Archive for April 13th, 2016

Will Publishers Be Ready for the USPS’s Data Deluge? – Publishing Executive

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A new USPS venture called Informed Delivery could create huge opportunities for publishers to collect massive amounts of consumer data & sell targeted ads.

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 13th, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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USPS Response to Taxpayers Protection Alliance

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In a recent opinion column, David Williams of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance discussed the Postal Service’s need for the eight vacant seats on its Board of Governors to be filled. We completely agree with Mr. Williams on this point and strongly urge the Senate to confirm the current nominees, most of whom have already been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. A full Board made up of well-qualified Governors with diverse perspectives is best suited to ensure the interests of the American public are represented in accordance with the policies set forth by Congress in the postal statute.

PA Blog Note:  On this point, I agree with Mr. Williams and the USPS.  Congress needs to do their jobs and approve nominees.  If they can’t, they need to lose their jobs next election and the voting public needs to elect folks who can.

There are other points made in the full response, however, I do not agree with.  On the subject of cost reductions and competitive disadvantages, I disagree.  USPS continues to throw good money after bad, getting into business that they, frankly, have no business being in.  As far as competitive disadvantages goes – the USPS is not supposed to be a business in the first place.  They are supposed to provide reliable, universal, delivery service to the American people.  The USPS should focus on their purpose.  

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 13th, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Posted in USPS