Archive for March, 2011

Postal Service Agrees To Big Incentive For Employees Who Join Union

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 31st, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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Addressing for the Average Joe – or Ken?

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OK, I have to confess – I find Ken Jennings very entertaining.  If you aren’t familiar with the name, Ken’s 15 minutes of fame came as a big winner on the TV quiz show Jeopardy.  He has a book out, “Brainiac“, (which I will be reading as soon as my daughter finishes her copy).

Anyway, this blog post from Ken is mail-topical…and entertaining 🙂
http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/2706

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 31st, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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National Postal Forum

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intelisent will be exhibiting, and I will be speaking at NPF in San Diego May 1- 4.

intelisent will be in Booth 647, directly across from the Internet Cafe and next the Grand Prize Drawing station, and one of the dessert stations, a perfect location!

If you would like to make an appointment to meet with me, I am setting up consultation sessions now.  NPF gets so busy, this is the best way to reserve some undivided attention time.  I also have some free Exhibit Hall Passes to distribute, if you are interested please contact me directly at Lisa.Bowes@intelisent.com before April 15.

See you in San Diego!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 30th, 2011 at 10:48 am

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New Postage Statements for April Prices Posted

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From the DMM Advisory:

New postage statements associated with the April 17, 2011, price change are available on usps.com/prices. The ‘Postage Statements’ link can be found under the ‘Related Links’ section at the bottom of the page.

As of April 17, all postage statement facsimiles dated prior to January 2011 are obsolete.

Postage statement facsimiles dated January 2011 and April 2011 may be used to pay the postage prices effective on April 17, 2011. If the January 2011 statement is used, it must reflect the April 17 prices.

For new products implemented April 17 – or products subject to any new postage statement fields effective April 17 – only the April 2011 postage statement can be used.

Once the date has been determined to make the use of April 2011 postage statements mandatory for all mailings, the mailing community will be advised.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 30th, 2011 at 10:08 am

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PRC report criticizes USPS pricing, service measurement deficiencies

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Service Measurement. The Commission reviewed the Postal Service’s service measurement systems based on the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) and found persistent data errors, insufficient customer IMb usage, and a lack of product specific documentation. “The Postal Service must address these problems to assure customers of the continuing value of the mail,” said Chairman Goldway.

PRC report criticizes USPS pricing, service measurement deficiencies – postalnews blog.

More from the ACD

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 30th, 2011 at 9:53 am

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Confirm Service in the PRC ACD Report

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Interesting information regarding Confirm in the PRC Annual Compliance Determination Report:

“Confirm consists of four subscription tiers that allow business mailers to receive scan (tracking) data about mailpieces.35

In FY 2010, Confirm Service earned $2.7 million in revenue and incurred $1.1 million in total attributable cost. The product contributed $1.6 million towards institutional costs and had a cost coverage of 240.5
percent. Compared to FY 2009, Confirm’s cost coverage improved by 158.9 percentage points.” p127

What changed from last year?

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

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USPS April ACS Price Changes and Fulfillment Schedule

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On Monday April 18, 2011, all ACS customers with pending ACS transactions will be fulfilled via their normal delivery method. This may or may not coincide with your normal ACS fulfillment schedule. After this fulfillment you will return to your regular ACS fulfillment schedule. All ACS fulfillments on Monday April 18, 2011 will be charged the pre 4/17 ACS prices. All ACS fulfillments after this date will be charged the appropriate post 4/17 ACS prices.

See copy of official USPS letter and pricing chart here.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

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Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe Comments On GAO Report on Five-Day Mail Delivery Readiness

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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PRC Annual Compliance Determination Report

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PRC_ACD_2010.pdf (application/pdf

This is the Postal Regulatory Commission Review of the USPS in FY 2010.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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Details Of USPS Redesign

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2011 at 11:17 am

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