Postal News

Species semipostal sales to resume Species semipostal sales to resume
President Barack Obama signed legislation Sept. 10 to resume sales of the nation’s fourth semipostal. (Read more...)

Groceries by mail: Postal Service wants to test the idea Groceries by mail: Postal Service wants to test the idea
The United States Postal Service is planning to test its ability to deliver groceries the morning after they have been ordered from a supermarket. (Read more...)

Finnish stamp pane has five intentionally created varieties Finnish stamp pane has five intentionally created varieties
Like the United States Postal Service, Finland’s Itella Posti Oy has issued a limited edition of a stamp pane with intentionally created varieties. (Read more...)

No January United States postage rate increase planned
Citing uncertainty over its challenge to the future of the 49¢ first-class letter rate, the United States Postal Service announced Oct. 1 that it has decided against seeking a boost in stamp prices in January. (Read more...)

USPS plans to expand delivery test
Same-day deliveries by letter carriers are going to expand next year. (Read more...)

Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with postmark
The annual celebrations in Mount Airy, N.C., for television’s popular The Andy Griffith Show have been taking place for 25 years. (Read more...)

Postal Service message predicts mail slowdown
A senior United States Postal Service official has given the first estimate of how the closing of 82 mail-processing plants will slow letters next year. (Read more...)

Finland’s Itella to be renamed Posti
Finland’s post office will change its name from Itella Corporation to Posti Group Corporation effective Jan. 1, 2015. (Read more...)

Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage
When the United States Postal Service issues its four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps in November, it will also promote the new issue with postmarks and computer-vended postage labels employing the Rudolph theme. (Read more...)

Deep discount for big mailers
On Aug. 15, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved new rates for Priority Mail shipments by high-volume mailers, decreases that the United States Postal Service had said should lower rates for those mailers by about 2.3 percent. (Read more...)

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