USPS: Nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail to be delivered this week

USPS Press Release – December 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — This week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The organization expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards this week alone. The Postal Service also expects to…

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USPS: New video explains recent price changes

A new Postal Service video explains the price changes that took effect Jan. 22. The changes include a 2-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, as well as well a 3.9 percent price increase in Priority Mail and an average increase of 3.3 percent in retail prices. Source: USPS News Link

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USPS: Los Angeles facilities make improvements in overnight mail processing

USPS is moving mail more efficiently in Los Angeles District, where managers and employees are taking new approaches to overnight mail processing. The district recently boosted its Priority Mail overnight score to a 4-week average of 95 percent, an 11-point increase. The score measures the percentage of on-time Priority Mail overnight parcel deliveries. The improvements…

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USPS: Shipping price changes take effect Jan. 17

Price changes for several shipping products and services will take effect Jan. 17. These changes, which the Postal Service announced last October, include the first price increase for commercial Priority Mail in more than three years. Prices also will change for Priority Mail Express, while customers who use Click-N-Ship to print labels for some services…

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You Tube Video Exposes Complex Internal Package Theft at USPS

By Dave Parkinson – November 27, 2015 A Canadian awaiting a package from Miami, Florida was shocked to find out his package of comic books was tampered with using a sophisticated rerouting technique within the USPS. Miami, Florida/Toronto, Ontario – You Tuber Luanga Nuwame has recently launched a public service announcement video on his Homemade…

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Facebook video shows how USPS scans packages

A new video is giving Facebook users a glimpse of the important role scanning plays in package processing. The 13-second production shows a Priority Mail parcel being scanned inside a USPS facility. Through time-lapsed editing, the package then zooms throughout the plant. The accompanying message: “Our scanners help us deliver billions of packages per year….

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LETTER: No help from Postal Service for late ‘priority’ mail

April 24, 2015 I pay a lot of bills by telephone. I needed to pay our mortgage recently. The mortgage company wanted to charge $10 to pay by phone so I decided I could do better. (I had four days to get the payment there via the U.S. Postal Service or suffer a $16 late…

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