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Time is Almost Up: The PRC Needs to Hear You’re Against Draconian Postage Rate Increases

Posted February 28, 2018 by in Postal Issues Updates

This week, the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) received a letter from me that began, “We are writing to express our strong opposition to the rate-making framework you have proposed as a result of your 10-year review of the CPI-based annual price cap established under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA).” The language  […]

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A Little “Inside Baseball” as the PRC Launches Its Rate and Regulatory Review

Posted January 10, 2017 by in Postal Issues Updates

It’s another month before pitchers and catchers arrive for the start of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training camps. While it may be a little early to start talking baseball, things are already heating up around several issues related to the U.S. Postal Service, so let’s talk a little “inside baseball” about what’s going on in  […]

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Summer Postal Update

Posted August 5, 2016 by in Postal Issues Updates

It’s the dog days of summer, and even Minnesota has been experiencing temperatures in the upper 90s. Summer travel for the IWCO Direct postal team has included industry association meetings and USPS-sponsored events such as the Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) and Mailing Industry Area Focus Group Meetings. So it seems like a good time  […]

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Exigent Surcharge is Over: Postage Rates Slated to Drop in April

Posted March 1, 2016 by in Announcements, Postal Issues Updates

Those of us involved in the mailing industry are about to witness a unique event: Falling postage prices. The Postal Service has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that it will remove the exigent surcharge from postage rates on Sunday, April 10. The PRC rulings that allowed the Postal Service to collect the exigent surcharge  […]

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Postal Service News from the MTAC Meetings

Posted January 20, 2016 by in Postal Issues Updates

Last week, I was able to escape the freezing temperatures in the Midwest for the (relatively) balmier weather of Washington D.C. and the quarterly Mailers Technical Advisory Council (MTAC) meetings. A lot of Postal Service news was shared during the meetings that could have a big impact on our industry, so today I wanted to  […]

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The Postage Rates Landscape for 2016

Posted December 8, 2015 by in Postal Issues Updates

At this time of year, children may be nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, but those of us involved in the mailing industry are more likely to be dreaming about what to do with our 2016 postage budgets. Although the outlook for postage rates in 2016  […]

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