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USPS Is Gaining on FedEx and UPS in E-commerce Shipping
UPS analysis shows rapid growth of commercial Priority Mail volume. The U.S. Postal Service is using low rates to muscle aside its private competitors and grab nearly all the growth in e-commerce-related shipments, according to a UPS analysis. A round of st...
UPS analysis shows rapid growth of commercial Priority Mail volume. The U.S. Postal Service is using low rates to muscle aside its private competitors and grab nearly all the growth in e-commerce-related shipments, according to a UPS analysis. A round of steep, unfair price cuts in September ...
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Few Postal Jobs Will Be Cut in 2016
Don't look for any major downsizing from the U.S. Postal Service during the coming year: A new report indicates the postal workforce will remain stable through late 2016. The agency is projecting a 0.6% decrease in work hours during Fiscal Year 2016, accord...
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What Is a Dead Tree Edition? 7 Ways the Meaning Has Evolved
To celebrate the seventh birthday of the “Dead Tree Edition” blog this month, here’s a look back at how the meaning of the phrase “dead tree edition” has changed since October 2008. The "experts" concluded that the Web had blasted a fatal hole in print. Sin...
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A Kick in the Listicles: 7 Reasons Digital Media Are Inferior to Print
It's no wonder a Viagra TV ad features a press operator, not a web geek. In honor of the second annual International Print Day, today the Dead Tree Edition Research Institute and Tiddlywinks Club delves into why print -- specifically, printed magazines -- a...
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Ten Ways E-Commerce Is Reshaping the USPS
The E-commerce Revolution is reverberating throughout the U.S. Postal Service, but not in the destructive manner of other digital disruptions like email, online news, and electronic bill payment. Largely, if not solely, because of online merchants, the agen...
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Why R.R. Donnelley Is Splitting Into 3 Companies
After hearing the U.S.’s largest printing company talk for years about the synergies among its various divisions and acquisitions, securities analysts were dumbfounded last week when the company announced it would split into three.  “So I thought part of th...
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Few Postal Jobs Will Be Cut in 2016
Don't look for any major downsizing from the U.S. Postal Service during the coming year: A new report indicates the postal workforce will remain stable through late 2016. The agency is projecting a 0.6% decrease in work hours during Fiscal Year 2016, accord...
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Verso Warns of Restructuring & Asset Sell-Offs
Verso Corporation, the largest U.S.-based maker of magazine-quality paper, told customers this morning that "cash flow and liquidity concerns" might force it to restructure or to sell some mills. The announcement is no surprise to Wall Street, where Verso's...
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Two Paper Companies Convicted of Being Canadian
Paper undergoing supercalendering First there were the Black Liquor Boondoggles , now there’s the Supercalendered Scam. The U.S. government’s attempts to prop up the country’s ailing paper industry once again are going to ridiculous lengths, this time with ...
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Judge Ridicules Change-of-Address Regulations
News flash: Even procrastinators and the forgetful notify their electric company when they move. Sitting in the dark and lacking refrigeration have a way of moving that chore to the top of one’s to-do list. But those same people often forget, or purposely a...
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Standard Mail Flats: Ending the Controversy Without Fixing the Problem
The long-standing controversy over the U.S. Postal Service’s money-losing “Standard Flats” mail is apparently being tamped down in true Washington fashion – not by raising prices, cutting costs, or solving a problem, but by changing a definition. Flat mail ...
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Is the Postal Service Primed for Amazon Prime Day?
Next Wednesday is Amazon Prime Day, a huge promotion that one postal expert predicts will overwhelm the U.S. Postal Service. Amazon is celebrating its 20th anniversary on July 15 with a one-day online shopping event that will offer “more deals than Black Fr...
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Chief Arborist, Dead Tree Edition
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By day, the pseudonymous D. Eadward Tree is a magazine manager dealing with such oh-so-20th Century concerns as printing, paper, and postage as he tries to make dead-tree publications more economically and environmentally sustainable. By night, he becomes Chief Arborist of Dead Tree Edition, boldly venturing into the blogosphere -- despite not knowing his RSS from a hole in the ground -- to provide analysis and wisecracks about ink-on-paper publishing.
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By day: U.S. magazine manager. By night: blogger
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