newsU.S. Postal Service proposes cap on semipostal sales
January 26, 2016 09:29 AMPrevious postal regulations called for sale of a single semipostal at a time, but did not distinguish between ones authorized by Congress and those approved by postal officials. The notice said the Postal Service will accept comments on the proposal until Feb. 22.
newsPostmaster General Brennan outlines plan for USPS financial stability
January 21, 2016 01:23 PMRetaining the current postage rates was one of the key elements of a plan Postmaster General Megan Brennan laid before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee at a Jan. 21 hearing. Making her first appearance before a congressional committee, Brennan outlined a four-point plan she said was endorsed by major stakeholders in the mailing community that could make the Postal Service financially stable in five years.
newsUSPS abandons quest to end Saturday mail delivery
January 21, 2016 11:50 AMFaced with continued opposition in Congress, the United States Postal Service is no longer seeking an end to Saturday mail deliveries. Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman made the disclosure at a recent meeting with mailers in advance of a Jan. 21 hearing by the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Lawmakers told postal officials the request to move to five days of delivery a week was “a politically difficult hurdle to overcome,” according to an account of the meeting published by the Association for Postal Commerce.
newsStamps, stationery account for almost 30 percent of 2015 USPS web sales
January 21, 2016 09:43 AMAlmost 30 percent of the $1 billion in Internet sales recorded by the United States Postal Service in fiscal 2015 came from stamps and postal stationery. That’s what a breakdown of the sales for the year ended Sept. 30 provided to Linn’s by postal officials indicates.
newsRoyal Mail turns 500 years old in 2016
January 05, 2016 02:37 PMRoyal Mail turns 500 years old in 2016, and BBC Newsround provided five interesting facts you might not know about the United Kingdom postal service. Items range from the figures who are behind the founding of the Royal Mail, its first stamp (you just might know that one), and when the first Christmas card went on sale.