Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 18

UPS, FedEx Rollout Pricing for Ultra-Short-Haul Delivery – UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are offering a new type of pricing for deliveries within a 50-mile radius, according to a person familiar with the companies’ strategy, in a move designed to divert local “last mile” business-to-consumer traffic normally moving with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).  Short-haul …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 17

Direct Marketing Still Works in an Electronic World – There’s no denying that the world has dramatically shifted toward electronic communication, so many people wonder if direct marketing still works.  The answer is a resounding yes, mainly because direct mail has an 80 percent-plus open rate!  Google, the world’s most popular search engine, regularly uses snail …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 50

When Will the USPS be Closed in 2017? – Losing sight of the US Postal Service’s holiday closures is the easiest way to delay your bulk mail campaigns. An important detail to note about postal holidays in 2017 is that seven of the ten days that the U.S. Post Office is closed are on Mondays. These …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 49

Post Office’s Governing Board Is Empty – Nobody is in charge at the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors after December 7th when the last Senate-confirmed governor’s term expires, leaving Postmaster General Megan Brennan and Deputy Postmaster Ronald Stroman large and in charge, with no oversight.  Without the board, Brennan and Stroman can’t choose …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 47 & 48

Postal Reform Could Re-Emerge in the Lame Duck Congress – Lawmakers are preparing to bring renewed attention to Postal Service reform in the lame-duck session of Congress, though in a challenge that will sound all too familiar to advocates for change, scores of members from both parties are already sounding the alarm about their concerns …