New Postal Service Pricing Announced

Postmaster General Reaches Out to Business Mailers

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe today signaled a new direction in continuing to improve customer relations within the mailing industry by consulting with industry representatives on the effective date for new prices and by relaxing some guidelines on implementing Intelligent Mail services.

“Working together as an industry we can address continuing economic challenges in a way that allows the Postal Service to generate much needed revenue while ..read more

The Big Postal Hike is Dead, But Rates Could Jump Up to 2 Percent Next Year

Question is not if, but when.

by MATT KINSMAN at FolioMag.com

Last week the magazine industry celebrated the Postal Regulatory Commission’s unanimous decision to deny the United States Postal Service’s attempt to break its existing CPI cap and raise rates for periodical mailers by 8 percent and ..read more

PRC RULING ON PRICE FILING

POSTMASTER GENERAL ISSUES STATEMENT

Here is the statement of Postmaster General John Potter on today’s Postal Regulatory Commission ruling:

We are disappointed to learn that the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has denied our price filing. But we are encouraged by their acknowledgment and understanding of the larger financial risk we face through the mandated prefunding of Retiree Health Benefits.

Clearly, the Postal Service is a viable business. Maintaining that status requires elimination of several legislatively-imposed constraints that hamper our ..read more

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