Each episode, you’ll hear industry expert and past MTAC chair Chris Lien, BCC Software President, break down industry topics, explain the current state of the industry, and what it means for your business. At BCC Software, we're dedicated to bringing knowledge to our listeners to help you stay informed in this every-evolving industry.
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Links to each episode can be found below.
Episode 39 - 8-19-2020
Chris clarifies information and misinformation about the Postal Service, the Postmaster General, congressional oversight, and vote-by-mail.
Episode 38 - 5-11-2020
A review of the USPS Q2 fiscal results, I share information from a recent GAO report on the Postal Service’s business model, and comments about the 75th Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy.
Episode 37 - 4-20-2020
A recap of the recent MTAC meeting, an update on the impact on the mailing industry from COVID-19, thoughts and tips on staying essential during the pandemic.
Episode 36 - 3-2-2020
Guest Mark Fallon, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Berkshire Company joins us to discuss the importance of workflow automation and mailing industry education, we’ll also review the results of the 2019 USPS® Promotions and discuss the latest in Informed Delivery® and Informed Addressing.
Episode 35 - 1-20-2020
Highlights from the US Postal Service’s Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to Congress.
Episode 34 - 1-06-2020
A Postal Regulatory Commission order proposing expanding pricing authority for the United States Postal Service, a nomination by the President for another Board of Governors member, a Postal Regulatory Commission semi-decision regarding 2020 price increases for first-class letters.
Episode 33 - 11-11-2019
Recap of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meetings held in Washington, DC in October 2019
Episode 32 - 10-28-2019
The recently filed USPS proposed price increases for 2020, how a major software provider prepares for this annual update, recap two major announcements
Episode 31 - 10-14-2019
The outcome of the UPU Congress, an update from the PostCom meetings, and recapping PCC week
Episode 30 - 9-30-2019
An update from the Postal Regulatory Commission, a recent decision from the D.C. District Court regarding the $.05 price increase earlier this year, an alert from the Postal Service regarding the Informed Delivery Promotion
Episode 29 - 9-16-2019
MTAC Recap Part 2 – An update to seamless acceptance, more USPS organizational changes, concerns regarding the United States withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union
Episode 28 - 9-3-2019
MTAC Recap Part 1 – General session with Postmaster General, financial and informed delivery updates, the vice chair election results
Episode 27 - 8-19-2019
Recap of 2019 Information Exchange User Conference, an update on the Board of Governors and Postal Regulatory Commission confirmations, highlights from Board of Governors meeting as well as 2019 Household Diary Study highlights
Episode 26 - 8-5-2019
Highlights from the July 16th Senate confirmation hearings, Changes in USPS senior leadership, and upcoming industry events including a Board of Governor meeting on August 8th, 2019
Episode 25 - 7-22-2019
Further info about 2020 pricing, legislative update on the Board of Governors and the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Postal Service’s 10-year plan and labor negotiations, and comments about mail.dat and the Idealliance Association
Episode 24 - 7-8-2019
More details on USPS 2020 pricing, and the potential withdrawal of the United States from the Universal Postal Union
Episode 23 - 6-24-2019
We discuss the June MTAC meeting, including comments from the PMG, some concerns about Informed Delivery, and a greater focus on address quality address change service
Episode 22 - 6-10-2019
We discuss the 2020 price update from Steve Phelps at a recent meeting, an update on Seamless Acceptance and enterprise payment systems, legislative update, and concerns around Informed Delivery
Episode 21 - 5-28-2019
A recap of the National Postal Forum, Review the House hearing that took place on April 30th, and discuss a flurry of postal legislation currently being proposed
Episode 20 - 4-29-2019
The annual compliance determination, USPS final decision on marketing mail content, and a recent OIG white paper on mail mix and recipient reactions
Episode 19 - 4-15-2019
We talk about the recent USPS initiatives including Seamless Acceptance, EPS, and Informed Delivery as well as talk about the 2019 trade show season
Episode 18 - 4-1-2019
We talk about the recent activities with the Board of Governors and recap the Senate hearing on the President’s Task Force released in December 2018
Episode 17 - 3-18-2019
We talk about the latest from The Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), The National Postal Policy Council, And some changes at USPS Leadership
Episode 16 - 3-4-2019
We talk about The 2019 Idealliance Postal Exchange Conference, topics included: the shape of the mail supply chain 2-3 years from now, mail preparation and intelligent worksharing, and using data to drive a healthier supply chain
Episode 15 - 2-18-2019
We talk about the first quarter financial results for 2019 and highlights for the recent PostCom meeting
Episode 14 - 2-4-2019
We talk about BCC Software’s recent acquisition of Satori Software, USPS Leadership Changes, the Latest on Informed Delivery, and Promotions for 2019
Episode 13 - 1-21-2019
We talk about our predictions for 2019 centered around 7 topics in the postal industry.
Episode 12 - 1-07-2019
We talk about the United States Postal Service Board of Governors and a luncheon where Governor Williams talked about the strengths and challenges for the USPS.
Episode 11 - 12-24-2018
We discuss the President’s Task Force and the USPS and the initial reaction from the mailing industry.
Episode 10 - 12-10-2018
In this episode we recap the November Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meetings in Washington DC.
Episode 9 - 11-26-2018
In this episode we discuss the latest from Washington, DC in the wake of the post mid-term elections, A decision by the Board of Governors that will impact the price adjustments for 2019, and an overview of the 2019 promotions and the exciting opportunities they present for mailers and the mailing industry.
Episode 8 - 11-12-2018
In this episode we discuss how the industry is beginning to unpack all the price changes for 2019, as well as some of the key points that the new Board of Governor David Williams made at a recent PostCom meeting.
Episode 7 - 10-29-2018
In this episode we talk about the 2019 planned price changes (expected and unexpected) and perhaps some signals to the industry, we also talk about the 2019 Promotions.
Episode 6 - 10-15-2018
This week we talk about the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), what was discussed during the meetings and what was not discussed, we’ll talk about Pricing, Promotions, and Opportunities for Address Quality.
Episode 5 - 10-01-2018
We talk about PCC Week, an update on the Board of Governors, a preview of promotions for 2019, CPI for 2019 and what that means for postage pricing, and recommendations from the Office of the Inspector General on curbing fraudulent Changes of Address.
Episode 4 - 09-17-2018
Announcements from USPS® HQ, Newly Confirmed Board of Governors, Industry Feedback on limiting of Marketing Mail, Compliance+ and Address Quality.
Episode 3 - 09-04-2018
News about Board of Governors Confirmations, an update on the President’s Postal Task Force, and how Millennials are changing the way marketers are leveraging data to communicate to their customers.
Episode 2 - 08-20-2018
Keeping an Eye on CPI – The Consumer Price Index and the impact on postage, the Board of Governors nominations, and an update on the President’s Postal Task Force.
Episode 1 - 08-06-2018
In this episode we talk about what’s going on with the President’s Task force, House Bill HR6076, and finally, the Opioid Epidemic and the Stop Act, and what that means to postal customers.