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Trends in direct mail and the direct marketing industry, the latest from the U.S. Postal Service
(postal rates, IMB, regulations) as well as information on software, equipment and best practices for
preparing materials to be delivered via the mailstream in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.


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RC Pans USPS's Load-Leveling Plan

March 28, 2014

The Postal Regulatory Commission's advisory opinion on the Postal Service's load-leveling plan is to take a step back and do a more thorough job of...

Gladiator Magic X-Ray Viewer: Solution of the Week Video

March 28, 2014

This week, Structural Graphics features a new a Gladiator Magic X-Ray Viewer that was mailed to TED Conference attendees and carried a VIP membership access...

Four Reasons the Government Isn’t Going to Sell Off the Post Office

March 25, 2014

If you believe Democratic politicians and their allies in the labor movement, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has a barely concealed agenda to privatize the U.S....

In a First, the PRC Releases a Special Report on USPS Finances

March 21, 2014

If the U.S. Postal Service were truly a free-market player in American business, it would most likely be in bankruptcy court about now, according to...

Maytag Changing Picture Launch Kit: Solution of the Week Video

March 21, 2014

This week, Structrural Graphics features a launch kit it designed for home appliance manufacturer Maytag. The company wanted an innovative and engaging Point of Sale...

U.S. Postal Unions Unite to Combat 'Unprecedented Attack' on USPS

March 20, 2014

The National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union, the National Postal Mailhandlers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association issued a proclamation...

Ricoh Expands Its Postal Optimization Solutions Portfolio with New Software, Services

March 19, 2014

Ricoh's new Mail Integrity suite, a professional services portfolio that delivers Ricoh and third-party solutions, end-to-end implementation, integration and training, is designed to alleviate the...

USPS Testifies Before Congress Urging Elimination of Unfunded Liabilities

March 14, 2014

Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Jeffrey Williamson testified before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee yesterday on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal...

What the U.S. Can Learn From Norway’s Postal Reforms

March 13, 2014

You probably think you’ve heard it before. The nation’s top postal official wants to end Saturday delivery because he thinks it’s no longer cost-effective. He’s...

Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Packaging: Solution of the Week Video

March 7, 2014

This week, Structrural Graphics shows a gift card packaging concept it developed for client Victoria's Secret. When the recipient pulls on the right hand-side, another...