Archive for March, 2016

PRC Annual Compliance Determination Report

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION
Annual Compliance Determination Report

Service failures highlighted as a big issue. 

Source: Final_2015_ACD.pdf

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2016 at 12:37 pm

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USPS’s Digital Mail Program Will Go Nationwide in 2017

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Postal Service CMO Jim Cochrane is itching to deliver paper mail to email inboxes. “It’s a game-changing moment,” he says.

Source: USPS’s Digital Mail Program Will Go Nationwide in 2017

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 29th, 2016 at 10:38 am

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National Postal Forum = Value

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Another National Postal Forum down.  This was my 15th or 16th NPF, lost count.  Why do I go?  Here’s the top three reasons:

The Educational Offerings – These include classes on specific topics that are of value in your day to day operations.  Speakers, presenters, and USPS led sessions represent the brightest and best minds in the mailing galaxy.  Everything from equipment to data to processes, giving attendees exposure to what’s working, and what’s coming soon – and in the future.

The Networking – Whether it be reconnecting, or connecting for the first time with colleagues and friends from throughout the mailing industry, the NPF contacts you make are invaluable.  The mailing community is just that – a community of collaborative competitors.  Working together is a common value.

The Opportunities – The rare opportunity to see your customers and prospects face to face, to help get to know them.  The opportunity to learn and benefit from different perspectives from within your own industry.    The opportunity to mentor new members to the mailing community.

Start planning for next year –
2017 National Postal Forum
http://npf.org
May 21 – May 24
Baltimore, MD

I’ll see you there!

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 25th, 2016 at 10:32 am

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Pushing the limits | USPS News Link

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SPS is taking new approaches to delivery to better serve business customers, postal executives said this week.

The organization is continuing to test new kinds of deliveries, such as groceries and bottled water. These tests have sparked significant operational changes, including adopting non-traditional delivery times and flexible carrier scheduling.

“We are evolving by pushing the limits of what we do now,” said Delivery Operations VP Ed Phelan. “We’re innovating in ways that seemed like a pipe dream just a few years ago.”

Phelan and Sales VP Cliff Rucker discussed the changes at the National Postal Forum, where they emphasized the Postal Service’s willingness use operational capabilities to meet the changing needs of business customers.

“We’re committed to working with our customers to become an extension of their brand,” said Rucker.

Source: Pushing the limits | USPS News Link

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 24th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

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U.S. Postal Service Fails in Bid to Raise Prices on Netflix – Hollywood Reporter

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DVDs by mail and streaming are in the “same market”? The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals begs to differ.

Source: U.S. Postal Service Fails in Bid to Raise Prices on Netflix – Hollywood Reporter

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 23rd, 2016 at 3:49 pm

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Smart business | USPS News Link

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USPS eager to serve customers, Cochrane says



Source: Smart business | USPS News Link

Comment:  Actions speak louder than words…

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 23rd, 2016 at 3:48 pm

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USPS Commits To Take A Fresh Look At Postal Plans

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Plans to Consolidate Postal Facilities Remain in “Deferred Status”

Source: USPS Commits To Take A Fresh Look At Postal Plans |

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 23rd, 2016 at 3:46 pm

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Federal Register | Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting

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There would be no need for a “temporary” emergency committee if Congress would DO THEIR JOBS and nominate and confirm USPS Board of Governors members and restore the committee to where it should be.

Source: Federal Register | Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting

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March 23rd, 2016 at 3:44 pm

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Slow Delivery Could Cost the Postal Service Millions This Election Season – Management – GovExec.com

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The U.S. Postal Service could be missing out on critical revenue during the election season as it continues to deliver mail more slowly, according to a new report.

Source: Slow Delivery Could Cost the Postal Service Millions This Election Season – Management – GovExec.com

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 22nd, 2016 at 11:45 am

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US Postmaster General sets out USPS digital strategy « Post & Parcel

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#NPF2016

Speaking at the National Postal Forum in Nashville, US Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has unveiled the US Postal Service (USPS) plans to “lead an information and technology-driven reinvention of mail”.
US Postmaster General sets out USPS digital strategy
“The Postal Service is investing in our digital strategy, because there are limitless opportunities when we combine the power of mail with the ubiquity of mobile,” said Brennan. “We are committed to elevating the role of mail in American marketing and communications, and earning a bigger slice of the marketing pie.”

Source: US Postmaster General sets out USPS digital strategy « Post & Parcel

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 22nd, 2016 at 11:41 am

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