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USPS has filed a CPI Rate Increase – Effective January 27, 2019

The Postal Service has filed a CPI based rate increase for Market Dominant products. It is based on August CPI of 2.419% plus a small amount of banked authority. The filing also included six promotions.  Click here to read …

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Task force’s recommendations to Trump remain a mystery

Ever since President Trump ordered a commission to study his allegations against the U.S. Postal Service and its discount rates for internet retailing giant Amazon there has been a cloud over postal headquarters. Read more here.

 

Canada Post, union to hold weekend meeting in attempt to …

Key Notes – Volume 05 Number 03

New Recyclable Clean-Release Card – REI, a high-quality outdoor equipment supplier to co-op members, along with their suppliers have created an innovative solution to the problem of film backing left on the catalogs, limiting the recyclability of the entire direct mail catalog.  Previously, industry-standard film-backed clean-release cards, applied to the outside cover of direct mail …

Key Notes – Volume 05 Number 02

Creative Direct Mail for 2018 – Direct mail has been around for a very long time.  If you continue to do the same old pieces you have been mailing in 2017, you will see a drop in your response rates.  You must create new, fresh and engaging direct mail pieces to get the results you …

Key Notes – Volume 05 Number 01

Postal Service Files FY 2017 Annual Compliance Report – On December 29, 2017, the USPS filed their FY 2017 Annual Compliance Report (ACR).  The Postal Service is required to an ACR within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year (FY).  It includes a variety of data on costs, revenues, rates, and quality of …