New IPhone App lets users create and mail greeting cards

Apple’s app sends shares of card makers tumbling NEW YORK (AP) — Apple, which revealed a new app Tuesday that lets users to create and mail greeting cards with their iPhones, might want to consider crafting its own condolence card for traditional greeting card companies. A brief mention the $2.99 app that lets people design […]

USPS To Test Greeting Cards Using Prepaid Postage

Samples of greeting card envelopes bearing prepaid postage and Intelligent Mail barcodes to be used in an upcoming market test. The Postal Service has begun a 2-year test of its Alternate Postage Payment method for greeting cards. This new payment method allows customers to send greeting cards without affixing postage. Greeting card companies producing the […]

USPS Makes it Simple to Send Season’s Greetings

Create Customized Cards, Produce Personalized Postage WASHINGTON — Turn precious digital photos into greeting cards and postage stamps with a simple click of the mouse. Create a treasured holiday greeting at without ever leaving the house. “The Postal Service’s website brings the card store directly to you,” said Paul Vogel, president, Mailing and Shipping […]

Friends have exchanged same greeting card for 40 years

In October 1970, his friend was pushing 40. Newhouse decided to send a birthday card. “These days you can rent almost anything,” said the card’s exterior. Inside the message continued, directing the recipient to return the card in time so the sender could get his “deposit” back. That’s all it took for the card to […]

USPS and Hallmark To Introduce New Line Of Postage-paid Greeting Postcards

Starting next week, USPS and Hallmark will introduce a new line of postage-paid greeting postcards. The postcards use Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) technology, allowing customers to buy them with pre-paid postage — also referred to as “Alternative Postage Payment.” The postcards come in packs of eight. There are two sets, each with eight unique designs. […]

USPS To Hold Public Meeting On Consolidation of Fox Valley and South Surburban Illinois P & DCs

AREA MAIL PROCESSING (AMP) FEASIBILITY STUDY Fox Valley, IL P&DC to South Suburban, IL P&DC Date: 5/19/10 Area Mail Processing (AMP) is the consolidation of mail processing operations from one or more postal facilities to other facilities to improve operational efficiency and/or service. An AMP study was initiated to evaluate the transfer of originating mail […]

USPS Partners With Hallmark to Provide Greeting Cards At Post Offices

The Postal Service has partnered with Hallmark to provide greeting cards. Reportedly the “Greeting Card test pilot” will be performed in 1,500 Post Offices. The test phase is expected to run at least one (1) year which started October 1, 2009. USPS intends full implementation to approximately 15,000 Post Offices. USPS has implemented the Greeting Card […]