Sweeny, Not Bezos, Will Command First U.S. Drone Deliveries

Sweeny, Not Bezos, Will Command First U.S. Drone Deliveries

His pioneering Australian UAV company Flirtey will ply a water route delivering medical supplies.

2017 Postal Promotions Get Out of the Gate Early

2017 Postal Promotions Get Out of the Gate Early

USPS responds to mailers who complain of not having proper lead time to plan for annual promos.

How Bitcoin Could Enrich the Postal Service

How Bitcoin Could Enrich the Postal Service

USPS could use blockchain technology to profit from its position as a trusted third party, says the Postal Inspector General's office.

Mailers Want a Quick-Fix Reform Bill, But Will USPS Go Along?

Mailers Want a Quick-Fix Reform Bill, But Will USPS Go Along?

Shore up finances, forget rates, and get back to business as usual, plead mailers as Rep. Chaffetz readies a bill.

Brennan: Make Mail the Focal Point of Omnichannel Campaigns

Brennan: Make Mail the Focal Point of Omnichannel Campaigns

The Postmaster General envisions a bright future for mail--especially if the exigent surcharge is restored.

On-Time Delivery of Mail Fell Precipitously in 2015

On-Time Delivery of Mail Fell Precipitously in 2015

Presort classes dipped below 90% for the first time in five years; increased emphasis on package business plays a role.

'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.

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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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