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  • UPS Mail Innovations/US Postal Service Forum Greg Jones I John Walsh
  • Domestic Type date here Month DD, YYYY (Date written out)
  • UPS Mail Innovations - History and Future Vision
    • 2001: UPS Acquires RMX; Re-brands as UPS Mail Innovations
    • 2002: UPS MI wins contract to carry ADP volume
    • 2003: 22 new Automatic Processing Systems (APS) added
      • New Facilities added in Kansas City and New York
    • 2004: Omnisort International (OSI) Acquired; adding international capability
      • New Facilities added in Chicago and Hartford
    • 2005: UPS MI begins mail pick up utilizing UPS drivers
      • New facility in Auburn WA
    • 2006: New Facilities added in Atlanta and San Francisco
    • 2007 : 2007 Postal Rate Case
      • New Website launched (March)
      • New Facility added Raleigh (Oct)
      • Our plan is to continue to grow and expand our company over the next few years.
    1183% Growth 2001-2007
  • What do we do? UPS Mail Innovations works with a portfolio of domestic and international postal authorities to ensure that you receive consistent, reliable service levels and access to better postal rates. The benefits to you: • Increased labor savings by greatly reducing mail preparation time • Access to better postal rates • Service levels to meet your transit requirements • Ease of use , quick startup and hassle free • Reliability from the strength of the UPS network • National Account status with the USPS
  • Streamlining the Process: Automated Processing Systems
      • The only postal expeditor operating a total of 22 Automated Processing Systems (APS) nationwide, designed specifically to streamline postal automation requirements for qualified flat mail.
      • Customer benefits:
      • • Increased visibility
      • • Increased acceptance of mail piece size and design
      • • Enhanced address verification services
      • Automated cost-center billing
      • CASS Certification
      • Ensures better transit time through more efficient sorting
  • Regional Processing Facilities and Servicing Regions
    • Our service commitment is to deliver mail to the USPS
      • Locally within 24 hours*
      • Nationally within 48 hours*
      • *Represents average induction times into USPS
    UPS Mail Innovations ® has 13 Regional Processing Facilities that will pickup, process, sort, encode and prepare your mail for induction within:
  • Leveraging the power of UPS
  • International Postal Work-Share Programs* How do we do it? We manage a number of global postal relationships to ensure transit standards and access to better postal rates with delivery to over 200 countries *Includes all mail types
    • Postal authority mail flown via commercial airlines
    • Postal authority mail confirmed at entry point
    • Final delivery by post
    Local Post Office Customer Location Mail Innovations Facility Five Postal Authorities Worldwide
  • Content that qualifies for UPS Mail Innovations Examples of contents that qualify* Contents that do not qualify *All content accepted for U.S. Outbound International Mail Advertisements Agendas Announcements Annual Reports Apparel Booklets Brochures Bulletins Calendars Catalogs Charts Circulars College Confirmation of Acceptance College Offer to Attend Computer Printouts Convention Materials Copied Documents Course Materials Diplomas Directories and Provider Listings Enrollment Packets Environmental Notices Financial Aid Information Floppy Disks/CDs Flyers Folders Forms (Blank or Copies) Fundraising Guidebooks Handbooks Information Kits Invitations Journals License Plates Magazines Marketing Materials Media Guides Membership Lists Membership Packets News Releases Newsletters Outreach Programs Photographs Pricing and Catalog Sheets Product and Service Prospectuses Promotional Items Proxy Notices Questionnaires Recall Notices Reports Retirees Information Schedules Specification Sheets Technical Manuals Tests and Study Materials Welcome and New Account Kits X-Rays Bills/Invoices Birth Certificates Licenses Notices Payment Coupons Personal Correspondence Registrations Statements Stock Certificates (First Class Enclosures can be considered)
  • Shape and Size Requirements for Domestic Mail Media Mail Weight : None; subject to 1 lb. minimum rate. Maximum weight: 70 lbs. Dimensions: no more that 108 inches in combined length and girth Media Mail includes specific types of Package Services that meet additional eligibility standards for single-piece and presorted rates. Advertising restrictions apply. Examples: Books (at least eight pages) • Film (16mm or narrower) • Printed Music • Printed Educational Charts • Loose-leaf Pages • Binders (consisting of medical information) • Computer-readable media
    • Lightweight Product
    • Weight: 1 ounce – 15.99 ounces Small Packages that do not meet the dimensional criteria of Machinable parcels:
      • Rolls or tubes up to 26” in length and merchandise samples not individually addressed
      • Unwrapped, Paper – wrapped or sleeve-wrapped articles
      • Articles enclosed in envelopes that are not letter-sized, flat-sized or machinable
    • Examples : CDs • Diplomas • Direct Mail Promotions • Diskettes • Posters • Product Samples • Apparel
    Bound Printed Matter Weight: 1 pound – 15 pounds. Generic in content, wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved or enveloped and exceeds at least one of the following minimum: FLATS Minimum Maximum Height: 6 ⅛ ” Height: 12” Length: 11 ½” Length: 15” Thickness: ¼” Thickness: ¾” MACHINABLE PARCEL Minimum Maximum Height: 3” Height 17” Length: 6” Length: 34” Thickness: ¼” Thickness: 17” Examples : Annual Reports • Catalogues • Computer Printouts • Directories • Handbooks • Information Kits • Technical Guides • Telephone Directories Flat Mail Weight: 1 ounce – 15.99 ounces (wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved or enveloped and exceeds at least one of the following minimums: Minimum Maximum Height: 6 ⅛ ” Height: 12” Length: 11 ½” Length: 15” Thickness: ¼” Thickness: ¾” APS COMPATIBLE FLATS ACCEPTANCE Minimum Maximum Height: 5” Height: 10” Length: 5” Length: 14 ¼” Thickness: 0.02” Thickness: ¾” Examples: Advertisements • Booklets • Brochures • Catalogs • Information Kits • Guidebooks • Membership Materials • Pricing Sheets • Questionnaires • Reports • Schedules • Welcome Packets
  • Benefits to You:
    • Cost Savings
      • Savings up to 25% off First Class
      • No need pre pay postage, UPS Mail Innovations will invoice you
      • Residential deliveries with no surcharge
    • Labor Savings
      • No need to weigh mail or apply postage
      • No trips to the Post Office
    • Ease of Use
      • Flexible pick up times to meet customers needs
      • Quick and easy account setup and implementation
      • Address the mail piece, we do the rest….
  • Value Added Services
      • Saturday Delivery at no additional charge
      • Delivery to both PO Boxes and APO/FPO
      • Online Reporting
      • Cost Center Reporting / Billing
      • Postal Affairs managers
      • Web Based Tracking
        • Internal Mail Innovations Tracking
          • (View your mail progress from pick up until postal induction)
        • USPS Delivery Conformation
          • (Available only on Parcels)
      • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Reliable Customer Service You Can Expect From UPS UPS Mail Innovations’ customers are backed by a team of responsive, reliable and flexible mailing professionals to assist every step of the way Centralized 800# assistance: 800-500-2224 Customer Service Support On-line Information and Customer Support On-Site Operations Manager Nationwide Postal Liaisons Account Executive Knowledgeable professionals recognizing the mailing communication needs of top US Markets Certified professionals ensuring quality work-share service standards & current postal regulations Experts in postal requirements and transportation management www.upsmailinnovations.com
  •  © Copyright 2007 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved. UPS Mail Innovations ®
  • UPS Mail Innovations International Mail
  • Pricing is based on specific mail characteristics Special Customer Request Specialty Services Weight per Piece (up to 4lbs. or 2kg) Service Level (Transit Time) Geographic Distribution Mail Characteristics Specific indicia or delivery method Business Reply, Letter-Shop Services Pieces under 2 oz. may be assessed an additional charge per piece Priority vs. Economy Costs Vary by Region Examples
  • Belgium Belgian Post 1 First Class (Priority) Post Options USA USA International International Priority Airmail Priority Airmail FIRST - CLASS MAIL U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 9032 Zip Code 11430 PAR AVION INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY AIRMAIL Sweden Sweden Direct Link Direct Link France France La Poste La Poste En cas de non distribution, priere de retourner `a: OSS c/o DCI - TIM 02 / BP11 93421 VILLEPINTE PRIORITAIRE / PRIORITY PORT PAYE Autorisation n  DCI 98/09 FRANCE Canada Canada Canadian Postal Canadian Postal Corporation Corporation Switzerland Switzerland PRIORTY PRIORITAIRE Swiss Post Swiss Post A A PP CH - 8058 Zurich 58 000 MTS
  • Postage Indicia — International PRIORITY ECONOMY All indicia’s are color-coded — red for priority, black for economy service levels. These are recognizable worldwide Indicia Denotes postage payment, used in place of meter or postage stamp Mail Class The classification of domestic mail according to the content and service category Return Address Certain Foreign posts require a return address in destination country. If customer does not own one, UPS Mail Innovations will provide one.
    • No Pre- Paying for Postage
    • Up to 40% Postage Savings over USPS
    • Continuous Transit Testing
    • Return Mail
    • Eliminates
    • Mail Room Sorting
    • Posting & Metering
    • Trips to the Post Office
    *Overall solution will reduce costs/improve your mail room productivity Accountability Direct Costs Savings Labor Savings Customer Benefits Customer Benefits
  • International Mail Service Portfolio
    • Through our UPS Mail Logic ® program, solutions range from expedited to non-urgent delivery of mail from within the U.S. to more than 220 countries worldwide
    * Transits are quoted in average business days from receipt . UPS Mail Logic ®
      • 4-8 days
    IPA (Int’l Priority Air Mail)
      • 7-14 days
    ISAL (Int’l Surface Air Lift)
      • 7-14 days
    Economy
      • Varies by Destination
    Direct Mail Injection
      • 4-8 days
    Priority Time in Transit* Service Level
  • How It Works – UPS International Mail i s easy to use
    • Customer has 5lbs of mail per shipment
    • Customer packages their unsorted, un-metered, international mail
    • Prepares a UPS Freight collect Package
    • UPS driver picks up
    • Mail transported to The UPS MI facility
    Customer Location
  • How It Works – UPS International Mail i s easy to use Customer Location
    • UPS delivers the Int’l Mail
    • Shipment scanned into receiving
    • Mail is weighed and sorted
    • Indicia applied
    • Mail bagged and tagged
    • Manifests generated
    • Mail transported to JFK /LAX
    MI - OSI Facility
  • How It Works – UPS International Mail i s easy to use Customer Location MI - OSI Facility Multiple Postal Authorities Worldwide
    • Postal authority mail flown via commercial airlines
  • How It Works – UPS International Mail i s easy to use Customer Location MI - OSI Facility Multiple Postal Authorities Worldwide
    • Postal authority mail confirmed at entry point
    • Final delivery by local postal administration
    Local Post Office
  • Domestic Type date here Month DD, YYYY (Date written out)
  • Transit Times May 2007: Origin CT Sample Only, this will be updated Monthly with maps for each RPF
  • UPS Mail Innovations Vs. First Class Day 4 UPS MI Percent Delivered is higher than USPS First Class Day 4 Results MI: 89.1% USPS: 87.7% ** Based on Q2 Actual delivery confirmation data
  • Endorsements
    • Q: What do you mean by Endorsements?
    • A: First Class Mail is Forwarded on to customers that move and returned if undeliverable, this is included in the rate. When shipping with Mail Innovations the mail is now sent Standard and the customer needs to choose the appropriate endorsements based on their needs. Each specific endorsement has a charge associated if the mail is returned as undeliverable.
    • Q: Which Endorsement if Right for me?
    • A: That depends on a variety of factors, such as:
      • What do you do with returned mail?
      • What is the value of the items being shipped?
      • How up to date is your customer database?
    • Q: Can I have more than one endorsement?
    • A: Yes, UPS Mail Innovations can handle Multiple Endorsements, the mail would either need to be manually separated when turned over to Mail Innovations, or a barcode containing different “Cost Centers” must be on every piece.
  • Endorsements
    • What do I mean by Endorsements?
    • How Do you want undeliverable mail pieces handled?
    • Which Endorsement is Right for you?
    • Return Service: Anytime you want undeliverable mail returned
    • Address Service: Mail piece is forwarded and you receive notification of new address
    • Forwarding Service: Typically best for companies whose customers frequently change addresses
    • Change Service: Receive notification of new address, mail not returned
    • No endorsement: For items you don’t need back
    • Can you have more than one endorsement?
  • What Happens with Undeliverable Parcels? Endorsement Charges for Under 1lb Parcels Most Frequently Used Options
  • What Happens with Undeliverable Flat Mail? Endorsement Charges for Flat Mail Most Frequently Used Options
  • Sample Mail Innovations Shipping Label Ship From : Origin address of the mail piece Ship To : Destination address of the mail piece 2-D Barcode Containing : Zip Code, Package ID (customer order #), and Cost Center USPS Delivery Confirmation : Barcode scanned for further tracking while in the postal stream
  • Next Day Service – Green Same Day Service - Yellow 2007 UPS Pick Up Service Map
  • Flat Flexibility Test Length runs parallel to the surface Flats over 10 inches long that contain a rigid insert; length perpendicular to surface, Min 2” flexibility required Flats under 10 inches long that contain a rigid insert; 1” Min Flexibility requires
  • Shape plays an important role for Domestic Mail
    • Flats
    • Large flat, rectangular, mail piece
    • No thicker than 3/4 inch
    • 1 – 15.99 ounces
    NOT QUALIFIED
    • Postcard
    • Rectangular cardstock mail piece not contained in an envelope
    • Letter
    • Small rectangular mail piece no thicker than ¼ inch
    • Lightweight Parcels
    • A three-dimensional mail piece contained in a box, thick envelope, or tube
    • 1 – 15.99 ounces
    Qualified Domestic
  • ARTS! ™ A ccurate R eporting and T racking S ystem Our web-based distribution management system gives you: • Quick access to shipment data • Improved customer service • Financial management • Complete distribution management documentation • Cost center level detail
  • ARTS! ™ Accurate Reporting and Tracking System Our enhanced tracking capabilities allow complete visibility of your mail piece. • Pickup • Processing • Close of manifest • Transportation • USPS ® acceptance • USPS® acceptance • Final delivery
  • ARTS Reporting Demo
  • ARTS Tracking Demo Our enhanced tracking capabilities allow complete visibility of your mail piece. • Pickup • Processing • Close of manifest • Transportation • USPS ® acceptance • USPS® acceptance • Final delivery
  • UPS Mail Innovations shipping control form guide This shipping information is preprinted by the Regional Processing Facilities. If changes are required, please call 1.800.500.2224
  • Postage Indicia — Domestic BOUND PRINTED MATTER Dated Mailed Date on which postage is paid, preparation is verified and mail is inducted into the United States Postal Service ® Indicia Denotes postage payment, used in place of meter or postage stamp Mail Class The classification of domestic mail according to the content and service category Destination Zip Code Zip code of delivery address Sort Code Alphanumeric scheme used for in-house mail sortation and preparation to destination USPS ® facilities Endorsement An authorized marking on a mail piece that shows handling instructions, a special service or a request for an ancillary service Unique Mail Identification Number The ID number required for reconciling individual pieces to a manifest to ensure postage is calculated and all pieces are traceable FLAT MAIL
  • Detailed billing reports: Page 1 UPS Mail Innovations provides you with a sophisticated, automated reporting and billing system. Features include: • Weekly reporting schedules • Printed and electronic formats • Consolidated billing for domestic and international mail • 2nd tier cost center billing • Mail piece distribution • Processing dates • Product type • Piece counts by weight category • Postage expenses • Total savings
  • Flat Mail Weight: 1–15.99 ounces Description: Wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved or enveloped and exceeds at least one of the following minimums: Minimum Maximum Height: 6⅛" Height: 12" Length: 11½" Length: 15" Thickness: ¼" Thickness: ¾" APS COMPATIBLE FLATS ACCEPTANCE Minimum Maximum Height: 5" Height: 10" Length: 5" Length: 14¼" Thickness: 0.02" Thickness: ¾" Examples: Advertisements Booklets Brochures Catalogs Information Kits Guidebooks Membership Materials Pricing Sheets Questionnaires Reports Schedules Welcome Packets
  • Under 1 pound Parcel Weight: 1–15.99 ounces Description: Small packages that do not meet the dimensional criteria of Machinable Parcels: • Rolls or tubes up to 26" in length and merchandise samples not individually addressed • Unwrapped, paper-wrapped or sleeve-wrapped articles • Articles enclosed in envelopes that are not letter-sized, Flat-sized or Machinable Examples: CDs Diplomas Direct Mail Promotions Diskettes Posters Product Samples Apparel
  • Bound Printed Matter Weight: 1–15 pounds Description: Generic in content, wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved or enveloped and exceeds at least one of the following minimums: Minimum Maximum Height: 6⅛" Height: 12" Length: 11½" Length: 15" Thickness: ¼" Thickness: ¾" MACHINABLE PARCELS Minimum Maximum Height: 3" Height 17" Length: 6" Length: 34" Thickness: ¼" Thickness: 17" Examples: Annual Reports Catalogs Computer Printouts Directories Handbooks Information Kits Technical Guides Telephone Directories
  • Media Mail Weight: 1–70 pounds. Subject to 1 pound minimum rate. Description: Media Mail includes specific types of Package Services matter that meet additional eligibility standards for single-piece and presorted rates. Advertising restrictions apply. Dimensions: no more than 108 inches in combined length and girth Examples: Books (at least eight pages) Film (16mm or narrower) Printed Music Printed Educational Charts Loose-leaf Pages Binders (consisting of medical information) Computer-readable media
  • Qualified international mail This mail qualifies for international shipments only, not for domestic shipments Postcard Regular cardstock mail piece not contained in an envelope Minimum Maximum Height: 3½" Height: 4¼" Length: 5" Length: 6" Thickness: 0.007 Thickness: 0.0016 Package A three-dimensional mail piece contained in a box, thick envelope or tube Maximum Length and girth*: 130" Weight: 70 pounds * Distance around the thickest part of the package Letter Small rectangular mail piece Minimum Maximum Height: 3½" Height: 6⅛" Length: 5" Length: 11½" Thickness: No thicker than ¼"
  • UPS Facts
  • The UPS business was built over 100 years…
    • 1907–1913
    1919 1940s to 1993 1993 to 2007+ American Messenger Service Merchants Parcel Delivery UPS Today United Parcel Service United Parcel Service 1930’s Messenger service Delivery for department stores Common carrier Air Express International Wide array of transportation & supply chain solutions offerings
  • The numbers are mind-boggling
    • Over 200 countries and territories served
    • 94,542 vehicles worldwide
    • 427,700 employees
    • 8 th largest airline
    • 40,000 drop boxes
    • 6,700 retail locations worldwide
    • 17,000 authorized shipping outlets
    • 1,788 operating facilities
    • 15.6 million packages delivered daily
    • 15 million daily tracking requests on ups.com
  • UPS Corporate Information
    • Founded in Seattle, Wash. August 28, 1907
    • Headquarters Atlanta, Ga.
    • Worldwide web address www.ups.com
    • Chairman and CEO Michael L. Eskew
    • 2006 revenue $47.5 billion
    • Employees 427,700 (360,600 U.S.; 67,100 International)
  • UPS Volume and Revenue
    • 2006 revenue $39.5 billion
    • 2006 delivery volume 3.9 billion
    • Daily delivery volume 15.6 million
    • Daily U.S. air volume 2.3 million
    • Daily international volume 1.8 million
  • UPS Package Operations
    • 2006 revenue $39.5 billion
    • 2006 delivery volume 3.9 billion packages and documents
    • Daily delivery volume 15.6 million packages and documents
    • Daily U.S. air volume 2.3 million packages and documents
    • Daily international volume 1.8 million packages and documents
    • Service area More than 200 countries and territories
    • Every address in North America and Europe
    • Customers 7.9 million daily (1.8 million pick-up, 6.1 million delivery)
    • UPS.com Average 15 million daily on-line tracking requests
    • Retail access The UPS Store , 4,500; Mail Boxes Etc. 1,300; UPS Customer Centers,
          • 1,000; Authorized outlets, 17,000; UPS Drop Boxes, 40,000
    • Operating facilities 1,788
    • Delivery fleet 94,542 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles
    • UPS jet aircraft 284; 8th largest airline in the world
    • Chartered aircraft 323
    • Daily flight segments Domestic – 1,130; International – 796
    • Airports served Domestic – 424; International – 389
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • 2006 net revenue $8 billion
    • Key services Logistics and distribution; transportation and freight (air, sea, ground, rail); freight forwarding; international trade management, and customs brokerage.
    • Specialty services Service parts logistics; technical repair and configuration; supply chain design and planning, returns management.
    • Facilities 936 facilities in more than 120 countries; 35 million sq. ft.
    • UPS Freight
    • Key services Leading provider of less-than-truckload services coast-to-coast
    • Delivery fleet 6,792 tractors; 22,846 trailers
    • Facilities 215+ service centers
  • UPS Global Infrastructure Air Hub Network Facility UPS Supply Chain Solutions Facilities Principal UPS Air Hubs Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific Philadelphia Louisville Ontario Miami Rockford Cologne Hong Kong Dubai Taipei Clark Singapore Guangzhou Mumbai Shanghai Chennai Delhi
      • Service to more than 50 countries and territories
      • More than 340,000 employees
      • More than 90,000 delivery vehicles
      • Intra-region flight segments:
        • 68 Central and South America
        • 73 Canada
        • 1,082 United States
    UPS’s Presence in the Americas UPS Supply Chain Solutions Facilities Buenos Aires São Paulo La Paz Caracas Quito Bogota Mexico City San Salvador Panamá Los Angeles Seattle Guadalajara Air Hub Network Facility Philadelphia Louisville Ontario Miami Rockford
  • UPS Awards – Business Excellence
    • FORTUNE magazine has ranked UPS:
      • “ America’s Most Admired” in its industry for 20 years
      • “ World’s Most Admired” in its industry for 6 years
    • Other recognition
      • UPS ranked 32 out of 100 brands in Business Week’s 2006 Best Global Brands issue
      • In 2004, UPS was ranked highest in customer satisfaction for domestic air, ground and international delivery, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Small-Package Delivery Service Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM
    • UPS is already recognized as a strong, valuable brand, with considerable momentum:
          • Ubiquity, emotional attachment to the brand in the U.S.
          • Success of “What can Brown do for you?” in the U.S. to move beyond package delivery
          • Recognition in FORTUNE, Interbrand, CoreBrand, Harris and other 3 rd party surveys
          • Steady improvements in awareness and quality ratings outside the U.S.
          • UPS brand valued at $15 billion (2002 FutureBrand methodology) to $21.8 billion (Millward Brown 2005)
    UPS - Starting from a position of strength
  •  
  • UPS recently ranked 32 in InterBrand’s list of top 100 global brands
    • UPS has scored increasingly higher in the Fortune Most Admired survey on being “socially and environmentally responsible”
    • Year Rank (among all companies)
    • 2002 9th
    • 2003 5th
    • 2004 3rd
    • 2005 1st
    • 2006 1st
    • Note: 2006 was highest score ever, ranked first in Global Most Admired survey for first time
    Reputation Management
  • Reputation Management Awards and Recognition – Socially Responsible
    • Points of Light Foundation National Award for Volunteerism (2006)
    • EPA Clean Air Excellence Award (2006)
    • Business Ethics magazine top 100 socially responsible companies (2006)
    • World Economic Forum global top 100 most sustainable companies (2006)
    • Wall Street Journal/Harris 4 th best corporate reputation (2005)
  • Reputation Management Awards and Recognition – Diversity
    • Black Professional Magazine top 25 companies for African Americans (2006)
    • Black Enterprise Magazine top 40 companies for diversity (2006)
    • WIPP top company for supporting women business owners (2006)
    • DiversityBusiness.com 18 th best company for women & minority business owners (2006)
    • Hispanic Magazine top 100 companies for Hispanics (2005)
    • Latin Business Magazine top company for Hispanics (2005)
    • WENC top company for supplier diversity (2005)
  • Reputation Management Awards and Recognition – Technology & Innovation
    • “ Most IT enabled company of the year” at 13 th annual Computing Awards event (2006)
    • World Trade Magazine “most innovative use of technology” (Trade Direct)
    • American Business Awards 2005 most innovative company (Worldport)
    • Top 10 company, 2005 Online Customer Respect Study
    • ComputerWorld Magazine best companies to work in IT
    • Web Marketing Assn. Award for best corporate Web sites (2005)
  • USPS Information
  • Quick Facts on the Postal Service
    • Process and deliver more than 213 billion pieces of mail — every year.
    • Nearly 703 million pieces per day
    • More than 29 million pieces per hour
    • More than 488,000 pieces per minute
    • More than 8,000 pieces per second
  • USPS: By the Numbers
    • Annual Revenue of nearly $73 billion.
    • Are the second-largest employer in the United States.
    • Employs nearly 700,000 employees.
    • Pay nearly $2 billion in employee salaries and benefits every two weeks.
    • Does not receive tax dollars for operations. They are a self-supporting agency, using the revenue from the sale of postage and products to pay expenses.
    • Handles more than 46 percent of the world's card and letter mail volume — delivering more mail to more addresses to a larger geographical area than any other post in the world.
    • Operates the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world with more than 216,000 vehicles driving more than 1.2 billion miles each year and using nearly 121 million gallons of fuel.
  • New Postal Law Key Provisions and Implications December 2006
    • Former Postal Rate Commission (PRC) renamed “Postal Regulatory Commission”
    • Changes the structure by which rates are adjusted
    • Segments postal services into two categories “Market Dominant” & “Competitive”
    • Creates a new environment in which the Postal Service operates
  • Two Product Categories
    • First-Class Mail
    • Periodicals
    • Standard Mail
    • Single-Piece Parcel Post
    • Media Mail
    • Bound Printed Matter
    • Library Mail
    • Special Services
    • Single-Piece International
    Market-Dominant
    • Priority Mail
    • Expedited Mail
    • Bulk Parcel Post
    • Bulk International Mail
    Competitive
  • Market Dominant Products - Rates
    • Future rate increases tied to Consumer Price Index (CPI) by class (begins mid 2008).
    • USPS to file 45 days before new rates become effective.
    Implications Annual, predictable increases, limited to (CPI) Cost control is critical, since some USPS costs like fuel or health benefits may rise at rates above CPI.
  • Competitive Products - Rates
    • New world - allows for pricing flexibility, with price floor TBD (begins mid 2008).
    • Board determines 30 days before new rates become effective.
    Implications Rate predictability for mailers - moderate annual increases. Customization for commercial mailers - new potential options such as geographic pricing, fuel surcharges, new services / alliances.
  • USPS Priority Mail vs. UPS Ground Commercial Package
    • USPS
    • ( 2-3 days TNT)
    • Advantages :
    • No DAS surcharge
    • No residential surcharge
    • No Saturday delivery fee
    • No fuel surcharge
    • No address correction fee
    • Free Delivery Confirmation
    • UPS
    • (1-5 days TNT)
    • Advantages :
    • Tracking
    • Scheduled delivery commitment
    • TNT Guaranteed
    *yellow highlighting indicates price advantage based on published rate cards (Puerto Rico is 6 days TNT)
  • USPS Priority Mail vs. UPS Ground Residential Package
    • USPS
    • (2-3 days TNT)
    • Advantages :
    • No DAS surcharge
    • No residential surcharge
    • No Saturday delivery fee
    • No fuel surcharge
    • No address correction fee
    • Free Delivery Confirmation
    • UPS
    • (1-5 days TNT)
    • Advantages :
    • Tracking
    • Scheduled delivery commitment
    • TNT Guaranteed
    *yellow highlighting indicates price advantage based on published rate cards (Puerto Rico is 6 days TNT)
  • USPS Priority Mail Dimensional Weight
      • Dimensional weight calculations are the same as UPS and FedEx
      • Dimensional weight applies to zones 5 through 8 Priority Mail packages
      • Dimensional weight applies to packages greater than one cubic foot
      • Example:
    L x W x H 194 Dimensional Weight =