It’s that time of year when the budgeting process shifts into high gear, and mailers start asking about what may change in the coming year’s postage rates. The 2020 rate proposal, filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) last week, was mostly in line with what letter mailers had expected […]
Cost, cycle time, and response. It’s interesting that these three topics are always brought up, and always in this order, when we ask our clients what keeps them up at night. We would expect them to be listed in the reverse order. Here’s how it usually breaks down for marketers.
We hope you saw the exciting news we shared earlier today that Bob Rosser, director of postal affairs at IWCO Direct, has been elected as Industry Vice Chair of MTAC. Bob will serve in that role until the end of next year, at which point he will transition to Industry Chair through the end of 2023 [...]
June was a popular month for postal meetings. It started with the Association for Postal Commerce’s (PostCom) Study Day review of postal policy, followed by the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) spring meeting, during which members of the mailing industry discussed issues of concern with USPS executives, and wrapped up with the Idealliance Postal Operations & Technologies Council (POTC) (hosted by IWCO Direct), which addressed the operational side of industry/USPS interactions [...]
IWCO Direct is actively involved in a number of associations that advocate for the mailing industry on postal issues, including EMA, PostCom, and Idealliance. We believe it’s important to be vocal about issues ranging from postal reform legislation to mail preparation and other postal operational concerns [...]