SPECIAL NOTICE: PRC Approves Special Services Price Adjustments

New Prices are Scheduled to Take Effect April 26, 2015

On March 10, 2015, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued Order No. 2388 on Price Adjustments for Special Services finding the new Postal Service pricing to be consistent with the Consumer Price Index based price cap under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006.

The …


SPECIAL NOTICE: USPS Responses to PRC Ruling

Postal Service Statement on Postal Regulatory Commission Ruling

The Postal Service today filed a response to Postal Regulatory Commission Order No. 2378, in which the Commission remanded proposed rates for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services. The Postal Service’s response contains adjusted pricing and further explanation consistent with the Commission’s Order. The scheduled implementation date for …


SPECIAL NOTICE: PRC Remands Proposed Price Adjustments to USPS

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issue Order 2378 today stating, “As currently proposed, prices for the Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services classes (due to be implemented on April 26th) do not comply with certain statutory and regulatory requirements and are therefore remanded to the Postal Service for further action.”



  • The Commission determines that the unequal …

Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 09

New Magazine Launches: A February to Remember – February 2015 saw 65 new titles hit newsstands, with 16 of those launches promising regular frequency. Specials were once again diversely niche, offering everything from March Madness to The Sound of Music. Cooking and eating healthy remained a strong voice in new magazines and also book-a-zines devoted to …


Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 08

Why the Print Catalog Is Back in Style – While Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue have been mailing catalogs for years, now specialty retailers are picking up the tactic.  Some, like Anthropologie, are launching new catalogs, while J.Crew and Restoration Hardware have significantly upgraded their catalogs in the past couple of years.  The …