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President Orders Review of U.S. Postal Service

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a task force (Executive Order) to study the Postal Service and its financial difficulties, after recently claiming without evidence that deliveries for Amazon were costing the service money.  The task force will look …

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What’s in a Name? A Potential Decline in Response Rates

When the USPS proposed changing the name from Standard Mail (STD) to Marketing Mail (MKT) on the indicia of every mail piece, there was serious trepidation from the industry.  Fortunately, a few companies recently took the time to quantitatively test what this …

6 tips for overseas packaging success article in Packaging Unwrapped magazine

6 tips for overseas packaging success

The global packaging market is rapidly expanding, expected to reach $975 billion this year, with sales concentrated in Asia.* Manufacturing products overseas can help you meet customer demand and reduce per-unit costs, but it can also put your product quality, customer experience, brand and profitability at risk. To avoid this, consider these guidelines from our …

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Why the President Can’t Tell the USPS What to Do

By law the USPS operates independently.  The service is led by a postmaster general and a deputy who in turn are selected by a bipartisan board of nine governors.  Board members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the Senate.  No more than five …