The U.S. Postal Service and the Dangers of Monopoly Power From the Examiner When purchasing a 49-cent postage stamp to send a greeting card or pay a bill, most of us probably think that we’re getting a good deal — covering the costs of our friendly neighborhood letter carriers and [Read More...]
International Postal Update — June 2015 TERMINAL DUES FOCUS OF U.S. HOUSE HEARING “Fair Competition in International Shipping” was the focus of a hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 16.  Hearing participants discussed terminal dues, the international [Read More...]
Postal Trendwatch – May 2015 Click here to download the full report as PDF. Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) lost $754 million in Q1 FY 2015 despite an increase in revenue. The loss is more than double the agency’s $354 million deficit in [Read More...]
International Postal Update — February 2015 REPORT FUELS CALLS FOR CHANGES IN TERMINAL DUES A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission concluded that the current system for assigning fees between countries for mail and small packages sent internationally produces market distortions and disruptions [Read More...]
Postal Service Must Come Clean on Costs From The Detroit News Early in 2015, the U.S. Postal Service will welcome a new chief executive — Megan Brennan, the first female postmaster general in the agency’s 200-plus-year history. She’ll have her work cut out for her. The agency, [Read More...]
The United States Remains A Logistics And Sustainment Superpower For some time now, public discussions of the state of the U.S. military have focused almost exclusively on shrinking forces, aging equipment, declining investments in modernization and loss of critical skills and capabilities. Were this not bad enough, senior defense [Read More...]
International Postal Update — October 2014 ELECTION-RELATED REVENUE BOLSTERING POSTAL FINANCES Election mail is becoming a major source of income for postal operators around the world and appears to be improving voter participation rates. Voting by mail is gaining popularity in the United States. In California, [Read More...]
Postal Service Competes For Package Delivery Business On The Backs Of American Letter Writers The mission of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, universal mail service. In order to ensure sufficient revenues to meet its obligations, the USPS was granted a monopoly on the delivery of [Read More...]
International Postal Update — July 2014 U.S. EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICES FACE BARRIERS ABROAD The 2014 National Trade Estimate Report by the U.S. Trade Representative identified barriers it says hinder market access for U.S. express delivery companies across the globe. In Brazil, the government charges a flat [Read More...]
Brazil’s Diverse (and Popular) Postal Services Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 2 Executive Summary Brazil’s national postal operator, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT or Correios) is the country’s designated provider of universal [Read More...]
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