The Postal Service filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) certain classification changes designed to enhance and expand the First-Class Package Service (FCPS) product. This will simplify three of the USPS ground shipping options into one. USPS Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground will be incorporated into one enhanced FCPS product. “We are improving service and simplifying product offerings for our customers,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “By upgrading the customer experience and optimizing our package processing and surface transportation networks, we are becoming the best option in the industry.” The changes are in keeping with the Delivering for America 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence, defined as meeting or exceeding 95 percent on-time delivery across all product categories.
The Paper Receipts Converting Association (PRCA) is pleased to announce that California Bill AB 1347, which proposed stringent regulations on the use of paper receipts in the state, failed to move past Senate Appropriations last week. A victory for consumers and industry alike, the bill will not move forward in the state’s 2023-24 legislative session.
Upon AB 1347’s introduction earlier this year, PRCA quickly began to communicate the value of paper receipts to lawmakers in California, working closely with other groups such as the American Forest and Paper Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Retail Council, and local community groups like the Imperial Valley Food Bank and Long Beach’s Su Casa.
As the bill aimed to limit the use of paper receipts in the state, PRCA championed not only the consumers who prefer tangible paper records, but also those who depend on them. A letter from the Coalition to Support Low-Income Consumers to the CA Assembly clearly summed up the issue: “AB 1347 is an attempt to address paper waste while ignoring the real-world hardships the bill would levy, especially on low-income and underserved communities that rely on coupons [which are often printed on receipts].”
more at: https://paperreceipts.org/legislative-corner/as-california-receipt-bill-falters-paper-receipts-association-stands-strong-for-consumer-choice/