Mailers Getting Cold Feet About Postal Service Cuts

Recent problems with slow deliveries are causing some mail-dependent companies to think twice about supporting the radical downsizing of the U.S. Postal Service. Good idea. An influential group of publication printers sent a letter to postal management last week to “express our concerns over the recent increase of customer complaints related to the late delivery of their catalogs and magazines.”

“SCF drop shipments have increased from three-day to five-day at a large percentage of facilities,” stated the letter from Idealliance’s POISE committee.

If they think things are bad now, they should take another look at what might happen if all of Postmaster General Pat Donahoe’s recently announced cuts are carried out. “The USPS’ Radical Plan,” my article in the September issue of Publishing Executive magazine, explains why.

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Source: Dead Tree Edition.

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