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Crisis-hit US mail may cut one delivery day

WASHINGTON — Battered by the global economic meltdown, the US Postal Service asked Congress Wednesday to allow it to cut mail delivery to five days per week from a legally required six days. Postmaster General John Potter pleaded with a Senate committee to permit his agency “to curtail delivery on our lightest volume days, no […]

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Postal chief warns of service cuts

Economic downturn has caused a steep decline in mail volume, postmaster says. NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service may be forced to eliminate a day of mail service because the economic downturn has led to plummeting volume and revenue, the postmaster general said Wednesday. Postmaster General John E. Potter, in testimony before a Senate […]

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Don’t fall for this scam!

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — A West Palm Beach woman, who asked not to be identified, and others across the country have fallen victim to the latest mail scam. The checks that go out look just like the real checks used by a Dallas based fiber optics company, but they weren’t sent by Galaxy Electronics. […]

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Detroit Papers add Mail Delivery on No-Delivery Days

CHICAGO Subscribers who want delivery of the printed Detroit Free Press or Detroit News on the four days a week they will no longer be delivered will have the option of same-day delivery by mail, the Detroit Media Partnership announced Monday. Delivery by the U.S. Postal Service will be available starting March 30, the day […]

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‘Ghosts,’ The Coast

Mississippi featured on three 2009 stamps Their images are depicted on three 2009 U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamps. This year they join the likes of Lassie, “The Tonight Show,” Abraham Lincoln, wedding cakes and actor Gary Cooper, all on other special stamps. The first for Mississippi, a combined portrait of Hamer and Evers, comes out […]

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U.S. Postal Service “Move Update”

If direct mailing is part of your 2009 marketing mix, you may want to hear this in case you hadn’t heard. On November 23, 2008, the USPS put into effect the “Move Update” requirement. To qualify for automation rate or presort rate First-Class Mail® and Standard Mail® – “Each address and associate occupant name used […]

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Direct Mail Pros and Cons and what you can do to limit what you get.

I’m in the advertising business and some of my clients use direct mail on a regular basis. The other day I was asked how I could support the use of direct mail given the “environment impact”. Like almost every environmental issue, this one has strong opinions on both sides. The Cons. According to the website […]

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U.S. Postal Service Uses Leading Technologies to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

WASHINGTON — From server consolidation to ink cartridge recycling, the U.S. Postal Service is using leading-edge technologies to support energy conservation, recycling and waste reduction. These initiatives also resulted in more than $2.25 million in cost avoidance last fiscal year. “Going green isn’t just good for the environment — it’s good business,” said George Wright, […]

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Mail changes to Industry?

The business environment in which the Postal Service operates continues to change as it strives to satisfy customer needs and meet the challenge of providing universal service at uniform prices.In a continuing effort to improve productivity and increase efficiency, the Postal Service plans to conduct an Area Mail Processing (AMP) study at the Industry Processing […]

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USPS Sees Drop in Volume

The United States Postal Service is facing one of the most difficult challenges in its history. There has been a steady decline in single-piece first class mail over the past decade. Trends show more people are paying bills on-line or sending cards via e-mail. The poor economy has led to an even greater decline in […]

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