Archive for January 10th, 2013

New USPS prices for 2013

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Effective Jan. 27, new prices will go into effect for some USPS products and services.

via USPS News Link Story – New prices for 2013.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

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USPS surprises CES with eye-popping app that brings mail to life

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USPS surprises CES with eye-popping app that brings mail to life (video) | VentureBeat.

The app, developed with Aurasma, scans a piece of mail and uses augmented reality to make the paper an interactive ad. Ideally, companies that want to engage with potential customers could do so with a new kind of advertising — one that merges digital and physical ads.

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/10/usps-augmented-reality-app/#w6XQl8JzL9lZIHr6.99

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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PostalOne Production and Test Releases

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From the DMM Advisory:

PostalOne! Release 33.0.0 Deployment — will require an extended maintenance window to complete all software updates. There will be aPostalOne!outage from 8 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, through 9 a.m. CT, Sunday, January 13, 2013. A mandatory Mail.dat® client download will be available immediately following the software update.

 

PostalOne! Release 33.0 Deployment to Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) — will occur on Monday, January 14, 2013, andPostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 4 a.m. through 4 p.m. CT.

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Of note – The Production release is on Sunday, January 13.  The TEST release, TEM (Test Environment for Mailers) will be deployed THE DAY AFTER.  So, you can’t do any testing in advance.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

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Colbert on Postage Rates – Satire

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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January 27 Rate Change PostalOne Release

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Mailers had better prepare for a long week starting on January 27th.  Expect PostalOne! issues.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 10th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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