Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

Archive Archive for February, 2013


USPS – January Numbers

Posted on February 28th, 2013 | Posted in USPS

January Numbers are in and the USPS is reporting Year to Date losses of 1.6 Billion, but it really is not all that bad, if you do not include the 2006 PAEA Law (the prefunding) there was only a 88 million loss. For Volumes, Standard mail was up 3 percent and First Class was down 4 percent.


NPF Session Added

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in NPF

A Smooth Transition to 6-day Package and 5-day Mail Delivery Workshop Changing how we deliver mail is part of a comprehensive plan to ensure that the Postal Service can continue to deliver affordable service to the American people. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about USPS’s plans to implement 6-day package and five-day mail delivery. Come and hear how this will result in a smooth transition to deliver for your business. Tuesday – 2007 | Period 10 • 9:30


USPS legally defends 5-day service

Posted on February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Presort News

February 21st, 2013 | 2013 Budget Postal Service | Posted by Sean Reilly Orignal post found here: For anyone with a background in appropriations law and a little time on their hands, FedLine has obtained a copy of the legal opinion that the U.S. Postal Service is using to justify its decision to end Saturday mail delivery this August. The gist: The long-standing congressional ban on curtailing six-day delivery doesn’t apply at present because the federal government is operating

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User License Codes

Posted on February 15th, 2013 | Posted in Presort News

IDEAlliance has recently changed their approach to the Mail.dat User License Codes. As many of you know, Mail.dat is a communication standard owned and maintained by IDEAlliance and used to facilitate electronic documentation and postage payment to the USPS via PostalOne! Prior to 2013, the end users of the Mail.dat files were required to purchase a User License Code in order to properly use the specification. However, beginning this year, software vendors are now able to become royalty licensees with


Saturday delivery to be halted

Posted on February 6th, 2013 | Posted in USPS

The USPS is expected to announce that it will eliminate Saturday delivery for first class a in August and perhaps other types of mail. The press conference will be later today. The restriction imposed by Congress on ending Saturday delivery is part of an appropriations measure. Consequently, the USPS will have to forego some appropriation for this decision. Evidently, the USPS feels the loss of appropriation is offset by the savings. This decision comes at an interesting time. The Senate