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.
Steve Wojtaszek, or Mr. Wojo as he's known to the thousands of postal employees whose actions he directs on a daily basis, is senior plant manager of the Morgan P&DC in Manhattan.
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.
Citing a large number of errors and omissions in the rate request, the Postal Regulatory Commission returns it to the Postal Service for modifications
11 direct mail marketing leaders each share a myth about why some marketers think direct mail is on the verge of extinction and the reality about why it's actually experiencing a slight resurgence.
The "Grand Alliance" tells the public that USPS management is out to "bury" the Postal Service with consolidation and work force reduction.
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.
Don't launch that fleet of delivery drones just yet--unless you're willing to personally escort each one to its destination.
$1.4 billion was collected as of last October, according to the Postal Service's Q1 report, and CFO Joe Corbett says $2 billion in cash will be lost if exigency's suspended.
Today she becomes the United States' first female Postmaster General. Will she continue to make history establishing a new business model for the Postal Service?
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