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Recap of the IDEAlliance Postal Distribution Meeting

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As reported by‘s correspondent, Kathleen Siviter:

USPS senior vice president of customer relations Steve Kearney today told attendees of the IDEAlliance Print Distribution conference that the USPS has announced its plan to file an exigent price increase for 2011. He reminded customers and service providers at the conference that the USPS will not increase prices in 2010. While Kearney said it would be “suicidal” for the USPS to raise prices “way above” CPI to close the gap between revenues and expenses forecasted over the next 10 years, he reaffirmed the Postal Service’s position that all elements of its 10-year plan are actions that need to happen to avoid such increases.

PostCom Chair Joe Schick, Quad/Graphics, said that the USPS should look at innovative pricing concepts to incent quality mail preparation where the USPS would share the cost savings benefits of high quality mail preparation with printers/service providers responsible for achieving a certain high quality level.

On more operational topics, Kearney said that the USPS will be meeting next week with an MTAC-organized customer group to further discuss concerns about the USPS’ recent policies on refusing to sign customer bills of lading. Kearney said the policy stems from USPS’ SOX compliance requirements, but said he is “optimistic” that the USPS can work out a solution with its customers.

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It should be noted that NASML spearheaded the effort to make the 8125 / BOL meeting finally happen.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

May 4th, 2010 at 11:10 am

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