Mailer Solutions

Will Pandemic and Politics Put Postal Service in Peril? Here Are the Facts.
June 16, 2020 at 8:05 pm

Depending upon which experts you heed, the U.S. Postal Service is either just a few months away from insolvency or it’s in no danger of running out of cash any time soon. The purpose of accounting, one of my favorite professors used to say, is to give people the information they need to make decisions. Postal accounting, however, is more like a Rorschach inkblot test...

The U.S. Postal Service Needs Financial Protection
April 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm

COVID-19 may have frozen ad budgets, including direct mail, but the financial woes of the U.S. Postal Service have pre-dated the current crisis. Calls for postal reform to facilitate all types of fiscal fixes have gone unanswered, despite bipartisan support to get the job done...

The Long Wait is Over: USPS Promotions Back for 2019
January 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Although USPS mailing promotions took a break in 2018, they are back for 2019. This year there are five old ones and one new one. Rob Hanks of Suttle-Straus Inc. highlights them here...

USPS Rules EnvyPak's Clear Envelopes Can Reduce Postage Up to 57 Percent
August 28, 2018 at 4:47 pm

EnvyPak, Columbus, Ohio, received another new ruling from the United States Postal Service (USPS) that provides lower automation letter rates for a specially-formatted, polypropylene (poly) envelope that now does not require an affixed mailing label, can be sealed with glue applied by lettershops and is fully machine-insertable.

Mohawk Introduces ‘A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes’
August 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., announced the release of "A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes," the latest in a series of comprehensive, printed guides designed to inspire and educate designers, their clients and printers on...

Idealliance Mail Survey Confirms What Mailers Expect from the USPS
June 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Idealliance, the association for the Visual Communications and Media Industry, reported that results of its Second Annual Mail Industry Survey have underscored the importance participants throughout the mail supply chain place on effective communication with the U.S. Postal Service...

Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill Passes Through House Committee
March 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Last week, with a bipartisan voice vote, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, as amended. Upon approval, the bill’s original cosponsors...

The Holiday Shipping Deadlines You Need to Know
December 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

The holiday season: Depending on whom you ask, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the busiest shipping season of the year. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) expects to handle approximately 750 million packages during the 2016 holiday season, an increase of more than 12 percent over 2015...