Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 32

USPS Sharply Reduces Loss in Most-Recent Quarter – The Postal Service reported a net loss of $586 million this spring, a big improvement for the cash-strapped agency compared to a nearly $2 billion loss during the same period last year.  Operating expenses outside the Postal Service’s control dropped by $1.6 billion during the same …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 31

USPS Issues Response to PRC Decision – “We appreciate that the Postal Regulatory Commission provided some additional pricing relief to the Postal Service,” USPS said in a statement. “However, the recent decision does not fully restore the Postal Service for the significant mail volume and revenue losses associated with the great recession.” USPS said it …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 30

Exigent Marches On – As predicted by postal industry observers after an appeals court review of the exigent postal rate, mailers who had expected the surcharge to be lifted next month will be paying it for at least another eight months.  In releasing Order No. 2623, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) authorized the Postal Service …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 29

Creative QR Codes & Augmented Reality Examples – There are an incredible number of ways to make your print interactive. Whether you’re looking to engage with your consumers, or just make it easier for them to engage with you, you can get creative to develop a solution that fits your budget and the level of …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 28

The State of the Catalog is Healthy – Merchants continue to recognize the value of the printed catalog in today’s digital world. It’s a channel that many are using to drive consumers to the website, help build brand awareness and sell products. For many it is also an opportunity to tell a story and provide …