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Postal Trendwatch – September 2016 Click here to download the full report as PDF. Mail Use Study Illustrates Postal Service’s Shifting Role Executive Summary Declines across categories of mail continue to cause gradual shifts to the U.S. Postal Service’s role in Americans’ everyday lives, according [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service, a National – and Constitutional – Treasure Fredric Rolando is president of the National Association of Letter Carriers. —————————— The Lexington Institute’s Don Soifer has done some in-depth pieces on the U.S. Postal Service, including a recent one on the financial picture at USPS. I appreciate the [Read More...]
Collect on Delivery: $54 Billion in Unfunded Postal Retiree Health Benefits? The U.S. Postal Service earned $68.9 billion in total revenue last year – -that’s the good news.  The less-good news, unfortunately, was that it reported $73.8 billion in operating expenses for the year. But the really bad news is that [Read More...]
World’s Postal Leaders Scrutinize Reform Proposals International Postal Update — July 2016 26th UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS THIS FALL IN ISTANBUL From September 20 to October 7, postal officials from across the globe will gather in Istanbul, Turkey, to shape the future of the sector. The Universal [Read More...]
Practices of the U.S. Postal Service That Imply Anti-Competitive Behavior: Historical Parallels and Remedies Across Other Regulated Sectors Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. As have previous government monopolies, the U.S. Postal Service has been engaging in a pattern of business practices that appear anti-competitive, leveraging postal law to enable it to gain impermissible [Read More...]
Is Your Mailman (Unwittingly) a Drug Dealer? (From the Baltimore Sun) Securing our nation’s borders against illegal entrants has become the most reverberant, and often most polarizing, rallying cry of the nation’s recent political discourse. But a different kind of illegal threat entering this country every day is at least as [Read More...]
Quick Reference to the U.S. Postal Service March 2016 Introduction The U.S. Postal Service is an independent federal agency that must deliver mail to all Americans according to a standardized pricing schedule. Despite a legally guaranteed monopoly on non-urgent mail and exclusive rights of access to Americans’ [Read More...]
Postal Service “Profits” are Nothing to Write Home About The U.S. Postal Service has finally delivered — a profit, that is. Last month, the beleaguered government agency reported its first net quarterly profit in five years. Have Americans rediscovered their love of greeting cards? Not really. A closer look [Read More...]
International Postal Update — April 2016 POSTAL OPERATORS WORLDWIDE SEEK COMPETITIVE EDGE FROM TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS USPS UPGRADING PACKAGE DELIVERY NETWORK The U.S. Postal Service is investing heavily in major technology initiatives with a focus on improving delivery of its competitive package products. Over the past two [Read More...]
International Postal Update — January 2016 NEW REPORT: EUROPEAN POSTS OVERCHARGE CONSUMERS ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING International shipping within Europe can cost up to five times as much as domestic shipping, according to new research from Saint-Louis University in Brussels, Belgium, conducted on behalf of the European [Read More...]
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