The Postal Service uses its aging fleet as an object of pity. Why not deploy it as a revenue-generating media vehicle instead?
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."
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.
Half the Senate wants to block Phase 2 of USPS's Network Rationalization plan. Are they serious, or merely posturing?
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.
The U.S. Postal Service has become very good at closing and consolidating postal facilities.
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.
Three of four potential Postal governors favor giving the Postal Service primacy over the PRC in setting rates.
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.
USPS came close to hitting service and financial goals, in the PRC's estimation, but fell short in customer experience.
The Postal Service makes an aggressive play in shipping, dropping prices an average 2.3% for Commercial Plus customers.
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.
A leading shipping industry expert warns that size-based rates will affect marketing and pricing decisions when the rates take effect next year.
Nearly three years in the making, Potpourri's groundbreaking Negotiated Service Agreement creates a template for other catalogers to follow.
Its South Carolina facility is the new home to the company's fifth direct mail presort center.
The deposed House Majority leader hoped to rescue highway funding with savings from moving to five-day delivery.
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.
APWU members to protest the retailer's exclusive deal to operate postal counters at Tuesday's shareholder event.
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.
The regulatory body issues pre-filing guidelines to inject more stakeholder input into service proposed by the Postal Service.
After one quarter with the exigent rate, a publishers group takes issue with the notion of postal rate inelasticity of demand.
The software company's CEO claims victory, ensuring mailers' risk-free use of the Intelligent Mail barcode going forward.
Inflationary costs and First Class Mail declines offset a $379 million increase in Q2. Standard mail income holds steady, thanks to exigency.
The author of the House postal reform bill seeks a compromise by adding Obama Administration proposals, but fears interest groups are sabotaging the effort.
Free six-month memberships get the ball rolling on the coasts today. Retail partners include Costco, Target, and Walgreens.
It was plain talk time for the Postmaster General: Volume won't pick up, USPS will bleed $2 billion a year no matter what, and the rate cap is an endangered species.
The Postal Service asked for an extension on its exigency reports, but a group of mailers want them delivered this week as mandated.
Postal Service sees no need to file exigency revenue reports or phase out plans until after the appeals court rules on its petition to make the surcharge permanent.
Clean your lists and help clean the planet, says Service Objects.
The head of the PRC and a noted union leader think so. They wonder why such an exclusive business isn't 24/7 instead.
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