There’s been a lot of talk, questions and hand-wringing over the Postal Service’s recent request for an exigent (emergency) price increase.
To provide a unified voice in opposing the matter, an unprecedented coalition of businesses and mailing organizations have formed the Affordable Mail Alliance. Since the announcement, the Alliance has added more than 250 members, bringing its total to more than 650. This includes nonprofits, large and small businesses, newspaper and magazine publishers, consumer groups and everyday customers from Grass Valley, California to Mayville, Wisconsin to Ellsworth, Maine.
The Alliance makes the following points against the Postal Service’s request:
- The conditions laid out in the request do not meet the definition of “extraordinary and exceptional circumstances” envisioned in the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006
- Postage price increase in excess of the rate of inflation will do further harm to the struggling mailing industry
- The USPS has not taken sufficient steps to streamline its processing network to align with current mail volumes
IWCO Direct is a proud member of the Affordable Mail Alliance and supports its goals. If your business or livelihood depends on an affordable and viable postal service, we urge you to join this important Alliance. It’s easy to do, just send an email to AffordableMailAlliance@gmail.com and tell them you want to join the coalition.
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