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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 44

USPS to Handle More Than Half a Billion Packages This Season – The Postal Service expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during the 2015 holiday season. In addition, they are projecting approximately 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, which is an …

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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 43

FedEx Forecasts Record Volume This Holiday Season – FedEx predicts it will move a record-breaking 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. This forecast marks a 12.4 percent increase in year-over-year seasonal volume.  The season, which includes one more day than last year, is expected to be bolstered by three volume spikes, including …

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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 42

Try It, You’ll Like It – In 2013 and 2014 the Postal Service offered 13 promotions that provided $87 million in postage discounts.  About $5 million in postage discounts were for products that did not cover their costs, which the Postal Service acknowledges but says was worthwhile because there are longer term benefits to increasing …

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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 41

Major Printers Weigh in on 2016 Postage – Quad Graphics and R.R. Donnelley have come out with their projections for budgeting 2016 postage costs.  The nation’s largest commercial printer, the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, announced on their website the Four Aspects to Consider when Developing Your Postage Budget for 2016.  They provide best and …

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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 39

What Will the Mail of the Future Look Like? – The PostalVision 2020 Initiative is about Reinventing the American Postal Ecosystem of the Future. Founded in 2010 by John Callan they have been engaging stakeholders from all points on the postal platform and beyond in a critical conversation about what future generations should …