New Standard Mail prices, up an aggregate 1.937%, take effect May 31. Mail promotional programs for 2015 will proceed as scheduled.
Market dominant rates, hopes USPS, will hew to the same date. But a court decision looms that could change everything.
Bowing to a PRC order, the Postal Service finally files its Q1 report on surcharge revenue, which totaled $586 million.
The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors felt it best to implement all price and classification changes at the same time.
The Board of Governors does the wise thing—deciding to wait until all new rates are approved by the PRC before setting a new date.
Facing a possible $18 million net loss on the deal, the Postal Service has an NSA rejected for the first time.
Two weeks after remanding Standard Mail rate changes back to the Postal Service, the PRC finds the revised submission incomplete, as well.
The Postal Regulatory Commission okays the Postal Service's requests, but is still considering the transfer of some mail products to the competitive list.
It rules that the increase suggested by USPS is in line with price cap regulations. New prices will take effect on April 26.
Mailers knew the 2% inflationary adjustment was coming, but they'd have preferred it came after the exigency case was settled.
The Postal Service seeks its inflationary rate adjustment and looks to set up a separate pricing structure for FSS Standard Mail.
An August conference is scheduled to examine whether postal rates are inelastic and don't cause volume decreases when they're raised.
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The Postal Regulatory Commission orders USPS to file the quarterly revenue report by May 15 and the plan for removal of the surcharge by June 2.
The Postal Service is extending what was a three-day delivery expectation to a four-day delivery expectation.
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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.
Senators Carper and Coburn will attempt to put the finishing touches on their controversial postal bill.
The lone dissenter in the PRC's decision, Vice Chairman Robert Taub, thinks the Commission erred in identifying the Great Recession as an exigent circumstance.
Whether or not the PRC's 90-day deadline on the exigent rate increase is extended matters not to mailers, who continue to press their case against it.
Senate hearings send message of no confidence to mailers, who fear the worst from the Postal Board of Governors' meeting next week.
In responding to a question from Sen. Tom Carper about price inelasticity of postal rates shown in a study by the office of the Postal Inspector General, PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway responded with a terse summation of the challenge facing Congress in crafting postal reform. We present it in its entirety.
What would an exigent rate increase mean to business mailers? Here's some illumination from interested parties.
With revenues ticking up slightly, the Postmaster General and his CFO say reform could make the Postal Service profitable again.
Stuck in a government holding pattern, the USPS could be forced to look to bulk mailers for salvation by raising rates, says a postal regulator.
As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) — which reported in February losses totaling more than $3 billion — struggles to stay solvent, it is using a number of promotions to try to keep shippers shipping.
In response to feedback from the mailing industry, businesses mailing automated or presort letters first-class can now mail letters weighing up to two ounces at the one-ounce postage rate, said U.S. Postal Service (USPS) spokesperson Patricia Licata on Jan. 26. The "2nd Ounce Free" initiative became effective this week.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been granted permission by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to allow direct mailers to pay postage via credit rather than requiring prepayment, said PRC chairman Ruth Goldway on Jan. 6. The new rules went into effect Jan. 5.
U.S. Postal Service facility closures, a steep decline in overnight delivery of First-Class Mail and the reduction of work staff and equipment creates a growing need for mail tracking.
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