Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 45

U.S. Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Results – The Postal Service reported revenue of $69.6 billion for fiscal year 2017 (Oct 1, 2016 – Sep 30, 2017), a decrease of $1.8 billion compared to the prior year. The lower revenues were driven largely by accelerated declines in First-Class and Marketing Mail volumes.  In 2017, mail volumes …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 44

2018 Next Generation Campaign Award – The U.S. Postal Service Irresistible Mail Award is evolving.  This year the award will have a new name and an updated focus.  The Next Generation Campaign Award will celebrate campaigns that take advantage of Informed Delivery to communicate with their consumer audience.  The award will continue to recognize …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 42 & 43

Postal Customer Councils Show Value of Membership – The “State of the Industry” article appearing in the Sep/Oct issue of Mailing Systems Technology contains the following statement:  Almost 54% of managers reported attending local PCC meetings, compared to 38% last year.  This networking and sharing of ideas is what will lead to hard copy communications’ …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 41

Significant Freight Rate Increases – Trucking industry reports indicate capacity continues to tighten, and significant freight rate increases are expected in the coming months.  Recent hurricanes, the pending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and an uptick in overall freight demand has “unquestionably” given trucking fleets the upper hand in 2018 negotiations, according to a report from analyst Jason Seidl …

Breaking News – USPS Announces New Prices (Commerical) for 2018

 

October 6, 2017

 U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2018

Penny Increase for the Forever Stamp

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a …