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 …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

April 1, 2011

New PMG Brings a Refreshing Change to the USPS

JACK POTTER RETIRED AS POSTMASTER GENERAL (PMG) OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ON DEC. 3, 2010. That same day, his deputy, Patrick Donahoe, became the head of the second biggest government employer in the U.S. Seeing that Donahoe was a …


In Postal Strategy

October 28, 2010

New Poly Letter Wrap Product for Catalogers

The U.S. Postal Service’s new business plan calls on customers and stakeholders to provide it with creative ideas that keep mail an attractive communications tool.
Innovative Packaging has one: The supplier of polymer-based substrates to the direct mail …


In Catalog, News

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 …


In Shipping/Delivery

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….


In Catalog, Data & Analytics

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. …


In News

September 1, 2003

The USPS Pitches Two Flats Automation Plans

Ever since it established an efficient automation program for letters in the late 1980s, the U.S. Postal Service has been under pressure to bring its outdated flats automation program up to speed. A better automated system would, at least …


In Uncategorized

July 16, 2003

Live from the Industry/USPS Flats Summit: Don’t Worry About Conforming, USPS Reps Say

Washington–Like other U.S. Postal Service representatives, vice president product development Nick Barranca echoed the agency’s sentiment that there’s no specific goal of mailpiece conform. But he cautioned during his presentation at the July 16 Industry/U.S. Postal …


In News

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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May 9, 2014

USPS Suffers a Net Loss of $1.9 Billion

The U.S. Postal Service ended the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with a net loss of $1.9 billion. This marks the 20th of the last 22 quarters it has sustained a loss.

“The Postal Service is working diligently to improve …


In News, PR Newswire

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