Archive for October 10th, 2012

USPS says Columbus Day backed up mail, explains other late deliveries

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Representative Yvette Singh told us a huge spike in mail volume in the Richmond area during the Columbus Day holiday weekend backed up mail delivery for customers.

Yvette Singh added that it was an isolated incident and they expected to resume normal operations on Wednesday. They apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused.

via USPS says Columbus Day backed up mail, explains other late deliveries | WTVR.com – Richmond News & Weather from WTVR Television CBS 6.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 10th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

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Chances of Postal Reform This Year: Slim and None

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“If the Republicans get a majority in the Senate and hold their majority in the House, nothing will happen until 2013,” Jim O’Brien, Vice President, Distribution & Postal Affairs for Time Inc., told a mailers’ focus group meeting last week. “If the Democrats hold the Senate majority and the Republicans hold the House, MAYBE something could happen in the lame duck session. If the Dems win the House and Senate, nothing will happen until 2013.”

via Dead Tree Edition: Chances of Postal Reform This Year: Slim and None.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 10th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

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New Postage Rates to Come

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Lots of folks have been asking about the new postage rates that will go into effect January 2013.  Look for an announcement from the USPS with details next week, in advance of the new CPI rate cap number, which is expected to be lower than the current rate.  Look for about a 2.5 – 3% increase.  Details will be posted here as soon as they are made available by the Postal Service.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 10th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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