Running a Summer Sale

Sale is not a word usually associated with the Postal Service, but there is a first time for everything. Mail volume has dropped significantly this year, and the Postal Service is proposing a “Summer Sale” to encourage mailers to send more Standard Mail. The Postal Service believes it can use its excess capacity to deliver the additional mail volume at a relatively low cost.

 

Free and Reduced Rates

Have you ever wondered why the Postal Service offers free rates for the blind, balloting materials for overseas voters, and items sent by some consular officials? Or why it offers reduced rates to qualified nonprofit organizations, election officials, local newspapers, and publishers of educational material? It is because Congress mandates that the Postal Service provide free or reduced rates to these mailers and then appropriates money to reimburse the Postal Service for the revenue “forgone.”

 

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    Last month I filed an insurance claim about a package that had not arrived. I had a tracking number that told me that my order was delivered, specifically to my mailbox, on August 27th. When I looked...
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    Aside from the postal service the DOL needs oversight into the claims they accept which directly affects the postal budget.

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