Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 34

USPS Giving Mailers a Break – Mailers might be getting more bang for their buck come January as weight caps on standard mail are expected to increase, according to a Postal Service proposal.  The breakpoint for piece pricing would increase for standard mail from 3.3 ounces …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 33

Pre Release of USPS 2017 Structural Changes – The Postal Service published a pre release document on the 2017 Proposed Structural Changes for implementation on January 22, 2017.   Included in the possible changes is a proposal to change the weight for piece pound pricing from 3.3 oz. to 4.0 oz. for Standard Mail Letters and …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 32

USPS Tests Package Drop-Off Kiosks for eBay Sellers – The USPS revealed a new test it was running with eBay designed to make it easier for sellers to get an initial scan on packages entering the mailstream. According to USPS Vice President of Sales Cliff Rucker, “One of the tests we’re going to do with …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 31

Bipartisan USPS Reform Legislation Will Strengthen Agency – Bipartisan bills that address real national problems are rare these days.  Maybe it is not surprising that the Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) produced a bipartisan postal reform bill in July, given …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 30

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery – Just as other large logistics companies have done, the USPS has big plans to tighten up its operations and boost customer service through big data analytics.  The main difference here is scale.  With more than 600,000 employees and a fleet of 215,000 vehicles, the USPS is the single …