UPS Store Honored by USPS With 2012 Mail Innovation Award

ORLANDO, April 5, 2012 – The UPS Store ® franchise network (NYSE:UPS) has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service® at the National Postal Forum here for its participation in Every Door Direct Mail®, which provides small businesses with a cost-effective way to send direct mail.

Last year, The UPS Store announced it was collaborating with the U.S. Postal Service on Every Door Direct Mail to help support direct mail growth along with its own objectives of growing its print business and supporting local small businesses.

Using Every Door Direct Mail, small business customers can work with their local The UPS Store center to create, print and distribute high-quality direct marketing pieces to every address in a designated neighborhood.

“Every Door Direct Mail is a ready-made product for The UPS Store franchisees, who help fellow small business owners with the logistics of running a small business,” said Stuart Mathis, president of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), which franchises The UPS Store locations. “We are honored by this recognition and look forward to continuing our relationship to help grow both our businesses as well as support the small business community.”

Companies nominated for the Mail Innovation Award have demonstrated creativity by finding new ways to use the mail to drive significant business results and mail growth. Since the start of the relationship in September 2011, MBE and U.S. Postal Service have worked together to educate The UPS Store franchise owners on the process as well as how best to position the program to small businesses in their communities. The UPS Store dedicated October 2011 as Every Door Direct Mail Month, promoting the direct mail product to its network of franchised small business owners as well as their customers.

“In addition to providing this service to their small business customers, our franchisees have used Every Door Direct Mail to market their own businesses,” added Mathis. “And they’ve seen results, attracting and retaining small business owners in their communities.”

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  1. Resident Officer Restructuring
    Whereas: The APWU membership continues to shrink at drastic rates.
    Whereas: The amount of National Resident Officers has not decreased at all while their represented members have.
    Whereas: Compared to our sister Postal Labor organizations we are exceptionally top heavy with National Officers.
    Whereas: It makes fiscal sense in the current climate to have this discussion.
    Be it resolved: that the APWU restructure the resident officer structure as follows and institute (by updating the constitution appropriately) said structure effective for the 2013 National Election.
    Eliminate the position of Industrial Relations Director and merge these duties into the Executive Vice President position, to include the oversight of the industrial relations department. Increase the Executive V.P. salary by 15%.
    Eliminate the position of Asst. Legislative Director.
    Eliminate the Director of Organization position, the Research and Education position and the Human Relations position. Create a position titled Union Growth & Improvement Director which will be responsible for all aspects of the three eliminated positions. This positions salary would be the same as the individual salary of the positions it is replacing plus 15%. This position would replace the Industrial Relations Director on the executive board.
    Decrease the amount of Clerk craft assistant directors from 3 to 2.
    Decrease the amount of Maintenance craft assistant directors (currently 2) and National Rep at Large (currently 1) to just 1 assistant director. The lone assistant director would assume the duties of the National Rep. at Large.
    Eliminate the assistant MVS craft director position. Change Article 21 (c) by deleting “the Assistant Director of the MVS division” and replacing it with “the National President will appoint a current MVS NBA as the Director of the MVS division and he/she”.
    For the purpose of clarity, no member running for any of the above mentioned positions (excepting the V.P. position) will be considered the incumbent in any 2013 election literature including the ballots.
    For the purpose of expediency the membership would ask that the Secretary/Treasurer be responsible for making appropriate housekeeping changes to the following Articles (7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 21, and any others missed herein) to align them with the results of this resolution.

  2. Tom…do u like repeating the news?

    what did the award long message say….read like air force gobble de gook…

  3. Letter Carriers President Says S.1789 has Vision, Will Solve USPS Problems and offer Voluntary Early Retirements.
    April 6, 2012 by postal
    Filed under: NALC, postal, postal news, press releases, usps 
    WASHINGTON, April 6, 2012 — In Speech at Rutgers, NALC President Calls on Congress to speed up and Draft Comprehensive Reform, and offer craft employees Early Retirement Incentives.
    Fredric V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, said Friday that Postal Service legislation pending before Congress has long term vision and is urgently needed.
    Instead, he said, Congress and Postal Service management are so focused on cutting costs — including ending Saturday delivery, closing hundreds of post offices and other facilities, delaying delivery times and eliminating 150,000 jobs — that the inevitable result will be more long-term damage.
    Degrading services to residents and business will only drive customers away from the Postal Service, further reducing revenue and eventually destroying the world’s best and most-affordable delivery network, Rolando said. It also will threaten the 7.5 million private-sector mailing industry jobs that depend on a robust Postal Service.
    Rolando spoke at the Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition sponsored by the Center for Research in Regulated Industries at Rutgers University at Newark, N.J. His union consists of 284,000 active Carriers.
    A successful business plan, such as S.1789, he said, would be “strategic” and “far-sighted” and would better leverage the Postal Service’s unique and universal last-mile delivery network; expand the range of services it can offer; and give the Postal Service more flexibility in pricing its products, and would alleviate excessing of employees to distant places, by offering a decent incentive to retire, such as the ones being negotiated by his union and the APWU for April 2012.

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