Optimize Your Mailings and Mailing Operation
Important Dates and To-Do Items for the Mailing Industry in 2019
Feb. 15 2019
Now that we have survived the busy mid-term elections, the holiday peak mailing season, and 2019 has officially arrived, it is time to focus on some resolutions for success. First, com
Marketing Mail Forecast: Thunderstorms Likely
Dec. 31 2018
August 23, 2018 started out as a typical, uneventful day. No one would have predicted the lightning strike that the Postal Service was going to hit the mailing industry with that day. Out of now
Is Government Neglect Killing the Postal Service? An Expert’s Opinion
Aug. 7 2018
This title question could be answered with as simple “yes.” However, in true political fashion, let’s use this question as a jumping-off point for a long-winded answer. But unlike most...
What Is Transportation Messaging?
May 14 2018
To best answer this title question requires taking a couple of steps back to provide some needed context. A couple of years ago, the Postal Service established the National Operations Command Ce
Is the Mailing Industry Fully Utilizing Informed Visibility Data?
April 16 2018
The end of 2017 marked an important milestone for both the Postal Service and the mailing industry with the migration of all mail tracking from the legacy tracking system to the new Informed Visibilit
2018 Changes to Postage Payment
Feb. 27 2018
With 2018 already here, it is important to spend some time planning and preparing for changes that will impact your business in the new year. One of these changes will be the Postal Service’s rollou
Is Seamless Acceptance Right for Your Business? What You Need to Know Now
Dec. 5 2017
For those of us processing Full-Service mailings today, the Postal Service’s Seamless Acceptance program isn’t anything new. However, increasing industry adoption for this program has been...
Informed Visibility: Coming Out of the Oven too Soon?
Sept. 12 2017
The new U.S. Postal Service Informed Visibility platform has been a long time coming and is something that the mailing industry has been eagerly awaiting. New capabilities, such as near real-time data
Mobile Shopping & Informed Delivery = Postage Savings
July 27 2017
One of the key U.S. Postal Service themes from this year’s National Postal Forum was Informed Delivery. If you haven’t already subscribed to this new service, you really should… even...
IMpb Compliance Is Changing July 2017. Are You Ready?
May 30 2017
If you mail competitive parcels (Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First-Class Package Services, Parcel Select, and Parcel Select Lightweight), you are likely familiar with the current 20-ce
Postal Reform Legislation Quickly Returns to New Congress
March 28 2017
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wasted little time to introduce postal reform legislation into the new Congress. On January 31, 2017, H.R. 756 —The Postal Service Reform Act of...
Will 2017 Reshape the Future of the Mailing Industry?
Feb. 22 2017
Anyone who was hoping for any form of postal activity during the lame duck session of Congress will be disappointed to find only lumps of coal as Congress recessed for the year without acting on