Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 25

10-Year Review of the USPS Rate System is Upon Us – Obviously one of the biggest things at stake in this proceeding is whether USPS rate increases for market dominant (monopoly) products will continue to be capped at the annual CPI.  In announcing the start of the 10-year review, the PRC said its review “will …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 24

Dads Just as Likely as Moms to Use Coupons – A consumer study from Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, finds that dads are just as interested as moms in saving money on purchases, and in some cases, their coupon zeal surpasses that of their …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 23

Competition in Last-Mile Parcel Delivery – The rise of ecommerce and the increased demand for parcels has radically changed the parcel market, attracting new entrants, including large retailers venturing into self delivery.  These changes have not only increased the competition in the parcel market, but have also changed the dynamics within the market — so …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 22

Budget Proposal Calls for Big Cuts to Reform Postal Service – The White House’s 2018 budget proposal contains a number of suggested reforms to restore financial solvency to the financially ailing Postal Service.  The Postal Service has been reporting substantial losses for 10 years in a …