As part of Columbia University's push for greater sustainability, the New York City university's Print, Copier, Mail & Transportation operation has made some major changes to the fleet used by its mail delivery team as it migrates from fossil fuel to clean energy vehicles.
Marketing Mail revenue declined by $121 million compared to the same quarter last year. Periodicals revenue dropped $38 million, and Marketing Mail revenue declined by $121 million. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan blames "imbalances in our business model."
Each year, the U.S. Postal Service reports a steady decline in First Class Mail. Decreasing volumes combined with faster equipment means there’s too much production capacity in the industry. In a new blog, Mark Fallon, president and CEO of The Berkshire Co., looks into this unstoppable trend.
The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, which represents the printing and mailing industries, wants Congress to retain the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act that determines and sets price caps on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s rate-setting process for the U.S Postal Service.
Consumer price index (CPI)-based price increases were not enough to offset revenue lost from declining volumes.
Steven Kaczorowski admitted to helping the mail service provider owner defraud the USPS out of more than $1.5 million in postage.
Consumers are so used to the ability to receive paper-based documents that we can’t imagine being deprived of our “right” to have it – but the entitlement isn’t as well grounded as we think.
As you seek new services for your in-plant to offer, don’t forget to look outside the walls of your print shop. At The University of Texas at Austin, Document Solutions Director Richard Beto discovered a way to capitalize on his staff delivering print and mail to every building on campus on a daily basis.
To get a better understanding of the mailing services in-plants provide, how mail and package volumes are changing and which mailing technologies in-plants are installing, we surveyed our readers and are in the midst of writing a research report. Here are some of our initial findings.
Mail is a major part of many in-plant operations. Our data shows that more than 60% of in-plants offer mailing services. To analyze the growth of in-house mail and the opportunities mail can bring, IPG has launched a new survey. It's open to all in-plants, even those that don't offer mail services, and participants are eligible for prizes.
The USPS has brought back promotions for 2019. Do you have a planned strategy to not only save money on postage, but really stand out?
Overseen by Two Sides North America, the Keep Me Posted North America campaign will focus on educating and challenging corporations that are removing consumer choice and charging fees for paper.
By now you've no doubt heard of the USPS Informed Delivery program, which gives consumers a sneak peak at what's coming to their mailboxes each day. What you may not realize is that this program provides an opportunity for in-plants to add value to their customers' mailings.
The proposed price changes will take effect Jan. 27, 2019, if approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The proposed prices would raise mailing services product prices approximately 2.5%.
Discounts for the IPMA’s Annual Educational Conference and Vendor Fair end in December. The event will take place June 2-6, 2019 in Louisville, Ky.
Direct mail is a very effective marketing channel; however, when you add a mobile element such as augmented reality to it, you have the opportunity to skyrocket your results. I say "opportunity" using augmented reality with direct mail, because you need to use the AR effectively.
The National Association of College and University Mail Services held its annual conference this week filled with educational sessions that covered a variety of mail-related topics.