Archive for September 15th, 2011

Quick Glance at USPS Proposals

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Important points From the Advance Proposal

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The effects of the Proposal would be limited to the approximately 460 Processing and Distribution
Centers, Customer Service Facilities, Logistics and Distribution Centers, Surface Transfer Centers, and
associated Annexes. The Proposal should not affect Network Distribution Centers, Air Mail Centers,
Remote Encoding Centers, and International Service Centers.

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The reduced availability of locations at which drop ship discounts may be applied could require changes to commercial mailers’ transportation networks. For national mailers, this could result in cost savings, given that
they would transport mail to fewer locations. For regional and local mailers, the reduced availability of business mail entry units and drop ship locations could cause additional costs, if they have to transport mail over longer distances.

Commercial mailers of First-Class Mail, Periodicals, and Standard Mail who seek to have their mail reach recipients on specific delivery days may have to restructure their production cycles to align with the changed
critical entry times and reduced number of entry points.

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September 15th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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Proposed USPS Service Standard Changes

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From the USPS FAQs published today

http://about.usps.com/news/facility-studies/welcome.htm

What is a service standard?
The Postal Service is proposing to modify existing service standards for First-Class Mail and
Periodicals. The principal impact of the proposal, if adopted, would be to eliminate the expectation
of overnight service.

What are the service standards now?
Priority Mail: 1-3 days
First-Class Mail: 1-3 days
Periodicals: 1-9 days
Package Services: 2-8 days
Standard Mail: 3-10 days

What could the service standards be changed to?
Priority Mail: 1-3 days
First-Class Mail: 2-3 days
Periodicals: 2-9 days
Package Services: 2-8 days
Standard Mail: 3-10 days

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 15th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

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USPS – Facility Studies

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From the USPS news site:

On September 15, 2011, the Postal Service proposed sweeping changes to its massive nationwide infrastructure and adjustments to service standards. The proposals, if implemented, will affect nearly all mailers and mailing industry organizations.

This web page is intended to be a “one-stop shopping” location for interested mailers and members of the mailing industry to access information about the proposals. You’ll find links to relevant sites and documents, which will be updated as more information becomes available.

We will continue to discuss with you the potential effects of the network optimization and service standards changes, and make sure your ideas and concerns are reviewed and considered. We are committed to working toward mutually acceptable solutions wherever possible.

– Consumer & Industry Affairs

USPS – Facility Studies: Home.

Included here are FAQs on Network changes, Service changes, and for Mailers, as well as other detailed resources.

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September 15th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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How Congress Bankrupted the Postal Service in 3 Easy Steps

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September 15th, 2011 at 9:22 am

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Postal Announcement relating to Area Mail Processing Feasibility Study List expected Sept. 15, 2011

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September 15th, 2011 at 1:57 am

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