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 …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 19

USPS Turn Profit, but Still Loses Money – Congress in 2006 adopted the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act which forced the USPS—which does not receive money from the federal budget—to prefund its health care benefit payments to retirees for the next 75 years. That prefunding takes $5.5 billion a year off the Postal Service’s …

Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 18

PRC Approves 2015 Rates – The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) concluded that the proposed prices for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services, as amended, do not violate the price cap and are consistent with, or justified by an exception to, the workshare discount limitations. But according to Grayhair Software it creates several challenges for …