Archive for October 23rd, 2012

3 New Price Change-Related Federal Register Notices

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From a USPS Industry Alert:

January 2013 Price Change Notices Published in the Federal Register

Today, three price change-related Federal Register Notices were published and are available on the Federal Register website (links provided later in this message). The three Notices include one final rule and two proposed rules.  All three will also be available later this week on the Postal Explorer® website at pe.usps.com.  They share an effective date of January 27, 2013.

International Product and Price Changes (Shipping Services) — In this final rule, the Postal Service provides revised mailing standards in the International Mail Manual (IMM®) to reflect prices, product features, and classification changes to Shipping Services, including Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®), Express Mail International®, Priority Mail International®, and First-Class Package International Service™. See the entire notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-23/html/2012-25994.htm.

International Mailing Services: Proposed Product and Price Changes (Mailing Services) — In this proposed rule, the Postal Service provides revised mailing standards throughout the various Individual Country Listings in the IMM to reflect price adjustments for Mailing Services — First-Class Mail International® and extra services. See the entire notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-23/html/2012-25992.htm.

New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products — In this proposed rule, the Postal Service provides revised mailing standards in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to implement proposed Mailing Services price changes, including several mail classification changes, modifications to mailpiece characteristics, and changes in classification terminology. See the entire notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-23/html/2012-25995.htm.

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October 23rd, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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PostalOne Incident

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From the (cryptic) PostalOne Help Desk

You are receiving this email because a Critical Incident ticket was opened by the USPS Help Desk for an issue that is impacting PostalOne! availability .

The root cause has been determined and is being resolved. This was not isolated to PostalOne!.

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October 23rd, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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US direct mail giant urges rethink on Standard Mail pricing

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October 23rd, 2012 at 11:30 am

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Dead Tree Edition: Without Vision Systems, the Printers Perish

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In honor of Oct. 23, which was originally scheduled to be National No-Print Day but turned into Yes Print Day!, Dead Tree Edition offers this update on printing-related technology and what it means for print buyers. If you’re not familiar with Toshiba’s ill-fated National No-Print Day gimmick, see Toshiba’s No-Print Day As Popular As a Turd in the Punchbowl:

via Dead Tree Edition: Without Vision Systems, the Printers Perish.

As the daughter of a career big printer, and a veteran myself, I do hold out hope that the industry can adapt and survive.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 23rd, 2012 at 8:21 am

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