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The Global Perspective: What’s Happening with International Mailing and Shipping
August 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Topic – “The Global Perspective: What’s Happening with International Mailing and Shipping”
Description – Cross-border ecommerce has been a booming market with growth anticipated for years to come. Postal operators are expected to reap benefits from this growth in international ecommerce. But the pandemic has made moving packages (and letters) around the world extremely difficult. The loss of airlift, movement of mail to slower ocean vessels, workforce interruptions, and rising postage rates due to changes in the Universal Postal Union’s terminal dues system have made 2020 an unprecedented year for international mailers and shippers. Learn what’s happening with international mailing and shipping, and how to stay on top of the challenges and opportunities of going global.
This will be a ZOOM meeting, but you do not need ZOOM to join.
Participation will be limited so sign up today and please share this information with your colleagues.
International Mailers’ Advisory Group (IMAG)
Bio – Katherine “Kate” Muth is executive director of the International Mailers’ Advisory Group (IMAG), a trade association representing a diverse community of consolidators, hardware and software solutions providers, and marketplaces and platforms. IMAG’s core mission is to address barriers to the efficient flow of information and goods across borders for companies utilizing postal services. IMAG is a member of the Universal Postal Union’s Consultative Committee and a member of the State Department’s International Postal and Delivery Services advisory group.
She is also president of Muth Communications, a small business that provides a wide range of editorial and communication services to clients, focusing on consulting, technical writing, white papers, social media messaging, and editing. She is widely considered an expert on postal and mailing industry issues having served for four years as vice president of the Association for Postal Commerce in the mid-2000s and prior to that as editor of the award-winning trade publication Business Mailers Review for nearly a decade. Kate continues to study and write on postal topics ranging from policy to operational issues and has been a contributor to trade publications, including Mailing Systems Technology and the Prescott Report. She has written white papers and provided speechwriting for many postal industry clients, including the Mailers Council, The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, and the Office of Inspector General.