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PRC Extends Postal Service’s Exigent Surcharge, Likely Into Spring 2016

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | August 13, 2015 | No Comments

USPS Exigent Rate

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has ruled that the United States Postal Service’s (USPS®) temporary exigent rate increase will remain in place beyond this year and likely through Spring 2016. Prior to the ruling, there was some thought that exigent surcharge of 4.3 percent – implemented January 26, 2014, for Market Dominant products First Class […]

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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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USPS® Proposes Rate Changes for April 2015: What You Need to Know – Part 2

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | March 3, 2015 | No Comments

USPS April Rate Change Shipping

Editor’s Note: On April 16, the USPS refiled its proposal with the PRC. Please see here for more information. As part of its most recent rate change proposal – which also includes new rates for mailing services – the United States Postal Service® is proposing to raise prices an average of 3.4 percent across the board […]

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USPS Proposes Rate Changes for April 2015: What You Need to Know

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | February 19, 2015 | No Comments

USPS April 2015 Rate Change

Editor’s Note: On April 16, the USPS refiled its proposal with the PRC. Please see here for more information. Right on the heels of September 2014 rate changes to Priority Mail®, the final rollout of the Intelligent Mail® package barcode (IMpb) program, and a new postmaster general, the United States Postal Service has submitted two rate […]

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USPS® Announces Proposed Promotions and Incentives for 2015

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC | November 24, 2014 | No Comments

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The U.S. Postal Service® has announced four cost-saving promotions and incentives for 2015. Not only are these promotions designed to save mailers money and generate new business, but they could also help the Postal Service™ reduce the decline in First-Class™ letter mail volume. In past years, the Postal Service has offered as many as eight […]

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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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