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Just Announced: State & Sales Tax Deep Dive Webinars

Brann & Isaacson are following up their Feb 21 webinar, “Bad News About Sales Tax: The Tax Man Cometh”, with a three-part series that dig further into the issues, details, and pitfalls your company can face as a commercial mailer. On February 21, in their webinar, the “Bad News About Sales Tax: The Tax Man Cometh,”  lawyers Martin Eisenstein and…

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Repeat After Me: 2.5 Days

There always have been occasional stories about somebody getting a letter or card that a long-dead relative had sent years or decades earlier.  Where a piece of mail could spend such an interval was always the object of speculation: in an empty sack, stuck in an old letter case, behind a piece of post office furniture – who knows. More…

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USPS Buying More Electric Vehicles

Continuing steps to move to a more battery-powered delivery fleet, the Postal Service announced on February 28 that, “after a competitive search,” it had awarded a contract to Ford Motor Company for 9,250 Ford E-Transit Battery Electric Vehicles. However, the agency conditioned starting delivery of the trucks, planned for December, on the “successful completion of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement…

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Ignoring the Signs

There are many human qualities that can be seen two ways, depending on whether the observer believes them to be positive or negative. For example, someone who perseveres is praised by supporters as determined, courageous, and steadfast, but criticized concurrently by skeptics as dogmatic, obstinate, or stubborn.  Persons who show self-confidence in the face of challenges are praised as tenacious,…

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USPS Revises Competitive Product Package Categories

In consecutive filings with the Postal Regulatory Commission on February 10, the Postal Service revised two of its competitive product categories, continuing its ongoing restructuring of package services overall. First-Class Package Service In the first filing (docketed as CP2023-113), the USPS announced it will rename First-Class Package Service as “USPS Ground Advantage,” raise its weight limit to seventy pounds, and…

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Along for the Ride

Nearly three years into the reign of Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General, many in the commercial mail production business have conceded that their irrelevance to Postal Service leadership is now nearly total.  Accordingly, what they think or need matters virtually not at all at L’Enfant Plaza, and, as a result, we’re all just along for the ride. Where that ride…

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USPS Praises its Election Mail Performance

In its 2022 Post-Election Analysis, a document released January 9, the Postal Service reported the service it claimed to have provided “ballots [sent] from voters to local boards of elections” between September 6 and December 6, 2022.” Of the 54.4 million ballots it identified over the period, it claimed to have delivered 98.96% within three days, 99.82% within five days,…

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