The Consumer Postal Council champions world-class postal services by promoting programs and policies that increase productivity, transparency and eliminate distortions and inefficiencies caused by monopolies.

The United States Postal Service faces a major policy shakeup at a time when package delivery has become more central to Americans’ lives than ever. A growing reliance on e-commerce has driven demand for direct-to-door shipping for everything from textbooks to toothbrushes. And to the casual observer, USPS is playing what...

Remember the old Saturday Night Live skit about the First CitiWide “change bank” that does nothing but make change? Our customers ask us how we make a profit, quips the bank’s spokesman. “The answer is simple -- volume.” As laughable as this dubious business plan sounds, it bears many similarities to...

As if taking its cues from the world of exclusive nightclubs, the U.S. Postal Service has declared that you have to be “in the know” to get the best value for your mailing dollar. Consumers who mail certain printed materials are just learning that the traditional discounted rate for “bound printed...