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Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

Of the $46 billion dollars USPS collected in postage for market-dominant products in which it owns a monopoly, nearly $36 billion was accounted for by Standard Mail, Flats, and presort First Class Mail paid for by business mailers.

The symbiotic relationship between USPS and bulk mailers is currently at an historic juncture, with the USPS struggling for its very survival and mailers dealing with an unprecedented “exigent” rate increase to help offset a steady 30% decline in First Class Mail and competition from the Internet. As it concluded its most recent fiscal year last September, the Postal Service declared a net loss of $5 billion and had posted losses in 19 of its previous 21 quarters.
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Postal Service to Debut Digital Mail in New York This Fall

Postal Service to Debut Digital Mail in New York This Fall

Real Mail Notification delivers folks a morning preview of their daily mail and allows them to interact digitally with direct mail pieces.

Direct Mail Has a Greater Effect on Purchase Than Digital Ads

Direct Mail Has a Greater Effect on Purchase Than Digital Ads

A Temple University neuromarketing study finds that direct mail tops digital media for engagement time, recall, and ultimate purchase.

Same-Day Deliverer Expands in Chicago

Same-Day Deliverer Expands in Chicago

Deliv buys WeDeliver in quest to become the largest same-day delivery company in the nation.

PRC Leaves Exigency's Removal in Place For Now

PRC Leaves Exigency's Removal in Place For Now

The Postal Regulatory Commission buys time by suspending a requirement that the Postal Service gives mailers 45 days' notice prior to lifting the surcharge.

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