Campaigns look to more cost-effective direct mail options

More than $150 million. That’s how much campaigns, party committees and outside groups spent on political direct mail in the 2014 cycle—just through the end of August—according to a recent analysis by Politico. At a time when data-driven digital advertising is the talk of the campaign world, candidates and campaigns are still spending heavily on […]

NJ Man charged with mailing fraudulent invoices to over 73,000 schools and colleges

Camden, NJ – A Franklinville, New Jersey, man was arrested on October 16, 2014 by federal agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for allegedly mailing fraudulent invoices for non-existent workbooks to more than 70,000 schools throughout the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Robert S. Armstrong, 44, was charged by complaint with […]

Three Houston Men Head to Prison for Robbery of Postal Vehicle

HOUSTON – Kenton Deon Harrell, 41, Kenneth Shane Howard, 34, and Malcolm Derrail Williams, 32, have been handed their sentences following their convictions of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A federal jury convicted Harrell following four days of trial and approximately three hours of deliberation in June 2014, […]

Tennessee postal employee sentenced to prison for stealing meds fom Vets

(October 24, 2014) Memphis, TN – Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced today that Patricia F. Baker, 50, of Memphis, TN was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman to serve 18 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, forfeit […]

Winter Fun and Global Wreath Forever Stamps Celebrate Holiday Mailings

NEW YORK — The Postal Service is helping customers prepare for the holiday season today by dedicating festive domestic and international Forever stamps. A first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Winter Fun domestic stamps and the Global Holiday: Silver Bells Wreath International stamp was held at the American Stamp Dealers Association National Postage Stamp Show 2014. “As […]

USPS gets approval for ‘customized delivery’ market test of groceries, other prepackaged goods

On September 23, 2014, the Postal Service filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) announcing its intent to conduct a market test of an experimental product called Customized Delivery. Customized Delivery is a package delivery service offering that will provide customers with delivery of groceries and other prepackaged goods, primarily during a 3 […]