Make a note to stop by booth 613 to meet our postal experts and to learn more about GrayHair's postal data solutions and services designed to solve today's postal challenges. And be sure to add these informative sessions to your must-attend list:
As we first reported in our June 2018 Issue, the Postal Services Centralized Accounting Processing System (CAPS) will be retired effective April 1, 2019.
Adam Collinson, Director of Research and Development at GrayHair Software, will be presenting at this year's MAILCOM '19 at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ, April 8-10.
Sharon Owens has been Named Acting Vice President, Sales. She is replacing the previous Active Vice President, Sales, Dennis Nicoski, whose retirement was also announced.
Steven Phelps has been named Acting Vice President, Pricing and Costing. He is replacing Sharon Owens, who was named Acting Vice President, Sales.
Postal Service’s Intelligent Mail Barcode is at the Center of Absentee Ballot Dispute in Iowa Election
Last month, the Iowa House of Representatives voted to reject 29 absentee ballots cast in District 55 in November 2018.
Idealliance honors excellence in industry-postal communications and collaboration to create a more competitive and efficient total mail supply chain through the presentation of the Donald A. Mumma Award. This award is the highest award of distinction that Idealliance presents.
The Postal Service™ announced that a new booklet of 20 stamps will honor the nation’s military working dogs.
In a January 25, 2019 United States Postal Service® Industry Alert, the USPS® announced that the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) ACS™ Technical Guide is now updated to reflect the new Small Parcel Forwarding Fee for Marketing Mail Parcels and Parcel Select Lightweight Parcels.
Molly Fletcher, One of the First Female Sports Agents, to Speak at NPF’s Partnership Recognition Luncheon
The 2019 National Postal Forum (NPF) will feature former sports agent, CEO, and author Molly Fletcher as the speaker during its Partnership Recognition Luncheon, which recognizes the industry’s leaders for the innovation in the mail.
GrayHair and SimpleCertifiedMail.com Partner to Deliver a New Intelligent Certified Mail® Solution for Large Mailers
We are excited to announce that we have just formed a partnership with SimpleCertifiedMail.com, a leader in modern Certified Mail® solutions. Together, we have launched a new, first-in-class, intelligent enterprise-focused Certified Mail and analytics solution for large mailers.
Announcing GrayHair’s New Enterprise Address Quality Bundle to Assist Mailers with USPS Changes and Client Communications
On January 17, we announced the release of our new proprietary services bundle created specifically for large enterprise mailers and mail service providers with complex mailing operations. GrayHair’s Enterprise Address Quality Bundle features our proprietary address hygiene data and services, postage optimization expertise, and big data capabilities.
Two companies announce collaboration bringing intelligence to enterprise certified mail.
Live Webinar: Learn How Large Enterprise Mailers Can Reduce UAA Mail with GrayHair’s New Enterprise Address Quality Bundle
On January 27, an important change will take place: the new USPS® price changes will become effective. As a result, now more than ever, achieving the highest level of address quality is critical for mailers with complex mailing operations.
On January 2, the Senate confirmed Michael Kubayanda to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) by voice vote.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Mail Quality Data-IV (MQD-IV) has been enabled for all mailers to receive uncapped error data. The existing Legacy Bulk Error Data process will be retired in March 2019.
GrayHair Introduces Enterprise Address Quality Bundle to Assist Mailers with USPS Changes and Client Communications
GrayHair’s new offering combines the company’s address hygiene services with the postal industry’s best practices to help enterprise-level corporations provide increased business intelligence to enhance the effectiveness and impact of client communications and minimize the impact of the upcoming USPS® rate change.
Last April, the President signed an Executive Order that established the Task Force on the United States Postal System, whose purpose was to develop recommendations for the reform of the USPS®.
In the November issue, we wrote about how a small number of criminals have used the Postal Service’s Informed Delivery to find targets for credit card fraud. Since then, the Postal Service issued a statement on these cases.
One of GrayHair’s clients, a leading global health and well-being company, was faced with a challenge: how to reduce the costs of mailing to a new list consisting of 50 million records. The solution? Enhancing its standard hygiene efforts (consisting of ACS™, COA data, CASS™, and NCOA) with GrayHair’s Universal Address Database (UAD).
Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced that Jacqueline (Jakki) Krage Strako has been named Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. In this capacity, Strako is responsible for overseeing all domestic and international product marketing, development and management.
The deadliest wildfire in California’s history, the Camp Fire, started on November 8 and tore across Northern California for over two weeks.
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.
The National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM) Board of Directors elections will take place during the organization’s Annual Conference next February. If you’re interested in running for one of the three available positions or in nominating someone, you have until close of business on Friday December 21, 2018.
The new USPS® prices that will take effect on January 27, 2019 could mean that your 2019 postal budget might not be enough to cover the price increase.
As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, the Postal Service proposed new price changes for 2019.
The Postal Service’s Informed Delivery let’s people see scanned images of their mail before it arrives. About 13 million people use it. Unfortunately, a very small number of them are criminals.