USPS issues two new stamps

Postal Service will issue two new stamps this spring — a $1.15 Global Forever international rate stamp and a 3-cent stamp. The Green Succulent Global Forever international rate stamp will be available in panes of 10 stamps to be issued April 28. It can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country where First-Class Mail International service is available. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its opera

By | March 23rd, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Robert Panara immortalized on stamp

The Postal Service’s 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. At age 10, Panara was profoundly deafened after contracting spinal meningitis, which damaged his auditory nerves. Panara taught English for two decades, beginning in 1948, at Gallaudet College (now University), in Washington, DC. In 1967, he helped found the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and became its first

By | March 15th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Stamps celebrating Work Projects Administration posters

Formed in 1935 as the Works Progress Administration — renamed Work Projects Administration in 1939 — the WPA provided millions of jobs during the Great Depression. “Discover Puerto Rico, U.S.A.,” New York City, ca. “City of New York Municipal Airports,” New York City, ca. Prosperity,” New York City, ca. The posters featured on these stamps are from the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, which houses the largest collection of WPA posters.

By | March 6th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Nebraska Statehood Forever Stamp Issued Today

Postal Service celebrated the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood today by issuing a Forever stamp depicting a photograph taken on the banks of the Platte River as sandhill cranes flew low overhead at sunset. Postal Service as we celebrate the Cornhusker state’s sesquicentennial with a Forever stamp,” said U.S. “Each March, the Platte River in south-central Nebraska is the stage for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North America,” said Forsberg. The Postal Service receives no tax d

By | February 28th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

FedEx Extends Express Air Transportation Contract With United States Postal Service

FedEx Extends Express Air Transportation Contract With United States Postal ServiceMEMPHIS, Tenn., February 23, 2017—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced that its FedEx Express subsidiary has entered into an extension to the express air transportation contract with the United States Postal Service originally executed on April 23, 2013. The modified contract is expected to generate revenue of approximately $1.5 billion per year for FedEx Express. FedEx Express will provide airport-to-airport t

By | February 22nd, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Stamp commemorating JFK’s birth centennial.

BOSTON — Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan today dedicated a Forever stamp commemorating the centennial of the birth of our nation’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Acting Director James Roth served as Master of Ceremonies. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Board member Matthew Kennedy also attended the ceremony. Other John F. Kennedy related stamps5-cent First Class Kennedy Memorial stamp issued May 29, 1964. For reporters interested in speaki

By | February 19th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

USPS honors fashion icon Oscar de la Renta

Postal Service today issued Forever stamps honoring Oscar de la Renta, one of the world’s leading fashion designers, during a ceremony at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. For 50 years, de la Renta created glamorous, sophisticated clothes that showcased the distinctively feminine attributes of the women who wore them. “The Postal Service is proud to honor Oscar de la Renta for his genius and pioneering leadership in the fashion industry,” said Janice Walker, vice president, Corporate Co

By | February 15th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

USPS FY 2017 first quarter results

Postal Service posted a net loss of approximately $200 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). The first quarter, which includes the holiday mailing season, is typically the Postal Service's strongest quarter of the fiscal year. (See Selected FY 2017 First Quarter Results of Operations table below). Beginning in 2017, the PSRHBF is to be used to fund the Postal Service’s share of retiree health benefit premiums. The Postal Service receives no tax

By | February 8th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Additional 2017 Stamps Announced

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service today announced more stamps to be issued in 2017. Postal Service Director, Stamp Services. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the 2017 Patriotic Nonprofit stamp using the 2016 USA stamp art he designed with Leslie Badani. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to

By | December 28th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

World’s largest post office serves millions

Postal Service announced that Monday, Dec. 19, will be the busiest mailing day of the year. Of the 12 million customers visiting the nation’s 31,000 plus Post Offices, 7 million will visit the world’s largest Post Office — Postal Service Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President Jim Cochrane, referring to the ability to schedule next-day package pickup online at As the world’s largest e-commerce deliverer, the Postal Service is projecting about 750 mil

By | December 15th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments