Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 22

*** Breaking News ***

Court Releases Ruling on Exigent – Permanent exigency and mailer petitions were denied. No rollback expected in August. The case was sent back to the Postal Regulatory Commission for further action. Additional consideration on amount and effective date is uncertain. Click here to read the court ruling.

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Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 21

Exigent Surcharge’s Days Might be Numbered – On January 26, 2014, postage rates increased by an average of 6 percent.  Part of that was the Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap increase of 1.696 percent, and the rest was a 4.3 percent exigent surcharge that was applied across the board.  We recently passed the 16 month …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 20

Postcard Use Is Up Among Direct Marketers – Consumers may notice they’re getting fewer postcards from friends, but the Postal Service says direct marketers are still fans of the mail option. Specifically citing a product called “Every Door Direct Mail.”  “Since the [EDDM] service was launched in 2011, USPS has handled about 1.2 [million] transactions, resulting in over 6.4 …