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Delivering the Real Problems Facing the Postal Service

In 1970 the Post Office became the U.S. Postal Service, a government-owned corporation.  It was supposed to operate like a business with no taxpayer support.  It operated in the national interest and was expected to deliver everywhere for the price of postage.  Unfortunately, because of congressional interference, the …

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Breaking Gridlock:  The Postal Service Task Force

While some have summarily dismissed the President’s Executive Order regarding the Task Force on the Postal Service as an attempt by him to punish Amazon for its low shipping rates, the Task Force’s mission is comprehensive, and its work is long overdue.  Senator Bernie Sanders is among those who have …

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President Orders Review of U.S. Postal Service

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a task force (Executive Order) to study the Postal Service and its financial difficulties, after recently claiming without evidence that deliveries for Amazon were costing the service money.  The task force will look …

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What’s in a Name? A Potential Decline in Response Rates

When the USPS proposed changing the name from Standard Mail (STD) to Marketing Mail (MKT) on the indicia of every mail piece, there was serious trepidation from the industry.  Fortunately, a few companies recently took the time to quantitatively test what this …

6 tips for overseas packaging success article in Packaging Unwrapped magazine

6 tips for overseas packaging success

The global packaging market is rapidly expanding, expected to reach $975 billion this year, with sales concentrated in Asia.* Manufacturing products overseas can help you meet customer demand and reduce per-unit costs, but it can also put your product quality, customer experience, brand and profitability at risk. To avoid this, consider these guidelines from our …