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USPS in U-turn on Saturday delivery

The board of the US Postal Service (USPS) announced this week that it has directed US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe not to go ahead with plans to end Saturday delivery this August.

Election drives Consolidated Graphics Q3 revenue rise

Consolidated Graphics (CGX) cited an increase in both digital and election year print spending as it reported Q3 net income up 32.4% to $16.9m on a 4% revenue rise to $295.3m.

USPS move to end Saturday delivery leaves direct mail sector in limbo

This week's US Postal Service announcement that it is ending Saturday mail delivery - without the direct OK of Congress - leaves direct mail and commercial printing industries in limbo.

Toof merges with American Digital

Two Memphis-area printers, Toof Commercial Printing and American Digital, have merged with the intention of taking advantage of the city's role as a packaging/cargo hub.

US Postmaster General optimistic despite need for change

For the past few years, the story of the reliable but often dull US Postal Service has had more plot twists and turns than a soap opera - and that in turn has triggered a great deal of worry among mailers and printers in the US.

USPS Offers Direct Mailers '2nd Ounce Free'

Looking to boost commercial use of First-Class Mail, the US Postal Service this week launched its new "2nd Ounce Free" pricing program that enables direct mailers to send letters weighing up to two ounces for the one-ounce postage rate.

Pitney Bowes survey predicts boost in personalized direct mail

Though it was based only an informal survey conducted among attendees at a recent Direct Marketing Association conference, a new study from Pitney Bowes found that companies will continue to boost their direct mail and email marketing budgets next year.

USPS suggests proposed structural changes could benefit direct mail in long run

On the surface, the dramatic changes proposed by the US Postal Service - including the potential closure/consolidation of nearly 250 processing facilities, a 50% reduction in mail processing equipment and the additional layoffs of as many as 35,000 workers - should set off alarm bells among direct mail printers across the country.

Pitney Bowes announces first direct marketing install of Print + Messenger

Pitney Bowes has said that Deerfield Beach, FL-based Wilen Direct has become the first direct marketer to acquire and deploy its Print+ Messenger color inkjet system to create individually customized four-color envelopes for use in mailers

US post office closures unlikely to impact direct mail volumes

The announcement by the US Postal Service (USPS) that it is considering closing more than 3,600 post offices across the country triggered plenty of headlines across America, but direct marketing experts and others suggest it will likely have little impact on direct mail volumes.

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