January 1, 2001




Mailer Fits Seven Continents in One Book

It’s a big, beautiful world out there. By redesigning its catalog, Wilderness Travel intends to help customers and prospects see more of it.
In October, the Berkeley, CA-based marketer of adventure travel vacations mailed 85,000 copies of a revamped 128-page catalog. …

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July 1, 2000




YOUR NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

The e-commerce revolution is rapidly changing the structural dynamics of direct marketing management
The e-commerce explosion over the past five years has changed the business of selling goods forever. Catalogers and retailers are rushing to put up sites to sell …

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September 19, 2013




Postmaster General Says USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee today that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.

Donahoe is seeking legislation that will …

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August 14, 2013




USPS Announces Big Changes in Priority Mail

The United States Postal Service has launched what it is calling “major changes” to its Priority Mail lineup, including free insurance, improved tracking, and day-specific delivery. In a press release the USPS said the changes would generate more than a …

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February 18, 2013




USPS Seeks Advice on Creating a Dynamic Routing Technology

In an attempt to close the gap between private-sector rivals FedEx and UPS, The U.S. Postal Service is seeking advice on how to create a new, high-technology system for routing mail and packages, according to an article on Reuters….

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May 22, 2012




USPS to Consolidate Mail Processing Facilities in Phases

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will consolidate its network of 461 mail processing locations in a two-phased plan.
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The first phase will occur in July and August in about 48 locations, and …

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September 23, 2011




House Panel Approves Bill For Five-Day Postal Delivery

A House of Representatives subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday to end Saturday mail delivery. The bill would drastically reduce the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce and its network of 32,000 post offices and processing plants.
The bill would also phase out …

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September 21, 2011




Obama’s Proposals Might Not Save USPS

President Obama is trying to lend a helping hand to the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. But his proposals revealed this week aren’t nearly enough to save the USPS, according to industry experts.
Obama is pushing for five-day delivery …

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October 26, 2010




PMG Potter To Retire in December

It’s the end of an era: The U.S. Postal Service announced Oct. 25 that Postmaster General Jack Potter will retire on Dec. 3. Potter was named the 72nd U.S. Postmaster General on June 1, 2001 – making him the longest serving postmaster …

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July 16, 2003




Live from the Industry/USPS Flats Summit: USPS Lays Groundwork for Flats Delivery Improvements

Washington–The U.S. Postal Service attempted to make its presence felt strongly during the July 16 Industry/USPS Flats Summit in Washington, cosponsored by the Association For Postal Commerce, the Direct Marketing Association, the Magazine Publishers of America, the Printing Industries …

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