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04.02.20

COVID-19 – USPS Operations Update

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 outbreak, here is the latest information regarding USPS operations for you to know as of Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. The Postal Service™ will temporarily suspend international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective September 4, 2020, the Postal Service…

03.20.20

2020 Decennial Census: What You Need to Know! 

The 2020 Decennial Census, conducted by the federal government and mandated by our constitution is landing in our mailboxes this week! The Census is critical as it helps determine how many seats our states get in congress, shapes what federal funding looks like in your local community for schools, fire departments, infrastructure programs and so…

02.25.20

Informed Delivery is Changing for 2020! Are you ready?

The USPS is typically slow to change, but Informed Delivery waits for no one! With little fanfare, the Terms and Conditions for Interactive Informed Delivery campaigns were updated this past January. These changes go into effect IMMEDIATELY, and all marketers must agree to them in order to submit a campaign. While the changes aren’t groundbreaking…

01.27.20

An Uncertain Future for .ORG

UPDATE 5/1/2020: We are pleased to share that the sale of the .ORG extension to a private equity firm has been rejected by ICANN. Learn more here: https://www.nten.org/article/savedotorg-campaign-succeeds-icann-rejects-sale/ A private equity firm, Ethos Capital, could soon manage the internet’s top domain name extension for nonprofits after acquiring the nonprofit organization, Public Interest Registry (PIR), that…

01.10.20

PRC Issues New Proposal in the Ten Year Rate Review

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) recently issued a new proposal as a part of their Ten Year Rate Review. We have kept our finger on the pulse of this important developing story since the initial release of their recommendations. These changes will impact the budgets of NPOs across the United States, so we all need…

09.03.19

Hurricane Dorian – Temporarily Closed Post Office Locations by Zipcode

PS wishes nothing but safety and security to those caught in the path of Hurricane Dorian. USPS branches in Florida, Georgia and S. Carolina are temporarily closed due to the storm. Below is a full list of closures by zipcode, and we will keep this list updated as the storm progresses up the eastern seaboard….

07.09.19

What’s Going on with State Sales Tax Laws?

A few states recently introduced laws making it possible for them to require a seller to collect and remit sales tax on sales made into that state. These laws were driven by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. case from 2018. Nonprofit mailers will potentially be impacted by these…

06.14.19

An Industry in Flux

The past few years have been incredibly difficult for our supplier community – truth be told direct mail manufacturing is not an easy business. In the last month, two of our long-standing and strongest partners, The Colortree Group and North American Communications (NAC), have closed. They are among the many manufacturers whose doors have been…

05.03.19

PS Recognized for USPS Next Generation Campaign Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that the PS team earned “Grand Champion Honorable Mention” placement from the USPS’s Next Generation Campaign Awards for an Informed Delivery campaign we executed on behalf of Heifer International. This prestigious award recognizes innovative, engaging interactive mail campaigns. Heifer International’s “Fill the Hive. Feed the Child” campaign exemplified this kind of…

12.05.18

Exciting New Partnership with The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA)

I have written about this many times before in our PS Insider newsletter over the past 18 months, regarding the Age of Acceleration that we are living and working in. Most recently, I read that the Age of Artificial Intelligence will be peaking in 2025. I have been trying to imagine the rate of change,…