PRC PROPOSAL GENERATES REACTION FROM INDUSTRY

More than 150 organizations have submitted comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission, PRC, regarding their 10 Year Review proposal.  Most comments were unfavorable about the proposal.  A variety of mail-dependent businesses and non-profits are challenging the PRC’s claim that it can enact the rate hikes without Congressional approval.  Source:  Farrington

Key Notes – Volume 05 Number 04

Coalition Opposes Imposition of Paper Tariffs – A group printers, publishers, and paper suppliers have formed the STOPP Coalition, (Stop Tariffs on Print and Publishers) to oppose the potential imposition of tariffs.  Members include the Printing Industries Association, Local Search Association, the News Media Alliance and Book Manufacturer’s Institute.  The Association of American Publishers (APP) …

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 …