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USPS Exigency Rate Case Rejected

The Postal Rate Commission (PRC) ruled this morning that the USPS has failed to meet its burden under the law for its controversial exigency filing. The PRC was unanimous in denying the request for an exigent rate increase. The ruling rejected the filing in its entirety. (Read the official announcement here.) To be valid, an… Read More

National PCC Day: Postmaster General Discusses New Initiatives

Postmaster General John Potter gave his annual state of the business address at the National PCC Day event in Portland, OR, on September 15th. While the Postal Service™ cut spending by $6 billion in 2009, it is estimated that if current practices and procedures remain in place, that the USPS® will suffer a net loss… Read More

FAST and the IMb

At a recent FAST® User Group meeting, the USPS® shared some interesting statistics regarding the number of FAST messages their systems are processing on a weekly basis. For the week of July 11th, roughly 40,000 messages were processed. Since then, the weekly numbers have skyrocketed, with an average of 125,000 messages being processed each week.… Read More

What Is Mailpiece Tracking Worth? Ask Upstate NY Retirees

We’ve all heard of mailings falling into a black hole, but does this really happen? It does, and here’s how. You’ve got your mailing all set. You’ve encoded and presorted your list, you’ve even made sure all of your addresses meet USPS Move Update standards, and you send this perfectly prepared mailing on its way.… Read More