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Secure Destruction to be Available for First-Class Flat Mail Starting November 30

2018-11-28T09:51:18+00:00 November 28, 2018|

Last month, the Postal Service announced that Secure Destruction will be available for First-Class flat mail (aka flats) starting November 30. Secure Destruction is a USPS program that allows for First-Class™ undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mailpieces, returned-to-sender mail, to be securely disposed by the USPS.

ATTENTION: ACS Customers with charges flagged as “Unassociated”

2018-10-25T09:39:42+00:00 October 23, 2018|

In our August newsletter, we announced that the USPS was resuming billing ACS™ customers for ACS-related notifications and forwarding services. However, according to a September 28 USPS Industry Alert, some ACS record charges for the July 25 to August 24 period were flagged as “Unassociated,” meaning the USPS could not find any electronic documentation (eDoc) for those pieces, which is a requirement to get ACS records for free.

Postal Service Names Scott Bombaugh Acting Vice President of Engineering Systems

2018-10-25T09:40:48+00:00 October 23, 2018|

The Postal Service announced that Scott Bombaugh has been named Acting Vice President of Engineering Systems. In this capacity, he is “responsible for the design, development, deployment and life cycle support of mail processing systems and associated software, retail and delivery technology and scanning solutions.”

GrayHair’s Adam Collinson to present two sessions at PRINT 18, October 1, 2018

2018-10-09T02:17:11+00:00 September 21, 2018|

GrayHair, a provider of mail tracking and addressing solutions to the largest mailers in the country, is excited to announce that GrayHair’s Director of Research and Development Adam Collinson will be one of the industry experts presenting in the Idealliance Solutions Theater at the upcoming PRINT 18 conference, which will be held from September 30 – October 2, 2018 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

Adam, one of the leading postal experts, will deliver two presentations at PRINT 18:

  • “USPS Informed Visibility: Data Leading to Intelligence About Your Mail” – Monday, October 1, 10:30 a.m.
  • “Addressing Characteristics Impacting Delivery” – Monday, October 1, 11:30 a.m.

Both presentations will be in the Idealliance Solutions Theater (Booth #3833).

For more information about PRINT 18 or the Association for Print Technologies, visit www.printtechnologies.org. For more information about Idealliance, visit www.idealliance.org.

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Two Down, Seven More to Go: Postal Governors Nominees Confirmed

2018-09-26T12:11:43+00:00 September 20, 2018|

Last month on August 28, the Senate confirmed President Trump’s USPS Board of Governors nominees Robert M. “Mike” Duncan of Kentucky and David C. Williams of Illinois. The Board had been without members since 2016. Duncan and Williams were nominated last fall. As a result of the confirmation, two of the nine empty seats have been filled.

GrayHair’s Adam Collinson to present at PRINT 18, October 1, 2018

2018-09-20T15:31:35+00:00 September 20, 2018|

We are excited to announce that GrayHair’s Director of Research and Development Adam Collinson will be one of the industry experts presenting in the Idealliance Solutions Theater at the upcoming PRINT 18 conference, which will be held from September 30 – October 2, 2018 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

GrayHair is a Timmy Awards Finalist

2018-09-14T12:05:16+00:00 September 14, 2018|

GrayHair has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Best Tech Work Culture category for the third Annual Timmy Awards. This award recognizes the top workplaces for tech professionals in the Philadelphia area. GrayHair joins an elite list of this year’s finalists, including: Guru Technologies, Red Spark, FreedomPay and AWeber, to name a few. You can support GrayHair by voting daily.

USPS Replacing EXFC in September

2018-08-21T14:30:14+00:00 August 21, 2018|

As part of the Postal Service’s efforts to better use data and information and to improve customers’ experiences, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in Order No. 4697 approved the replacement of the External First-Class Measurement System (EXFC) with an Internal Service Performance Measurement System (SPM).

GrayHair will be exhibiting at the thINK Conference in Boca Raton, FL. Sep 5 – Sep 7, 2018

2018-10-09T02:21:31+00:00 August 15, 2018|

GrayHair, a provider of mail tracking and addressing solutions to the largest mailers in the country, will be a Gold-level sponsor, as well as exhibiting, at the fourth annual thINK 2018 Conference in Boca Raton, FL. This event brings together the largest gathering of users of Canon Solutions as well as leaders involved in the printing, postal, and documentation management sectors. GrayHair will be discussing the challenges that those involved in the printing and mailing industries continue to the face in the changing landscapes of both industries.

This year’s event keynote speaker will be Ted Rubin, a leading social marketing strategist, speaker, acting CMO of Brand Innovators, and Co-Founder of Prevailing Path. Other speakers include Gary Reblin, USPS Vice President, Product Innovation, and closing keynote, Jamie Clarke,  adventurer, CEO of LiveOutThere.com, and Performance Coach for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.

thINK is an independent community of Canon Solutions America production print customers, solution partners, and print industry experts, and Canon Solutions America is a proud executive sponsor. Led by some of the most successful inkjet service providers in the country, it provides a forum for members to network, gain knowledge, discuss common challenges, and share best

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PRC Issues Decision on PI2015-1

2018-07-19T10:48:52+00:00 July 18, 2018|

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.

Supreme Court Rules on Online Sales Tax

2018-07-19T10:55:33+00:00 July 18, 2018|

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.

USPS Requiring Transition from CAPS to EPS Starting April 1, 2019

2018-06-21T10:29:45+00:00 June 19, 2018|

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.

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