USPS Announcement for 2020 Postal Rates

USPS Announcement for 2020 Postal Rates

On October 9, 2019, The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed new rates for 2020 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The USPS elected to keep the rate for the Forever Stamp at 55 cents and the rate for an additional ounce at 15 cents meaning that the cost of the Butterfly Stamp will also […]

GCA Says “Thanks, Millennials!” For The 44 Million Increase In Cards Sent Over The Last Year

GCA Says “Thanks, Millennials!” For The 44 Million Increase In Cards Sent Over The Last Year

“Thank you, Millennials” was one of the overall positive messages expressed during the GCA’s recent “Oceans of Opportunity” Workshop and Retreat in Naples, Florida. The last year, according to the research findings from the United States Postal Service, has seen an encouraging increase in 44 million more greeting cards being posted compared to the previous […]

A Trade Update

A Trade Update

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has been engaged in opposing expansion of the list of products imported from China subject to proposed tariffs to include greeting cards including testimony by GCA President, George White to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in June of this year. While it was announced shortly after the hearing that […]

GCA Teams Up w/USPS; Debuts New Postmark for Thinking of You Week

GCA Teams Up w/USPS; Debuts New Postmark for Thinking of You Week

GREETING CARD ASSOCIATION TEAMS UP WITH U.S. POSTAL SERVICE New “Mail a Smile” Postmark Kicks Off September 1 Washington, D.C. – August 30, 2018 – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to deliver smiles throughout September with a new “Mail a Smile” postmark that will be stamped […]

Rather than Privatization, the GCA Strongly Supports Enactment of Pending Postal Financial Stabilization Legislation

Rather than Privatization, the GCA Strongly Supports Enactment of Pending Postal Financial Stabilization Legislation

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) urges the administration to reconsider its recommendation for privatizing the United States Postal Service (USPS). Privatization is antithetical to the Constitutional legacy and statutory mission of the USPS to bind the nation together. Affordable universal service to every address 6 days a week at a uniform rate is a core […]

Greeting Card Association Applauds Postal Service Reform Act–

Greeting Card Association Applauds Postal Service Reform Act–

Urges Congress to Support Comprehensive Plan to Improve this Key Driver of Nation’s Economy Statement by Peter Doherty, Executive Director, Greeting Card Association Washington, DC — March 26, 2018 — “The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 will provide a way forward for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) through a comprehensive plan to improve overall […]