Big Changes Could Be Looming for Postal Customers
|
Always an area for speculation and consternation, the USPS is keeping us guessing on what will be included in their 10-year plan to Congress on long-time survivability. In the meantime, businesses should be prepared for some potential short-terms changes, including...
continue reading
Will the USPS Go Broke in Five Years?
|
Just how bad are things at the USPS? According to the news out of Washington, the Postal Service just reported a massive $2.1 billion net loss for Q2 of this year. To put that into perspective, that’s half of the...
continue reading
Why Paper and Postage Will Cost You More in 2018
|,
In a typical market, declining demand should lead to falling prices; it’s been a tenet of our economy for years. Yet according to D. Eadward Tree, the magazine industry is poised to see a strange reversal.“Declining demand is supposed to...
continue reading
The Battle for Affordable Mailing
|
The good news is the exigency surcharge is now rolled back. But as one industry analyst points out, the struggle is far from over. Now that the USPS has rolled back the 4.3% emergency surcharge on postage, mailers everywhere are...
continue reading
How to Save 2% on Your Direct Mail This Year
|
Okay, the USPS has had its share of challenges, and has certainly been the cause of a lot of uncertainty for mailers this year. So we are happy to share this bright spot in the ongoing drama that is postage...
continue reading
Nonprofits to Get a Break from USPS in May?
|
Is this the light at the end of the USPS rate hike tunnel? According to the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, it could be, and it spells some welcome relief for the nonprofit mailing community. “The Postal Service today announced that,...
continue reading
April USPS Rate Hike Less Likely?
|
Most of us in the direct mail and catalog industries have been bracing ourselves for expected April rate hikes from the USPS. Just how much those hikes might be was the main mystery, with the PRC telling the USPS to...
continue reading
PRC to USPS: Do it again…again
|
The saga of “will they / won’t they / how much / when” at the USPS continues. Last week we brought you news on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s order for a do-over on proposed USPS rate changes slated to take...
continue reading
New Hires A Problem at USPS
|
In the past four years, average base pay at the USPS has dropped by 4%. While that might not be great news for the workers themselves, it seems like it should be a good thing for the struggling postal service,...
continue reading
The 3 Ps of the USPS Rate Hikes: Parcels, Presorts and Periodicals
|
[responsive][/responsive]“Just in the nick of time, the U.S. Postal Service filed price increases averaging nearly 2% late Thursday on most mail except Forever Stamps,” writes D. Eadward Tree last week. The biggest rate jumps are going to hit businesses in...
continue reading