Mailers Prepare to Deal With a Walloping Postal Rate Increase

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Throughout Q4 2013, direct mailers fought to derail the 4.3% exigent postal rate increase that went into effect on January 28.

Exigent Excerpts

Exigent Excerpts

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Key passages from the mailing industry's anti-exigency appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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