Archive for August 27th, 2012

USPS deletes talk of honoring living persons on stamps from its web site

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 27th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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Excellent New Changes Reflected in PostalOne! Notifications

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Very excited to see these seemingly small (but totally awesome!) changes to the standard PostalOne! notification emails.  Added info such as Release Content and whether or not a Mail.dat Client update is necessary is super helpful.  Seems my previously-expressed Hope For PostalOne! was not unfounded.

Attention PostalOne!® Users

PostalOne!® Release 31.1.1

On Thursday, August 30th, PostalOne!® will deploy Release 31.1.1 in a rolling fashion from 8pm to 10pm CT.

Release content:

ETR 103062: Mail.xml – USPS Total Postage is not being populated for Periodicals Mail.xml statements with Regular rates.

ETR 103160: Mail.dat – When a Mail.dat job generates two or more Mail Anywhere postage statements with the same permit number

in different ZIP codes, an internal error is thrown.
Release date/time range: Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 8-10pm CT

Outage Required: No – PostalOne!, Mail.dat® and Mail.XML® will be available, including FAST® and eDoc Web Services.

Mail.dat Client Required: No

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 27th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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PostCom: The real cash cows are business mailers

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 27th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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US newspapers seek injunction against USPS direct mail contract

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The US newspaper industry has taken to the law courts in an attempt to block a key US Postal Service direct mail contract, which was approved by regulators last week.The Newspaper Association of America, representing around 2,000 local and community newspapers across the country, filed on Friday for an emergency injunction on the new USPS contract with Michigan-based direct marketing giant Valassis.

via US newspapers seek injunction against USPS direct mail contract | Post & Parcel.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 27th, 2012 at 11:26 am

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Postal cutbacks hurt rural outposts the most

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Postal cutbacks hurt rural outposts the most – USATODAY.com.

The cutbacks wouldn’t be needed if everyone who is complaining about the cutbacks went out and used postal services.  Just saying…

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 27th, 2012 at 9:23 am

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Rethinking Tractor Trailers for the Long Haul

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The U.S. Postal Service owns more than 213,000 vehicles, the largest civilian fleet in the world. Many of these vehicles are reaching the end of their operational lives, prompting the Postal Service to wrestle with how best to address its long-term vehicle needs. A recent Government Accountability Office report noted that the organization’s current financial situation poses a significant barrier to vehicle replacement or refurbishment.

via Rethinking Tractor Trailers for the Long Haul | USPS OIG.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 27th, 2012 at 9:15 am

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