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Video: USPS priority mail ads and boxes feature Spiderman

The USPS has released a promotional video featuring Spiderman (with a cameo by his creator, legendary cartoonist Stan Lee). to promote priority mail:

The U.S. Postal Service® and Spider-Man are two timeless and powerful heroes with similar characteristics; Speed, Agility, and Reliability. USPS is dependable and consistently delivers. Spider-Man is exceptional and there when needed most. Together they continue to go to great lengths to deliver for you, no matter what.

Try your amazing powers at http://USPS.com/Amazing or Learn more about our amazing powers by visiting http://USPS.com/Amazing

USPS – The Amazing Spiderman 2.

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Video: Postal Service looks to priority mail to raise cash

The U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority-mail program to raise revenue and drive growth in its package-delivery business.

The agency now is offering free online tracking for priority-mail shipments, free insurance and date-specific delivery so customers know whether a package will arrive in one, two or three days.

Postal officials said yesterday that they expect the changes to generate more than $500 million in new annual revenue.

Read more: Postal Service looks to priority mail to raise cash | The Columbus Dispatch.

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Video: USPS “In Priority We Trust” campaign backfires

BUFFALO, NY — In the front room of the U.S. Post Office on Genesee Street, there’s a bright, red-white-and-blue sign with a recognizable phrase splattered on the top of it.

"In Priority We Trust."

The sign remains standing at that downtown location, but a source tells 2 On Your Side the sign has been removed at another location. In fact, at locations across the United States, the United States Postal Service has begun retracting these signs after "customers voiced concerns," perhaps because the phrase too closely resembles "In God We Trust." That’s the motto printed on U.S. coins and currency, enacted originally under President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955.

Read more: U.S. Postal Service Stripping Ad Campaign Signs Nationwide | wgrz.com.

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USPS introduces Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes for commercial shippers

The following information was released by the U.S. Postal Service:

The U.S. Postal Service is ringing in the new year with an expedited package delivery service that provides a simpler way to ship to regional destinations. Designed for commercial shippers, Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes are an affordable solution for package shipments requiring fast delivery over shorter distances.

“Regional Rate Boxes are designed with commercial package shippers in mind,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Shipping Services. “They have great potential for shippers requiring expedited delivery and cost-effective pricing for small and dense packages within smaller delivery areas.”

Introduced Jan. 2, Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes are available to Priority Mail Commercial Base and Commercial Plus customers shipping small and dense packages in domestic zones 1 through 4. Postal Service-produced packaging is required, which can be ordered at usps.com/shop.

The two Regional Rate Box types (offered in top-loaded or side-loaded options) have an alpha identifier for each type, A or B. Pricing for Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes is based on the box that is used and the destination zone. Regional Rate Box A has a 15-pound maximum weight limit and starts at $4.97. Regional Rate Box B has a 20-pound maximum weight limit and starts at $5.81.

The new offering also can be used with Merchandise Return Service (MRS) parcels returned at Priority Mail prices.

Priority Mail Commercial Base prices are 6.6 percent lower on average than retail prices, and Priority Mail Commercial Plus prices are 13.6 percent lower on average than retail prices. For more information, customers can contact their Postal Service account manager or the Office of Commercial Pricing at cpp@usps.gov. Background information and pricing for Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes is available at usps.com/shipping/regionalratebox.