Postal Service’s Pricing Methodology Upheld by Appeals Court

May 25, 2018

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 22 upheld The U.S. Postal Service’s method to set prices for competitive services. The ruling comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s assertion that USPS doesn’t charge Amazon.com enough to deliver its packages.” – Postal Times

Postal Service’s Pricing Methodology Upheld by Appeals Court

Please contact us to schedule for a consultation, an in depth assessment, report, or custom research project on the court’s action, including the current White House Executive Order establishing a Task Force to conduct a thorough evaluation of the operations and finances of the USPS,

(i)    the expansion and pricing of the package delivery market and the USPS’s role in competitive markets;;

(ii)   the decline in mail volume and its implications for USPS self-financing and the USPS monopoly over letter delivery and mailboxes;

(iii)  the definition of the “universal service obligation” in light of changes in technology, e‑commerce, marketing practices, and customer needs;

(iv)   the USPS role in the U.S. economy and in rural areas, communities, and small towns; and

(v)    the state of the USPS business model, workforce, operations, costs, and pricing.

And develop recommendations for administrative and legislative reforms to the United States postal system.

 

 

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