Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 27

The Neuroscience of Paper Emotions – The results of a unique survey to determine the preference for the use of paper over digital communications was recently released after a yearlong process that involved the input of more than 7,000 consumers across 10 countries.  The survey, according to Two Sides, concludes that there is a clear …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 26

Another Postal Reform Effort Fading Away – It’s hardly a surprise to many in Washington’s postal community, but the lawmaker who crafted the House’s bipartisan postal legislation says his bill appears dead.  That is what departed House Oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told The Hill newspaper shortly before his resignation from Congress became effective June 30.  The …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 25

10-Year Review of the USPS Rate System is Upon Us – Obviously one of the biggest things at stake in this proceeding is whether USPS rate increases for market dominant (monopoly) products will continue to be capped at the annual CPI.  In announcing the start of the 10-year review, the PRC said its review “will …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 24

Dads Just as Likely as Moms to Use Coupons – A consumer study from Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, finds that dads are just as interested as moms in saving money on purchases, and in some cases, their coupon zeal surpasses that of their female counterpart.  The study showed …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 23

Competition in Last-Mile Parcel Delivery – The rise of ecommerce and the increased demand for parcels has radically changed the parcel market, attracting new entrants, including large retailers venturing into self delivery.  These changes have not only increased the competition in the parcel market, but have also changed the dynamics within the market — so …