The head of the PRC and a noted union leader think so. They wonder why such an exclusive business isn't 24/7 instead.
Former USPS market research chief Kent Smith says the Post Office can thrive if it can stop acting like a commodity player and start exploiting opportunities.
Despite digital trends, direct mailer North American Communications is ramping up for growth, and in turn, creating jobs in a place where good jobs are rare.
The Postal Regulatory Commission's Compliance Determination for 2013 directs USPS to tighten the belt on workshare discounts and Standard Flats.
Set to be in place today, the workload reduction plan will wait for Postal Service officials to review the PRC's advisory opinion.
The Postal Regulatory Commission advises USPS to take a better accounting of mailers' needs before executing its workload equalization plans.
John Callan's Postal Vision 2020 will convene the world's finest postal minds to explore future options for mail in America. Here, the delivery industry veteran gives his own views on what lies ahead.
All letter carriers will soon use the handheld devices, which will allow mailers to access real-time tracking of deliveries.
It's an investment that must be made to integrate mail with digital methods, says Jim Cochrane. Mailers reeling from a 6% rate increase, however, will be hard to convince.
The Postal Regulatory Commission puts out its financial analysis ahead of its annual compliance report in the interests of "greater clarity, transparency, and accountability."
The webslinger, who returns to theaters in May, will begin appearing on Priority Mail boxes and mail trucks.
Ricoh's software business incorporates enterprise-level functionalities from its IBM acquisition.
Exigency-distressed mailers have been wondering when Congress would address USPS's huge healthcare pre-funding issue. It finally did.
David A. Trissell served seven years in the same role for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Direct Marketing News is proud to present the 2014 Essential Guide to Direct Mail Marketing, our comprehensive supplement offering strategies and tactics to help ensure you're in the DM loop.
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It's relatively easy—and extremely beneficial—to cozy up to members of Congress.
Yes, direct mail marketing still pays off—usually more than its digital counterparts.
Action asks U.S. Court of Appeals to strike down 4.3% increase. An appeal to extend the limits of the exigency is expected from USPS any day.
The new version of the Carper-Coburn Postal Reform Act would make the exigent increase rate the baseline for future increases. The proposed rate cap would be CPI plus 1%.
The co-sponsor of the Postal Reform Act, which still awaits markup, will leave the Senate next January.
Bulk mailers and the Postal Service once had a good thing going, but no relationship lasts forever. Now mailers prepare for some hard days ahead.
Standard mailings that hit postal facilities on Friday won't be delivered until Tuesday under the cost-saving plan.
The Post Office takes issue with the Commission's contention that IMb requirements constitute a price increase.
Exigency wasn't all; there also were clouds, drones, trolls, and travails of days in the postal news last year.
Buried in the Postal Regulatory Commission's 219-page decision to institute a 4.3% exigent postal rate increase is a morsel of hope: Exigency may not be forever.
The PRC's ruling on the exigent rate request is expected soon. But the USPS intends to enforce new rates on January 27.
The coalition praises the Postal Regulatory Commission for helping protect mailers against USPS's "monopoly powers."
I've asked the Direct Marketing News team to share their 2014 predictions, based on their many conversations with pundits from the industry. Here's what they had to say.
Key passages from the mailing industry's anti-exigency appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission.
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It doesn't matter how much data you have if you don't integrate your data sets, says market researcher Matthias Hartmann.
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