Archive for September 10th, 2013

Scanning Scorecard

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New leaders emerge, race for scanning supremacy continues

Scanning scorecard

National scanning results remained strong during the week ending Sept. 6, with a performance percentage of 94.72 percent. But new leaders emerged in all levels of the performance ratings.

Eastern Area, with a rating of 95.3 percent, now leads the nation. Great Lakes (95.29 percent) is a close second, and Southern Area (95.1 percent) has risen from sixth to third.

Meanwhile, Greater Indiana District, with a rating of 96.77 percent, has risen to the top. Dakotas District — with a rating of 96.62 percent — is in second place. And at 96.57 percent, Arkansas is running a close third.

Among ZIP-3 rankings, Iron Mountain, MI (499) rose from 39th place a week earlier to finish at the top of the standings with a rating of 98.55 percent. Rising to second was Rock Springs, WY (831), with a rating of 98.26 percent. And Paducah, KY (420) rose to third with a rating of 98.21 percent.

via USPS News Link Story – Change is good.

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September 10th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

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USPS News Link Story – Special delivery

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USPS is helping Sierra Leone, a developing country in West Africa, restore its mail service after a decade-long civil war.

Excess computers, letter cases and other mail processing equipment will soon be on their way to Sierra Leone, after Sammy Koroma, consultant managing director SALPOST, Sierra Leone’s postal service, asked PMG Pat Donahoe for help. The two met in October 2012 at a meeting of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations agency of national posts representing 192 countries.

During his meeting with Koroma, Donahoe agreed to send whatever excess items he could. In accordance with U.S. policy, Sierra Leone paid the transportation costs for the equipment.

via USPS News Link Story – Special delivery.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 10th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

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Ray Charles Forever Stamp

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From the Postal Bulletin:

On September 23, 2013, in Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia, the Postal Service™ will issue a Ray Charles (Forever® priced at 46 cents) First-Class mail® commemorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 16 stamps (Item 579500). The $7.36 Ray Charles pane of 16 stamps may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The stamp will go on sale nationwide September 23, 2013.

via – postalnews blog.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 10th, 2013 at 11:20 am

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USPS Mobile Buy-It-Now Promotion

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From an Industry Alert:

Registration for the Mobile Buy It Now promotion starts on September 15, 2013.   The promotion provides an upfront postage discount to qualifying mailers who use mobile technology on their mailpieces that drive mobile purchases.

If you missed the August 2013 Mobile Buy It Now webinar, it is available for viewing at or on the website at  This webinar provides mailers with important program and participant requirements.

For additional information about the USPS 2013 Promotions Calendar and the Mobile Buy It Now Promotion, please visit our RIBBS website at

To register, please visit the Business Customer Gateway at

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 10th, 2013 at 11:10 am

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