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June 21 2022
Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA) mail continues to be measured in the billions of pieces each year, despite the advancement and broad availability of address quality solutions. According to th... View More
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June 13 2022
Cycle O has periodically popped up in postal headlines over the last year or two. Announcements of the next update and then word of postponements have come and gone. But while all indications... View More
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May 23 2022
Last September, without fanfare, the Postal Service began testing what was styled as a check-cashing service under which customers could purchase gift cards and pay for them with a business or... View More
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April 1 2022
It’s been some time since the USPS on March 23, 2021 first published its 10-year strategic plan, “Delivering for America,” which has become known by its acronym “DFA.”... View More
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Jan. 20 2022
Industry expert Jeff Peoples, founder, CEO, and president of Window Book, recently sat down with Steve Lopez, Chief Operating Officer for Window Book, to discuss the current state of postal re... View More
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Dec. 6 2021
Late in every year, it’s inevitable that people ask about the outlook for the following year. To answer any such forward-looking question, though, it’s always necessary to behind us and... View More
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Nov. 15 2021
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service today announced its financial results for the 2021 fiscal year ended September 30, reporting an adjusted loss of $6.9 billion for 2021, compared to an adjusted los
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Oct. 20 2021
I’ve worked in the mailing industry for four decades now (hard to believe, and yes, I started as a baby!). During that time, I’ve seen our industry go through many changes — many Postmas
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Sept. 1 2021
More changes in international mail are coming as I write this in early June, continuing what mailers experienced earlier this year and in 2020. The COVID pandemic was—is—responsible for... View More
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Aug. 25 2021
Every time I think USPS mail is mundane, something comes up. How can a thing so simple be so complex? It’s just mail. Paper stuffed in an envelope, right? But boy oh boy, it is a complicated... View More
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June 13 2021
That the Postal Service is seeking higher rates – significantly higher rates – is no longer breaking news. Nonetheless, some of what lies behind... View More
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May 28 2021
There was a commercial for Toyota that aired several years ago that had the tag line, “You asked for it, you got it.” In this case, given that the Postal Service finally issued its 10-year
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March 24 2021
Over the past few months, and especially over the recent holiday season, there were many occasions on which a postal customer – a representative of a commercial mailer, a mailer’s client
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March 15 2021
For the Postal Service, it was one that will not be remembered fondly. The pandemic impacted USPS employees, severely suppressed the mailing activity of many businesses, and drove an unforesee... View More
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March 8 2021
Despite being deemed an “essential business,” USPS mail volume was hit hard early in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In early February 2020, the United States began to hear about a new
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March 3 2021
Delays in mail delivery and no visibility into the status of those mail pieces caused an increased number of customer inquiries and complaints in the months before and even now after the holid... View More
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Oct. 2 2020
With all the press right now on Vote by Mail and the upcoming presidential election, it would be impossible for folks not to be aware that election mail can bring both challenge and opportunit... View More
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Sept. 11 2020
2020 is a big year for the American public. The mail stream is about to get a significant boost as candidates send printed materials out to targeted vot-ers, hoping to capture their votes by the power
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Sept. 8 2020
On Friday, August 14, the U.S. Postal Service announced temporary price increases, effective October 18, 2020 through December 27, 2020. Increases are quite significant and are as follows: &n... View More
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Sept. 1 2020
In today’s political climate, all of us see a constant flow of news that, depending on the outlet, is colored by the opinions of the presenter. While people can argue over “fake news,”... View More

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