On July 5, 2018, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued Order 4697 approving the use of internal measurement systems by the USPS®. PI2015-1 was established on January 29, 2015 by the PRC to consider a Postal Service™ proposal concerning new internal service performance measurement systems for several of the USPS market dominant products.
On Thursday, July 12, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair overturned the physical presence standard adopted in Quill v. North Dakota, which established that online retailers could only be required to collect state and local sales taxes in jurisdictions where they operated a warehouse, office, or some other physical presence.
On July 11, Idealliance announced that Vice President Timothy Baechle will become the non-profit organization’s new Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2018. Baechle is replacing David Steinhardt, who served as President and CEO since 2001.
What event says GrayHair more than the Dog Days of Summer Family Festival? The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is celebrating the Dog Days of Summer on July 28 and 29, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (both days) with activities taking place throughout the museum.
On June 14, the House passed the Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 (H.R. 5788). The aim of the bill is to prevent the shipment of synthetic opioids and other narcotics into the U.S. through the international mail system.
Effective September 1, 2018, all new payment accounts must be established through EPS. Also, CAPS (Centralized Accounting Processing System) will be retired effective April 1, 2019. All eligible products must be migrated from CAPS to EPS by this date. The USPS is encouraging customers to migrate before this date.
On May 31st, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) announced that it acquired the DMA (Data & Marketing Association).
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