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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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Mailed in Manhattan

Mailed in Manhattan

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.

Will Real Mail Notification Make USPS a Digital Channel?

Will Real Mail Notification Make USPS a Digital Channel?

Real Mail Notification sends subscribers emails at 8 a.m. with photos of that day's mailbox contents.

Postal Service Gets Low Marks for 2014 Performance

Postal Service Gets Low Marks for 2014 Performance

It comes up short on seven out of eight service goals. Labor costs and unrealized efficiencies from plant consolidations are blamed.

Heitkamp Intros Bill to Improve Rural Mail Delivery

Heitkamp Intros Bill to Improve Rural Mail Delivery

The proposed legislation seeks to preserve six-day delivery and put obstacles in the way of closing rural Post Offices.

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