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National Postal Forum 2019 Recap: An Informed Drive

Posted by Mark Fallon on May 13, 2019 5:01:00 AM


We’ve crossed the finish line and the 2019 National Postal Forum (NPF) is complete.

The theme for this year’s show was “Growth Driven: Fueling Your Mailing and Shipping Success”. In today’s economy, “information” is more than currency, it’s also the fuel. That was evident in the speeches, the classes, and on the exhibit hall floor.

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Tune-Up Your Engines – Getting the Most out of the 2019 National Postal Forum

Posted by Mark Fallon on Mar 25, 2019 5:00:00 PM



You don’t have to be a racing fan to get excited about the upcoming National Postal Forum (NPF) in Indianapolis. This year’s NPF includes many exciting and innovative changes to the industry’s largest conference and trade show – multiple venues, guest speakers and TED talks! With general sessions at the JW Marriott, classes and exhibits at the convention center, and evening events at different venues, attendees will have to pay attention to logistics.

To help attendees get ready for the conference, the National Postal Forum, along with The Berkshire Company’s team of speakers, is presenting an exclusive webinar on getting the most out of the 2019 NPF in Indianapolis, on Tuesday, April 9, at 12:00 ET, 11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, and 9:00 PT.

In the webinar we will:

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On Track and Driving Growth for the 2019 National Postal Forum

Posted by Mark Fallon on Mar 5, 2019 5:01:00 AM


It begins 2 months from today, so now’s the time to get tuned up for the starting line of the 2019 National Postal Forum (NPF) – May 5 - 8, 2019 in exciting Indianapolis, IN.

Savvy businesses know that physical mail is a critical component to driving their success. Now more than ever, it’s not “either physical or digital”, it’s “physical AND digital” communication to connect to your customers. Whether statements, direct mail or catalogues, consumers want omnichannel routes, so they can choose the path that works best for them.

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National Postal Forum 2018 Recap: The Intersection of Physical and Digital

Posted by Mark Fallon on May 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM


For the second year in a row, over 4,000 people came together at the National Postal Forum (NPF). This year’s conference in San Antonio marked the 50th anniversary of the NPF. Things have changed a lot since 1968, and the 3 words that sum up the US Postal Service’s (USPS) message throughout the show were: informed, integrated and disruptive.

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NPF 2018: See You in San Antonio!

Posted by Mark Fallon on Apr 30, 2018 2:30:00 PM



What are your plans for the upcoming National Postal Forum (NPF), May 6 – 10, 2018 in San Antonio, TX?

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Updated eBook for 2018 - 110 Tips to Improve Your Mail Center

Posted by Mark Fallon on Apr 17, 2018 5:01:00 AM

The Berkshire Company is excited to announce the publication of the 2018 edition of our popular eBook - 110 Tips to Improve Your Mail Center.

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Looking Ahead – 2018 National Postal Forum

Posted by Mark Fallon on Feb 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM


There’s still snow on the ground in my backyard, but I’m thinking about the warm weather down in Texas. That’s because I just received my catalog for the 2018 National Postal Forum (NPF) – May 6 – 9, 2018 in beautiful San Antonio.

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Trends in Print and Mail - The Top 10 Posts from 2017

Posted by Mark Fallon on Jan 3, 2018 5:20:00 AM


A new administration and a new congress took office in 2017. Along with those changes, there was a brief hope for legislative reform when a joint bill was passed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As the President and the Senate majority are from the same party, perhaps nominees to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors would be approved.

However, the legislation has since stalled and the Senate hasn’t scheduled any hearings on the nominees. Letter mail volumes – for both First Class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail – have declined. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) announced their findings and proposed rulemaking after completing the mandatory 10-year review of the system for regulating postage rates for Market Dominant products – and the responses from industry and USPS leadership have been negative. Mergers and acquisitions of service providers continue at a brisk pace.

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National Postal Forum 2017 Recap: Briefing from Baltimore

Posted by Mark Fallon on May 30, 2017 5:03:50 PM

Last week was one of the largest National Postal Forums (NPF) in a decade, with more than 4,400 people attending the show over 4 days. With the theme of “Make Informed Connections”, the NPF was filled with opportunities for vendors to connect with customers, mailers to connect with postal executives, and industry professionals to connect with each other.

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NPF 2017: Meeting up in Maryland

Posted by Mark Fallon on May 15, 2017 10:35:52 AM

What are your plans for upcoming National Postal Forum (NPF), May 21 – 24, 2017 in Baltimore, MD?

The theme for this year’s NPF is “Making Informed Connections”. That includes networking with fellow mail professionals, vendors, and officials from the U.S. Postal Service. We’re especially looking forward to Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s keynote on Monday morning and hearing her take on the ratemaking review and the most recent attempt at postal reform legislation.

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