Industry Corner Podcast

BCC Software

Welcome to BCC Software's Industry Corner Podcast. Each episode, you’ll hear industry expert and past MTAC chair Chris Lien, BCC Software President, break down industry topics, explain the current state of the industry, and what it means for your business.

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Chris recaps the recent DTAC meetings, and discusses some upcoming changes to the USPS Board of Governors - 11/30/2021

Nov 30

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Chris recaps the November MTAC meetings, the Board of Governor’s meeting on November 10, and the USPS market competitive pricing for 2022 that if approved by the PRC would go into effect on January 9, 2022.

Nov 15

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Chris recaps the recent Postcom Study Day including remarks from PMG Louis DeJoy, the GAO has a new primer on the USPS, and an early update on service performance as we head into peak mailing season.

Oct 25

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Chris discusses the Oral Arguments from the DC District Court hearing on September 13, a recently published white paper from the OIG on service standards, and the USPS proactive approach to scheduled and somewhat predictable future price increases.

Sep 20

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Chris discusses the August 29, 2021 USPS® price increase, resources to combat cybersecurity, and some upcoming industry events you don’t want to miss.

Sep 1

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Chris Lien discusses the recent USPS Board of Governors meeting, the temporary package price increases for the 2021 holidays, and some recent changes to the MTAC charter.

Aug 17

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Chris provides some highlights from the recently published Household Diary Study, recaps the June MTAC meetings, and provides an update on the August USPS price adjustments.

Jul 26

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Chris discusses the mid-year USPS price increase, new members of the Board of Governors, progress in Congress toward meaningful postal legislation, and a recent report from the USPS Office of the Inspector General.

Jun 28

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Chris recaps the USPS "Delivering for America" Ten-Year Plan that speaks to how the USPS will reverse the projected $160 billion loss over the next ten years.

Mar 25

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Chris recaps the House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing held on February 24, 2021, discusses the three new Presidentially appointed Governors for the USPS, and provides an update on a potential mid-year USPS price increase - 03/08/2021

Mar 8

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Ep042 - Chris discusses some recent changes at the USPS Board Of Governors and clarifies what President Biden can and cannot do with regards to the PMG and members of the Board of Governors. He reviews the recent service performance scores and reported revenue from the USPS fiscal quarter 1. And finally, he speculates on the potential of another round of price increases for 2021 - 2/22/2021

Feb 22

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Ep041 - An overview and commentary on the Postal Regulatory Commission's 10-year review of the USPS Pricing Authority as part of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act published on November 30, 2020 - 12-11-2020

Dec 2020

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Ep040 - USPS 2021 proposed price increases, Proposed incentive for Seamless Acceptance, Topics to be discussed at the November MTAC meeting, and the 2021 Next Generation Campaign Award - 11-2-2020

Nov 2020

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Chris clarifies information and misinformation about the Postal Service, the Postmaster General, congressional oversight, and vote-by-mail - 08/19/20

Aug 2020

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A review of the USPS Q2 fiscal results, information from a recent GAO report on the Postal Service's business model, comments about the 75th Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy - 05/11/20

May 2020

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Recap of the recent Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee meetings, an update on the impact of the mailing industry from the COVID-19 pandemic, and some thoughts and tips on remaining essential during this pandemic response.

Apr 2020

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Guest Mark Fallon, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Berkshire Company joins us to discuss the importance of workflow automation and mailing industry education, we'll also review the results of the 2019 USPS® Promotions and discuss the latest in Informed Delivery® and Informed Addressing

Mar 2020

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Highlights from the US Postal Service's Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to Congress.

Jan 2020

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A Postal Regulatory Commission order proposing expanding pricing authority for the United States Postal Service, a nomination by the President for another Board of Governors member, and a Postal Regulatory Commission semi-decision regarding 2020 price increases for first-class letters.

Jan 2020

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Recap of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meetings held in Washington, DC in October 2019

Nov 2019

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Ep032 - The recently filed USPS proposed price increases for 2020, how a major software provider prepares for this annual update, recap of two major announcements - 10/28/19

Oct 2019

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The outcome of the UPU Congress, an update from the PostCom meetings, and recapping PCC week

Oct 2019

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Ep030 - An update from the Postal Regulatory Commission, a recent decision from the D.C. District Court regarding the $.05 price increase earlier this year, an alert from the Postal Service regarding the Informed Delivery Promotion - 09/30/19

Sep 2019

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Ep029 - MTAC Part 2 - An update to seamless acceptance, more USPS organizational changes, concerns regarding the United States withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union - 09/16/19

Sep 2019

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Ep028 - MTAC Part 1 - General Session With Postmaster General, Financial And Informed Delivery Updates, The Vice Chair Election Results - 09/03/19

Sep 2019

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Ep027 - Recap of 2019 Information Exchange User Conference, an update on the Board of Governors and Postal Regulatory Commission confirmations, highlights from Board of Governors meeting as well as 2019 Household Diary Study highlights - 08/19/19

Aug 2019

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Ep026 - Highlights from the July 16th Senate confirmation hearings, Changes in USPS senior leadership, and upcoming industry events including a Board of Governor meeting on August 8th - 08/05/19

Aug 2019

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Further info about 2020 pricing, legislative update on the Board of Governors and the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Postal Service's 10-year plan and labor negotiations, and comments about mail.dat and the Idealliance Association - 07/22/19

Jul 2019

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Ep024 - More details on USPS 2020 pricing, and the potential withdrawal of the United States from the Universal Postal Union - 07/08/2019

Jul 2019

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Ep023 - We discuss the June MTAC (Mailers' Advisor Technical Committee) meeting, including comments from the PMG, some concerns about Informed Delivery, and a greater focus on address quality address change service - 06/24/2019

Jun 2019

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Ep022 - We discuss the 2020 price update from Steve Phelps at a recent meeting, an update on Seamless Acceptance and enterprise payment systems, legislative update, and concerns around Informed Delivery - 06/10/2019

Jun 2019

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Ep021 - Recap of the National Postal Forum, Review the House hearing that took place on April 30th, and discuss a flurry of postal legislation currently being proposed - 05/28/19

May 2019

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Ep020 - The annual compliance determination, USPS final decision on marketing mail content, and a recent OIG white paper on mail mix and recipient reactions - 04/29/19

Apr 2019

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Ep019 - Recent USPS initiatives including Seamless Acceptance, EPS, and Informed Delivery as well as talk about the 2019 trade show season - 04-15-2019

Apr 2019

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Ep018 - We talk about the recent activities with the Board of Governors and we recap the Senate hearing on the President's Task Force released in December 2018- 04-01-2019

Apr 2019

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Ep017 - The latest from The Mailers' Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), The National Postal Policy Council, And some changes at USPS Leadership - 03-18-2019

Mar 2019

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Ep016 - The 2019 Idealliance Postal Exchange Conference, topics included: the shape of the mail supply chain 2-3 years from now, mail preparation and intelligent worksharing, and using data to drive a healthier supply chain - 03-04-2019

Mar 2019

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Ep015 - We talk about the first quarter financial results for 2019 and highlights for the recent PostCom meeting - 02-18-2019

Feb 2019

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Ep014 - We talk about BCC Software's recent acquisition of Satori Software, USPS Leadership Changes, the Latest on Informed Delivery, and Promotions for 2019 - 02-04-2019

Feb 2019

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Ep013 - We make predictions for 2019 centered around 7 topics in the postal industry - 01-21-2019

Jan 2019

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Ep012 - We talk about the USPS Board of Governors and a luncheon where Governor Williams talked about the strengths and challenges for the USPS - 01-07-2019

Jan 2019

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Ep011 - We discuss the President's Task Force and the USPS and the initial reaction from the mailing industry - 12-24-2018

Dec 2018

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We recap the November Mailer's Technical Advisory Board (MTAC) meetings in Washington DC.

Dec 2018

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The latest from Washington, DC in the wake of the post mid-term elections, A decision by the Board of Governors that will impact the price adjustments for 2019, and an overview of the 2019 promotions and the exciting opportunities they present for mailers and the mailing industry.

Nov 2018

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We discuss how the industry is beginning to unpack all the price changes for 2019, as well as some of the key points that the new Board of Governor David Williams made at a recent PostCom meeting

Nov 2018

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The 2019 planned price changes (expected and unexpected) and perhaps some signals to the industry, we also talk about the 2019 Promotions.

Oct 2018

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This week we talk about the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), what was discussed during the meetings and what was not discussed, we'll talk about Pricing, Promotions, and Opportunities for Address Quality.

Oct 2018

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We talk about PCC Week, an update on the Board of Governors, a preview of promotions for 2019, CPI for 2019 and what that means for postage pricing, and recommendations from the Office of the Inspector General on curbing fraudulent Changes of Address

Oct 2018

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Announcements from USPS® HQ, Newly Confirmed Board of Governors, Industry Feedback on limiting of Marketing Mail, Compliance+ and Address Quality

Sep 2018

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News about Board of Governors Confirmations, an update on the President's Postal Task Force, and how Millennials are changing the way marketers are leveraging data to communicate to their customers.

Sep 2018

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