SPECIAL ALERT – Hurricane Harvey Postal Delivery

The situation in Texas and other Southern areas is effecting postal delivery.

The U.S. Postal Service is communicating with shippers and mailers through their Service Alerts.

Here is the site:  http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm

Currently, the USPS has instructed the mailing community to divert or curtail drop shipments.  The USPS has suspended delivery in certain areas, but there …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 34

Mailers Beware:  USPS 2018 Promotions in Limbo – The U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Pricing and Costing, Sharon Owens, shared pricing signals at the August 2017 MTAC Open Session.  The Postal Service plans to file rates this fall.  It is anticipated to have an implementation date of January 21, 2018.  The …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 32

USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Results – The U.S. Postal Service reported revenue of $16.7 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 (April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017).  Revenue for the quarter was essentially unchanged compared to the same quarter last year, excluding the effect of a $1.1 billion non-cash change …

SEPECIAL REPORT – A Look at How Millennials Respond to Direct Mail

The U.S. Postal Service published an informative white paper on their research about how direct mail can help mailers market to Millennials.  It’s a must read for anyone in direct mail industry.

Click here to download the report.

The guide provides practical examples of effective pieces and tips for creating effective mail for …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 31

Mysterious Mailboxes – Ever wonder about those green USPS boxes on street corners and why they’re bolted shut?  They’re called “relay boxes” and they are used by letter carriers — like a cubbyhole, or a safe, for mail delivery.  Postal workers delivering mail around any major city, who can carry only so much at once, …