Tag Archives: United States Postal Service

Canada Post Strike Suspends USPS Service

Last week, we received a strange notice from the USPS informing the industry that it would not be accepting any outbound mail to Canada.  Not only would they not deliver it, but they also wouldn’t accept it.  As of last … Continue reading

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Try Googling “USPS Damaged My Package”

Yesterday the USPS delivered a package from Amazon in a corrugated box that looked like it been tossed into a cage of chimpanzees just before feeding hour.  Normally, you think of corrugated boxes as being on the indestructible side of … Continue reading

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Postmaster General Abruptly Announces Retirement

Postmaster General Jack Potter, after serving nine years in that role, announced his retirement today, effective next month.  Patrick Donahoe, current Deputy Postmaster General, will take over as the new PMG. I have had the pleasure of meeting Patrick Donahoe … Continue reading

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USPS Innovation: A Closed-Door Affair

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending National Postal Customer Council Day at Gotham Hall in NYC.  If USPS matters are important to your business, this is a must-attend annual event. Similar to last year’s simulcast, this year’s … Continue reading

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USPS Marketing Exec Robert Bernstock Resigns

As an innovator of packaging and postal solutions, I have learned all about the strict regulations of the United States Postal Service. As an entrepreneur, I often find these rules, established to prevent vendor favoritism, frustrating, time-consuming, and generally counterproductive … Continue reading

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Hall of Shame #5, S&H

How many times have you shopped online only to abandon your shopping cart when you see the shipping and handling charge?  I do it all the time. When I talk to the packaging industry about changing packaging to improve postage … Continue reading

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Conformer to Speak at Envelope Manufacturers Conference

The executive team here at Conformer, Marvin, Sari, and I will be participating in a presentation and panel discussion at the Envelope Manufacturers Association fall conference.  The topic of discussion is a core value of our organization — innovation. The … Continue reading

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News from Postmaster General Jack Potter

Greetings from National Postal Customer Council Day, aka National PCC DAY. I attended this event in San Francisco while my colleagues Marv and Bob heard Jack Potter speak live to the NY chapter. My live televised version of this events … Continue reading

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Uncommon Economic Indicators, Post Office Sale?

National Public Radio in NYC has been running a series recently called Uncommon Economic Indicators. Here is an unfortunate sign of the times. The USPS is currently running a summer sale for high volume, high saturation standard mail customers.  Now, … Continue reading

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Girls Gone Wild, Hot For Conformer

I was up late last night watching an exciting stage of the Tour de France when a Girls Gone Wild infomercial came on.  Suddenly, I thought (as any man would), “Wow, these girls get great postage rates thanks to Conformer.” … Continue reading

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