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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 46

UPDATE:  2016 Postage Budgeting – Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Jim Cochrane told the members of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) this week the USPS will not be filing a general postage increase for Market Dominant Products (Catalogs and Magazines) in 2016.   In addition, USPSCFO Joe Corbett broke even bigger news by conceding …

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Graphic Communications Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 45

U.S. Postal Service Reports End of Fiscal Year Results – The U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $5.1 billion for fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015). The net loss is largely due to certain statutorily mandated payments over which the Postal Service has no control.  Notwithstanding the loss, total …

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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 …