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'They're Ours,' Says Postal Service of the Holidays

'They're Ours,' Says Postal Service of the Holidays

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USPS direct mail blitz introduces OurSeason.com, marching out methods both material and digital aimed at claiming more than its fair share of shipping business.

Carper Questions Brennan's Appointment as Postmaster General

Carper Questions Brennan's Appointment as Postmaster General

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The author of the Senate's postal reform bill wants to know more about the process used in her selection.

Postal Service Reports $569 Million Revenue Increase for 2014

Postal Service Reports $569 Million Revenue Increase for 2014

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Exigent increase boosts operating cash, but USPS still posts a $5.5 billion loss thanks to financial burdens and free-falling First Class Mail volume.

Donahoe Retires; Brennan Tapped as First Woman Postmaster General

Donahoe Retires; Brennan Tapped as First Woman Postmaster General

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who helped guide the agency through troubled times, will step down on February 1, 2015. COO Megan Brennan is named to replace him.

Senate Committee Okays Barnett for Another Term on Postal Board

Senate Committee Okays Barnett for Another Term on Postal Board

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Postal Board of Governors Chairman Mickey Barnett is sure to win final approval from the Senate to return to the short-handed board.

Washington Post: Postal Reform Is Job One

Washington Post: Postal Reform Is Job One

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Congress isn't the problem, special interests are, says the paper. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson waits to take over Senate postal oversight committee.

Post Office Is the Latest Data Breach Victim

Post Office Is the Latest Data Breach Victim

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Customers who had dealings with USPS's Customer Care Center in the first half of the year are at risk of having personal data pilfered.

USPS Will Deliver Packages 7 Days a Week for Holidays

USPS Will Deliver Packages 7 Days a Week for Holidays

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The Postal Service ratchets up its game to match FedEx and UPS in a grab for a larger share of high package volume.

Yes, Direct Mailers, There Is a Santa Claus. No Rate Increase This January.

Yes, Direct Mailers, There Is a Santa Claus. No Rate Increase This January.

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Ever since 2006, direct mailers have become accustomed to planning for a January hike in Standard Mail rates.

Target Fires First Salvo in Holiday Shipping Wars

Target Fires First Salvo in Holiday Shipping Wars

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Free 3-to-5-day shipping on all orders from Target commences immediately. Other top retailers still require order minimums.

USPS Direct Mail Campaign Targets UPS and FedEx

USPS Direct Mail Campaign Targets UPS and FedEx

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The Postal Service takes advantage of new dimensional pricing to seize commercial package and shipping business.

Postmaster General: 'No January Rate Increase'

Postmaster General: 'No January Rate Increase'

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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.

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