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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 Unions Deliver a Strong Message as Contract Talks Ensue

Postal Unions Deliver a Strong Message as Contract Talks Ensue

The "Grand Alliance" tells the public that USPS management is out to "bury" the Postal Service with consolidation and work force reduction.

The Story of the Mailing Industry Is Begging to Be Told

The Story of the Mailing Industry Is Begging to Be Told

The Postal Museum is now laying the groundwork for telling the complex and significant story of the mailing industry.

New Postal Rates for Competitive Products Approved

New Postal Rates for Competitive Products Approved

The Postal Regulatory Commission okays the Postal Service's requests, but is still considering the transfer of some mail products to the competitive list.

Postal Regulatory Commission Approves 2 Percent Rate Hike

Postal Regulatory Commission Approves 2 Percent Rate Hike

It rules that the increase suggested by USPS is in line with price cap regulations. New prices will take effect on April 26.

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