What to Expect with Postage Rates in 2022

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced plans to adjust postage rates upwards starting January 2022. This includes increasing the rates for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express services by 3.1%. The planned increase is part of the Postmaster General’s strategy … Read more

Backlog at California’s Ports and Its Impact

The shipping industry is going through one of its most uncertain slowdowns in 30 years due to economic disruptions such as labor shortages. U.S. ports face extensive backlogs of cargo ships, particularly in Southern California. The backlog is so intense … Read more

Possible Solutions to USPS’s Pandemic-Related Problems

Pre-COVID-19, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), would typically deliver priority mail within three days. However, poor mail service has become rampant due to pandemic-related challenges such as understaffed or closed postal offices, increased online shopping practices, and the prevailing economic … Read more

Who Governs and Funds the U.S. Postal Service?

Similar to other public corporations, a government-approved 11-person board runs the USPS. The Board consists of up to nine governors, the Post Master General, and his/her deputy. A separate entity, the Postal Regulatory Commission, has five members who are all … Read more

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