'New Yorker' gets a lot of things wrong about the USPS

'New Yorker' gets a lot of things wrong about the USPS

Just about everything the consumer press knows about the Postal Service is wrong. We set them straight.

The Lawyer, the Post Office, and the Union Man

The Lawyer, the Post Office, and the Union Man

A pair of strange bedfellows who helped craft the Postal Act of 2006 agree that postal rates don't need a review, they need new postal reform, and now.

Washington Post: "Cheap Postal Rates Have a Cost"

Washington Post: "Cheap Postal Rates Have a Cost"

The paper knocks "relentless lobbyists" for lower rates and backs Postal Service management's appeal for greater pricing authority.

Carper Bemoans Exigency's End, Pleads for Postal Reform

Carper Bemoans Exigency's End, Pleads for Postal Reform

The senator sounds the alarm for quick passage of his iPOST bill following Sunday's historic drop in postal rates.

Sunday's the Day the Exigent Rate Goes Away

Sunday's the Day the Exigent Rate Goes Away

Strike up the Hallelujah Chorus, direct mailers, and prepare for a singular event: a postal rate reduction.

Amazon Same-Delivery Expands to 11 Metros, Now Covers 27

Amazon Same-Delivery Expands to 11 Metros, Now Covers 27

Sacramento, Cincinnati, Nashville, and Tuscon get Prime FREE service, which now approaches nationwide coverage.

Alabama's Poised to Battle Remote Sellers for Tax Dollars

Alabama's Poised to Battle Remote Sellers for Tax Dollars

Battle lines are being drawn in Montgomery to topple a Supreme Court precedent and tax online retailers. Are remote sellers ready for a fight?

PRC Tells the Postal Service to Account for Decline in Flats Service

PRC Tells the Postal Service to Account for Decline in Flats Service

Cost coverage of flats receded and 24 workshare discounts exceeded norms, according to the 2015 Annual Compliance Determination.

USPS's Digital Mail Program Will Go Nationwide in 2017

USPS's Digital Mail Program Will Go Nationwide in 2017

Postal Service CMO Jim Cochrane is itching to deliver paper mail to email inboxes. "It's a game-changing moment," he says.

McCann CEO: Direct Mail's Moment Has Come Again

McCann CEO: Direct Mail's Moment Has Come Again

Harris Diamond may be biased about the merits of direct mail, but he insists that it's approaching a renaissance.

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It's Never Too Late to Lobby, Says DC Insider Alex Vogel

It's Never Too Late to Lobby, Says DC Insider Alex Vogel

Even small- and medium-sized businesses can have a big impact on how members of Congress vote, says the former chief counsel to the Senate Majority Leader, but first you've got to knock on their doors.

PRC Chief Taub Talks About a Postal Service at the Crossroads

PRC Chief Taub Talks About a Postal Service at the Crossroads

Robert Taub, Acting Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, chats with Senior Editor Al Urbanski about the exigent surcharge, postal reform, and the future of the PRC.

USPS's Reblin Talks About Digital Mail's Arrival in NYC this Fall

USPS's Reblin Talks About Digital Mail's Arrival in NYC this Fall

Eager to establish mail as an integrated marketing channel, the Postal Service will introduce digital mail to New York in October. VP of Innovation and New Products Gary Reblin shares the details.

PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service

PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service

The Postal Service's chief regulator hopes for financial solvency for the troubled agency, stability of service for rate-payers, and co-operation among a new set of leaders in Washington to effect the changes that can achieve it.

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