United States Postal Service
One would hope that, with the USPS struggling financially and facing existential crisis, Congress would step up to reinvent the agency.
C21 is supporting the Postal Reform Act of 2017 that was introduced by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 on January 31.
At 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, First Class stamps will cost 49 cents. USPS says it will also increase postage prices on other products, such as Standard Mail, periodicals and package services. USPS says the postage increases are happening because of the removal of an exigent surcharge, implemented to help the postal service recoup Great Recession losses.
There is no question that 2017 will usher in a unique political scenario. When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January 2017, along with GOP majorities in both houses of the 115th Congress, there will be a unified Republican government for the first time in 88 years. What this means for the printing industry remains to be seen, but what is clear is that Trump’s policy proposals suggest that there are both opportunities and challenges ahead.
Pitney Bowes announced that its cloud-based shipping solution, SendPro, now has the ability to print USPS postage for mailing.
A changing digital landscape and a market flooded with stimuli have marketers and printers reevaluating their direct mail strategies.
InnerWorkings has announced a comprehensive, long-term commercial partnership with a prominent U.S. nonprofit.
For all the digital doomsayers predicting the demise of print, a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” seems relevant.