Tag Archives: United States Postal Service

Hall of Shame #2: Why creative folks should consult with postal folks

Last night I flipped through my mail to find an “Invitation” to a special event at a fancy shoe store on Madison Ave.  Okay, my wife received it, but I opened it… Error #1 – The fancy 6 x 8 … Continue reading

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White Paper: Infinity Resources Cuts DVD Postage 145%

Easing Postage Pressures How to Get in Shape and Optimize Savings Executive Summary ●      After the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) restructured rates in May 2007, Chicago fulfillment company Infinity Resources, Inc. saw its postage costs increase 166% for media mailed … Continue reading

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Standard Mail Price Up 14% from 2008

New Standard Mail pricing implemented today, May 11th, 2009 show significant increases on flats, NFMs, and Parcels.  Hardest hit are customers shipping light weight packages like CDs, DVDs, and video games. Under last years rates, shipping a 4 ounce DVD … Continue reading

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Mail Volume Drops, USPS Price Increases 15%

I awoke this morning to a news report of the USPS increasing postage by $0.02 today.  The report went on to mention that USPS rates have increased across the board with an average increase no greater than the Consumer Price … Continue reading

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First Class Mail Holds Steady

My quick analysis below shows that the Postal Regulatory Commission has held steady to their word of increasing postage rates in line with the Consumer Price Index.  Rates for 2009, implemented today show a 3% increase over 2008. Interesting to … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Takes on a New Dimension

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPj50_-2Op4] Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley? Flat Stanley, the storybook character, is something of a grade school celebrity.  As my mother read this book aloud to my son the other day, the parallels between the Flat Stanley story … Continue reading

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