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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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Special Postal Rate for Discover Is Rejected

Special Postal Rate for Discover Is Rejected

Facing a possible $18 million net loss on the deal, the Postal Service has an NSA rejected for the first time.

USPS Ordered to File Late Surcharge Report

USPS Ordered to File Late Surcharge Report

More than a month late with its exigency revenue accounting, the Postal Service receives a notice from the PRC to file it by week's end.

USPS Rate Requests Fail a Second Time

USPS Rate Requests Fail a Second Time

Two weeks after remanding Standard Mail rate changes back to the Postal Service, the PRC finds the revised submission incomplete, as well.

Rules Tightened on Low-Cost Marketing Parcels

Rules Tightened on Low-Cost Marketing Parcels

The Postal Service cracks down on business mailers who are using the prospecting vehicle for order fulfillment.

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