USPS offers best value for shipping packages during holiday season

We all know that in order to keep up with high demand during the holiday season, many companies hire more employees. This makes sense when you consider that about 20 percent of all retail sales are generated during the holiday season and that nearly all Americans celebrate a winter holiday. Still, the statistics on holiday […]

Video: USPS animation app can do amazing things to your neighborhood mailbox

Updated with press release from USPS Postal Service Launches ‘Magical’ Mailbox Holiday Experience “USPS AR” app transforms iconic blue mail collection boxes using augmented reality (December 1, 2014) WASHINGTON — Capitalizing on advancements in smartphone technology, the U.S. Postal Service has launched a new mobile marketing campaign that has transformed its approximately 156,271 blue mail […]

USPS awards UPS $365 million contract for air transportation services

(November 13, 2014) USPS awarded UPS Worldwide Forwarding, Inc., a subsidiary of United Parcel Service (UPS), a four-year contract  for air transportation services, both within and outside the continental United States.. UPS will perform air transportation and terminal handling services in support of a nationwide air transportation network. The estimated value of the base period of […]

USPS DMM Revision: Hold For Pickup Service Expanded to Additional Products

Postal Bulletin – Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)(October 16, 2014 ) Effective November 8, 2014, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) section 508.7.0 to expand Hold For Pickup service to include Parcel Select Lightweight and Bound Printed […]

USPS recommended mailing dates for troops overseas

WASHINGTON — Making sure those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents and care packages in time for the holidays is a priority the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving around the world. Helping to get packages on their way, the […]

USPS: Priority Mail price reductions take effect Sept. 7

Price check Priority Mail price reductions will take effect Sept. 7. USPS will reduce Priority Mail rates for high-volume mailers, as well as small businesses and others who ship online, effective Sept. 7. The changes, which USPS announced in July, are part of an ongoing push to attract customers and boost the Postal Service’s package […]

New Retail Experience for USPS by GrandArmy

Nearly a year ago we reported on changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that involved renaming some of its services and the introduction of a freshly-designed set of boxes, envelopes, and tubes that were received with a modestly encouraging response. More interesting than the final result was that we were having a conversation […]

BBB says USPS Priority Mail $50 Insurance ads misleading

When the U.S. Postal Service advertises that its Priority Mail service comes with $50 of insurance included, you might assume that it comes with, well, $50 of insurance. But that’s not always the case, and the National Advertising Division (NAD) has asked the Postal Service to make more clear the limitations and exclusions. While the […]