PMG blames unions, mailers in farewell speech at National Press Club

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe blames unions and mailers in farewell speech at National Press Club In his farewell speech at the National Press Club today, outgoing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe suggested that union and mailer groups’ “shortsightedness and myopia” have impeded efforts in Congress to modernize USPS. Donahoe also suggested that young people […]

Mailers Perplexed by USPS Decision to Move Forward on Postal exigency Request

The following has been sent by the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, the Association for Postal Commerce, the Direct Marketing Association, and the Association of Magazine Media to the Postmaster General of the United States regarding the Postal Service’s decision to move forward with a postal exigency request. We are perplexed. In your presentations to the […]

Postal Service to integrate with PayPal in October, launch TV campaign this month

From Direct Marketing news The U.S. Postal Service will let consumers make purchases on with PayPal beginning next month. The organization will also streamline users’ site accounts into one umbrella login and make site pages available in Chinese and Spanish, said USPS spokesperson Patricia Licata. The USPS will also launch a TV ad campaign […]

DMA Applauds Postal Service’s New Cost-Cutting Proposals

Press Release from the Direct Marketing Association August 12, 2011 – The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) applauds Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe for proposing new cost-cutting ideas for the US Postal Service (USPS) for Congress and the postal community to examine. To return to financial stability, the Postal Service has stated that it is seeking […]

Editorial Response: Issa-Ross Bill Would Hurt Nonprofits, Says DMA

August 2, 2011 — In response to an editorial published July 28 by the Washington Post entitled, “A Better Route for USPS,” the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) comments:  The editorial, “A Better Route for USPS,” supporting the postal legislation introduced by Representatives Issa and Ross, correctly highlights the financial situation facing the US Postal Service […]

National Association of Presort Mailers Hires Retired USPS Manager as Executive Director

The National Association of Presort Mailers announced today that Robert Galaher has accepted the position of Executive Director for the association starting August 1, 2011. Bob recently retired from the United States Postal Service after 37 years of dedicated service. Bob has always been a change agent for the Postal Service. Starting out as distribution […]

Sen. Carper Statement on Rep. Issa’s Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, released a statement in response to the introduction of the Postal Reform Act by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Sen. Carper introduced the […]

USPS offers marketers discount with mobile barcode promotion

Mobile Barcodes Help Direct Mailers Enter the Age of Interactive Mail WASHINGTON —To help propel the mailing industry into the age of mobile interactivity, the U.S. Postal Service today announced a promotion designed to complement the enduring ability of direct mail to target customers and deliver results for marketers. During July and August, the Postal […]

House Subcommittee holds hearing on mailing industry May 12

The House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy has scheduled a hearing entitled “Where Have All The Letters Gone? – The Mailing Industry And Its Future” at 9:30am Thursday May 12, in room 2247 of Rayburn House Office Building. Witnesses Dave Riebe President of Logistics and Distribution Quad/Graphics Jerry Cerasale Senior […]

Postal Service Offers Big Savings in Small Package Shipping

New Regional Ground Service for Commercial Shippers WASHINGTON — Commercial shippers seeking an economical solution for delivery of small packages now have a new service available from the U.S. Postal Service. Introduced April 17, Parcel Select Regional Ground offers competitive pricing for high-volume business-to-consumer shippers. With an attractive value proposition for delivery of small packages […]