Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 43

FedEx Forecasts Record Volume This Holiday Season – FedEx predicts it will move a record-breaking 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. This forecast marks a 12.4 percent increase in year-over-year seasonal volume.  The season, which includes one more day than last year, is expected to be bolstered by three volume spikes, including …


Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 42

Try It, You’ll Like It – In 2013 and 2014 the Postal Service offered 13 promotions that provided $87 million in postage discounts.  About $5 million in postage discounts were for products that did not cover their costs, which the Postal Service acknowledges but says was worthwhile because there are longer term benefits to increasing …


Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 41

Major Printers Weigh in on 2016 Postage – Quad Graphics and R.R. Donnelley have come out with their projections for budgeting 2016 postage costs.  The nation’s largest commercial printer, the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, announced on their website the Four Aspects to Consider when Developing Your Postage Budget for 2016.  They provide best and …


Today is Global Handwashing Day! Raise a Hand for Hygiene

Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Did anyone else just hear their mother’s voice?

Sure, when it comes to good hygiene habits, children need to be reminded constantly.  But adults? Surely not. Adults know the importance of washing their hands. Right?

A recent study in the Journal of Environmental Health reported that only five percent of …


Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 40

USPS Updates Planning Guides – The Postal Service has updated their mail planning guidelines to allow customers to project the number of days necessary for their mail to reach destinations based on service standards, entry point, and critical entry time. Customers should note that these guidelines do not imply any promise or guarantee.  Source:  …