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Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Takes on the USPS Crisis

Jon Stewart is so good at what he does that I’ll just let him speak for himself.  He delivered 6 minutes of pure comedy last night on the Daily Show in his commentary about the USPS financial crisis.    Here’s … Continue reading

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USPS Faces Imminent Insolvency

According to the latest, and remarkably candid, report from the U.S. Postal Service, the USPS will be insolvent on September 1.  That’s this Thursday.  Congress and Hurricane Irene have been hogging the recent headlines, making this the biggest underreported story … Continue reading

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Location, Location… Postal Location

Back in my consumer-packaged-goods days, my personal world travels always included the local markets.  Deciphering the inner logic to the packaging, merchandise assortment, and store environment was a fun way to unlock a particular culture’s attitudes, behaviors, and cultural idiosyncrasies. These … Continue reading

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Media Finally Gets the USPS Crisis Story Right

Bravo to Sean Collins Walsh at The New York Times for nailing the real story behind the U.S. Postal Service financial crisis.  Despite the volume of topical stories associated with the precipitous drop in mail volume, no journalist captured the … Continue reading

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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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USPS Tutorial: How to Save Postage

It’s been four years since the U.S. Postal Service changed its price structure. That doesn’t mean that the USPS has gotten better at explaining its not-so-new rate system to customers. Their website will price your mailing, but won’t give you … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: ‘Blackhole’ Virus Attacks End Users on USPS’s Intelligent Mail Services Website

Conformer Products has just been alerted this morning that the United States Postal Serviced website has become a victim of one of the more robust viruses called “Blackhole” that is well designed to evade antivirus detection and get onto as … 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 Appeals Postal Regulatory Commission’s Rejection of Price Increase

Late-breaking news learned here at the EMA annual meeting in Kansas City where the U.S. Postal Service is, is a hot topic for obvious reasons. We told you here about how the USPS’s request to raise its prices more than … Continue reading

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USPS Investment Puts Money in Your Pocket

About a year ago, the U.S. Postal Service put out a detailed report on exactly how its investment in technology has “revolutionized the way the USPS processes flat mail.” It was such an important operational shift that the USPS moved … Continue reading

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