March 27, 2007




Live from National Postal Forum: Intelligent Mailing, Intelligent Barcodes

Washington—Everyone wants to mail intelligently. Little wonder, then, that the Intelligent Mail barcode was the talk of the National Postal Forum here Monday.
An improvement on the current 4-State Customer barcode, the Intelligent Mail barcode is a 65-bar U….

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In Catalog, Data & Analytics

December 7, 2011




Postal Pain Continues With First-Class Mail Changes

Don Landis, vice president of postal affairs for catalog printer Arandell Corp., has seen it all in the mailing industry. That is until the U.S. Postal Service filed for change of standards that will dramatically alter the First-Class Mail …

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In Catalog, Postal Strategy

December 6, 2011




Four Postal Groups Request Withdrawal of Exigent Rate Case

Four postal associations have asked U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to withdraw the U.S. Postal Service’s request for a $2.3 billion exigent postage increase for 2012.
The four groups — The Direct Marketing Association; the Association for Postal Commerce 9; …

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In Uncategorized

December 5, 2011




Opinion: Ben Franklin Tells Congress to Give USPS What It Wants

Good day members of Congress, it has been quite some time since I addressed you, but I feel compelled to now in the hopes that you’ll stop all the dilly-dallying and give the U.S. Postal Service what it …

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In Shipping/Delivery

October 7, 2011




5 Day Delivery FAQs

The prospect of the U.S. Postal Service moving to five-day delivery is looking more like a reality, now that President Obama has endorsed it and a House panel has approved legislation to lose one day of mail delivery. Mailers …

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In Shipping/Delivery

September 7, 2011




PMG Paints Doomsday Postal Picture for Senate Panel

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe painted a grim picture Tuesday regarding the future viability of the U.S. Postal Service when he testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
If Congress does not intervene in the form …

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In Shipping/Delivery

August 17, 2011




Financial Clock Ticking For USPS

Sinking mail volume, massive annual payments for retiree health benefits, and an entirely unhealthy fiscal situation have put the U.S. Postal Service in a precarious position.
The Postal Service incurred an $8.5 billion net loss in fiscal 2010, compared to a …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

June 27, 2011




PMG: USPS Needs Congress’s Help

The United States Postal Service can’t begin to gain profitability without help from the federal mandates that hold it back, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told attendees at the National Catalog Forum held June 21-22 in Washington by the American Catalog …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

June 23, 2011




PRC’s Goldway on FSS, The ACD filing and Catalog Elasticity

The U.S. Postal Service’s $1.5 billion flats sequencing system (FSS) equipment hasn’t lived up to expectations, according to Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission.
During her Tuesday session, “How the Postal Regulatory Commission Thinks,” at the …

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In Uncategorized

May 1, 2005




Movers & shakers

Delray Beach, FL-based office supplies marketer Office Depot promoted Charles Brown from chief financial officer to president, international. Monica Luechtefeld was promoted to vice president, business development and information technology; she was previously an executive within the company’s e-commerce division. …

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