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Postmaster General: 'No January Rate Increase'

Postmaster General: 'No January Rate Increase'

Uncertain over exigency's fate, Donahoe says Postal Board of Governors will delay any appeal for an increase until later in the year.

Congress's Research Arm Cites Retiree Fund as USPS's Undoing

Congress's Research Arm Cites Retiree Fund as USPS's Undoing

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It also points to advertising mail as the key to growth, making a subtle case for the continuation of exigency.

DHL's Parcelcopter to Become First Drone to Fly on its Own

DHL's Parcelcopter to Become First Drone to Fly on its Own

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The pilot project without a pilot will deliver prescription drugs to the North Sea Island of Juist.

Canada Post Intros D-I-Y Direct Mail Campaigns

Canada Post Intros D-I-Y Direct Mail Campaigns

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Snap Admail targets recipients, plans delivery routes, designs creative, and figures postage for SMBs in matters of hours.

USPS Board Chairman: "Packages Are the Future"

USPS Board Chairman: "Packages Are the Future"

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The 21st century Postal Service is about packages, Barnett tells committee chairman Carper, who agrees and adds that permanent exigency will recapitalize the agency.

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

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The Office of the Inspector General seeks neuroscientists to investigate human responses to digital and physical media.

The Dawn of Digital Détente?

The Dawn of Digital Détente?

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As the Postal Service gets more digital, Silicon Valley gets more analog. Perhaps it's time for a summit meeting.

Carper Condemns Moratorium on Postal Facility Closures

Carper Condemns Moratorium on Postal Facility Closures

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The sponsor of the Postal Reform Act says Senate actions to delay consolidation will ultimately do harm to the Postal Service and its workers.

Direct Mail Remains Impactful

Direct Mail Remains Impactful

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Even in this prolific digital age, direct mail proves to be a strong tool for marketers. Standard mail volume is growing at 3% and marketers will spend $45 billion on the channel in 2014.

Postal Service Tests Parcel Lockers

Postal Service Tests Parcel Lockers

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Self-service "Gopost" lockers—from which customers can pick up and ship packages—appear in New York and Washington, D.C.

My Plan to Replace the Postal Service's Truck Fleet

My Plan to Replace the Postal Service's Truck Fleet

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The Postal Service uses its aging fleet as an object of pity. Why not deploy it as a revenue-generating media vehicle instead?

Carper Won't Give Up on Postal Reform in 2014

Carper Won't Give Up on Postal Reform in 2014

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The postal reformer issues a challenge to fellow senators to pass his bill during the current Congress and "save the Postal Service before it's too late."

USPS Lowers Priority Mail Rates for Business Shippers

USPS Lowers Priority Mail Rates for Business Shippers

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UPS contends that the Postal Service is using the exigent increase to fund low-ball shipping rates and make a grab for e-commerce's growing delivery business.

Senators Plead for One-Year Moratorium on Postal Consolidation

Senators Plead for One-Year Moratorium on Postal Consolidation

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Half the Senate wants to block Phase 2 of USPS's Network Rationalization plan. Are they serious, or merely posturing?

Exigency Pays Off for USPS in Q3

Exigency Pays Off for USPS in Q3

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A 1% increase in Standard Mail volume translated into a 5% revenue gain for USPS, thanks to the rate hike. CFO Joe Corbett says it's essential that it remains permanent.

82 More Postal Facilities to Close; Mailers Expect Not to Notice

82 More Postal Facilities to Close; Mailers Expect Not to Notice

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The U.S. Postal Service has become very good at closing and consolidating postal facilities.

All the Post Office Needs Is a Little Repackaging

All the Post Office Needs Is a Little Repackaging

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If big mailers want Standard Mail prices kept in line, they need to root, root, root for the Postal Service shipping team. It trails UPS and FedEx by $6 per package.

Postal Board Nominees Would Hand Rate-Setting Authority to USPS

Postal Board Nominees Would Hand Rate-Setting Authority to USPS

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Three of four potential Postal governors favor giving the Postal Service primacy over the PRC in setting rates.

Former Reagan Budget Director Could Return to Postal Board

Former Reagan Budget Director Could Return to Postal Board

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One-time OMB director and FTC chairman James C. Miller III and Victoria Reggie Kennedy lead a slate of four nominated to join the Postal Board of Governors.

Postal Service's 2013 Performance Review Is In

Postal Service's 2013 Performance Review Is In

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USPS came close to hitting service and financial goals, in the PRC's estimation, but fell short in customer experience.

USPS to Reduce Business Rates on  Priority Mail

USPS to Reduce Business Rates on Priority Mail

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The Postal Service makes an aggressive play in shipping, dropping prices an average 2.3% for Commercial Plus customers.

Exigency, Round 2

Exigency, Round 2

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Neither mailers nor the USPS were happy with the decision handed down by postal regulators in the exigent rate case. Now both sides prepare to reenter the ring in appeals court.

Marketers Need to Address UPS, FedEx Rate Changes

Marketers Need to Address UPS, FedEx Rate Changes

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A leading shipping industry expert warns that size-based rates will affect marketing and pricing decisions when the rates take effect next year.

Cataloger Scores an NSA From the Postal Service

Cataloger Scores an NSA From the Postal Service

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Nearly three years in the making, Potpourri's groundbreaking Negotiated Service Agreement creates a template for other catalogers to follow.

Pitney Bowes Expands Presort in Southeast

Pitney Bowes Expands Presort in Southeast

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Its South Carolina facility is the new home to the company's fifth direct mail presort center.

Will Cantor's Defeat Sink the Highway-Postal Delivery Deal?

Will Cantor's Defeat Sink the Highway-Postal Delivery Deal?

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The deposed House Majority leader hoped to rescue highway funding with savings from moving to five-day delivery.

Watch for More Flexibility in USPS Promotions

Watch for More Flexibility in USPS Promotions

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New rules from PRC allow the Postal Service to bank price decreases and apply them elsewhere, allowing for more flexibility in its annual promotion schedule.

Postal Workers to Picket Staples Annual Meeting

Postal Workers to Picket Staples Annual Meeting

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APWU members to protest the retailer's exclusive deal to operate postal counters at Tuesday's shareholder event.

Cluster Box Bill Stirs Hope for Postal Reform

Cluster Box Bill Stirs Hope for Postal Reform

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The stated purpose of the Secure Delivery Act is to keep mail and packages safe, but Darrell Issa may be using it as a wedge to activate bipartisan postal reform.

PRC Issues New Rules Governing Advisory Opinions

PRC Issues New Rules Governing Advisory Opinions

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The regulatory body issues pre-filing guidelines to inject more stakeholder input into service proposed by the Postal Service.

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