USPS Announces Restrictions on ‘Hover Board’ Shipping

by Paul Kovlakas |December 18, 2015|No Comments

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As of December 16, 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) is limiting the shipping of motorized balance boards, commonly referred to as ‘hover boards’, to ground services only. Motorized balance boards or hover boards can only be shipped via Standard Post™ or Parcel Select, as these services use ground transportation. This new policy is due […]

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USPS January 2016 Rate Increase for Mailing and Shipping Services

by Paul Kovlakas |November 24, 2015|8 Comments

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The United States Postal Service (USPS®) will be raising rates on commercial Priority Mail® products – for the first time in three years – as well as for other Shipping Services products, effective January 17, 2016. The average rate increase for Priority Mail is 9.8 percent, while the average overall Shipping Services rate increase is […]

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USPS® Receives Final Approval for May 31 Rate Change

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |May 15, 2015|1 Comment

USPS May Rate Change

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the United States Postal Service’s (USPS®) proposed rate changes for Standard Mail, Periodicals and Package Services, meaning that all adjustments to shipping and mailing services will now take full effect May 31, 2015. The final ruling comes more than two months after the PRC approved changes to First-Class […]

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USPS® Targets May 31 for Mailing and Shipping Price Change

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |April 17, 2015|No Comments

USPS Rate Change

The United States Postal Service (USPS®) has re-filed its price adjustment proposal, originally scheduled to take effect April 26, 2015. It is now targeting May 31, 2015, for new shipping and mailing prices to take effect. In re-filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the USPS has taken its first action related to the  price […]

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USPS Postpones April Rate Change

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |March 30, 2015|No Comments

USPS Delays April Rate Change

Editor’s Note: On April 16, the USPS refiled its proposal with the PRC. Please see here for more information. After several months of proposals and revisions around a proposed rate change for mail and shipping services, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) has opted to delay, in full, all price adjustments that had previously been scheduled […]

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USPS® Resubmits April Rate Change Proposal to PRC

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |March 17, 2015|No Comments

USPS April Rate Change

Editor’s Note: On April 16, the USPS refiled its proposal with the PRC. Please see here for more information. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has responded to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) ruling that it must revise certain elements of its rate change proposal, scheduled to be implemented in April. On March 12, the USPS […]

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Megan Brennan Named First Female USPS® Postmaster General and CEO

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |November 19, 2014|No Comments

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The United States Postal Service® has announced that current COO Megan Brennan will succeed Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe as the 74th Postmaster General in 2015. The appointment came shortly after Donohoe announced his plans to retire in February 2015. Brennan’s appointment is significant, not just because of her lengthy resume with the organization, […]

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Seven Days of Shipping: U.S. Postal Service Adds Sunday Delivery for Busy Holiday Season

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |November 7, 2014|1 Comment

Holiday Shipping

The United States Postal Service has given its customers an early holiday present this year, by announcing yesterday that it would offer seven-day package delivery in select markets throughout the busy holiday season, from November 17 through Christmas Day. The decision should help offset the record shipping volumes expected by the USPS® this holiday season […]

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USPS Publishes Final Rule on Priority Mail and other Proposed Changes for September 2014

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |August 14, 2014|No Comments

The United States Postal Service® has published its Final Rule for proposed changes to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to reflect changes to some of the prices for Priority Mail® and the mailing standards for Premium Forwarding Service Commercial™ competitive products. The USPS initially filed notice with the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission to adjust Priority Mail […]

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USPS Suspends Electronic Delivery Confirmation International to Seven Countries

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |July 1, 2014|No Comments

In July 2013, the Postal Service™ announced expansion of Electronic Delivery Confirmation International Service to countries in addition to Canada. Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service is available only electronically by using USPS-approved PC Postage vendors, Click-N-Ship, Click-N-Ship for Business, Webtools, and Global Shipping Software (GSS) or other USPS-approved software.  Effective June 12, 2014, the USPS has […]

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