Rate Increases Target Small Parcel Shippers

This past week, Patrick Barnard wrote an interesting piece in Multichannel Merchant about how small parcel shippers are taking the brunt of USPS price increases. The USPS introduced shaped based postage back in May of 2007. In May of 2008, the post office increased prices again with another dramatic increase for parcel shippers. Once again, the May 2009 price increases target companies mailing small, light weight packages. Standard mail parcels will increase roughly 16%. When will the rates stabilize for small parcel shippers? Good question.

Coming off a dismal first quarterly (Oct – Dec) earnings report where losses exceeded $380 million, should the USPS focus on maintaining revenue or maintaining mail volume, or is there a balance?

by Bob Makofsky


About Bob Makofsky

Bob runs operations and marketing and is Conformer’s resident postal expert. Bob has over a dozen years of entrepreneurial experience in the technology industry, in both marketing and business development roles ranging from negotiating $100 million-plus contracts nationally and abroad to developing marketing campaigns. He is regularly featured in print and packaging trade magazines on innovation. Bob is a competitive cyclist and longtime member of the Century Road Club Association in Central Park, competing in the Empire State Games (2007, 2008). Bob graduated from the University of Denver.
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