Archive for July, 2013

USPS® Collect on Delivery (COD) is changing

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | July 19, 2013 | 6 Comments

Collect on Delivery (COD) is getting a makeover. Beginning July 28, the Postal Service is changing its Collect on Delivery service to reduce claims and redelivery costs and improve visibility for shippers and USPS. The retention period for payment and pickup will change, some customers will be able to receive email and SMS text notifications of […]


The USPS® previews proposed 2014 changes

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | July 16, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Postal Service® has published on RIBBS, a document titled January 2014 Release – Proposed Structure Changes Pre Release Document. While nothing is yet final and some proposed 2014 changes may not be implemented, it is very important to understand where the Postal Service is heading how mailers may be impacted. Proposed 2014 changes may appear cosmetic […]


Intelligent Mail FACTS – Understanding Full Service

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | July 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

A collaboration amongst numerous Intelligent Mail® barcode experts inside of Pitney Bowes has resulted in an excellent list of Full Service Intelligent Mail facts relating to the January 26, 2014 Full Service IMb™ requirements.  If you are a Pitney Bowes client, Sales Consultant, or mailer who is not yet a Pitney Bowes client but wants to realize financial and strategic advantages […]


Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® – Changes arrive on July 28th

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | July 1, 2013 | No Comments

Mailers, now, there are even more great reasons to ship with Priority Mail® service. “By adding insurance and delivery day predictability, we’re making Priority Mail® better than ever,” said Nagisa Manabe, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, USPS®, about the changes coming to the expedited product lineup. “It’s simply the right choice for America’s shipping, bar […]