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Postal Service Files Market Dominant Price Change

Proposes an Additional $0.9 Billion in Annualized Contributions

WASHINGTON  ̶  On January 15, 2015 the Postal Service filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) a Market Dominant price change based on a Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap authority of  1.966%.

The Postal Service believes strongly in the […]

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Will There Be A Postage Increase in 2015?

We have had several clients asking about 2015 postage and whether or not there will be a January increase.  The fact is, nobody knows for sure at this point.  Following are several possible scenarios.

The USPS has the option to file for another CPI (Consumer Price […]

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USPS Mail Delivery Standards – Quick Lookup

Here’s a tool we often use when customers ask us how long it will take for a mailing to get from Point A to Point B.  Just click on the following link:

https://ribbs.usps.gov/modernservicestandards/ssmaps/find_map.cfm

In the upper left corner you can select the Mail Class – First Class […]

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Postal Terminology – CASS vs. NCOA. What’s the difference?

In order to maximize the delivery of your mail, minimize returned mail (which wastes both production and postage costs), keep your database up to date and receive the lowest postage rate, you should always run your list through a CASS and NCOA process. We hear […]

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Purchased Mailing Lists – Nobody is Perfect

When you purchase mailing lists for clients, as we frequently do, please be sure to educate your clients regarding deliverability.  No purchased mailing list is 100% guaranteed so please be sure this is not their expectation before they place an order for a list.  The […]

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Reminder of 2013 Postal Changes

With the new year almost upon us, we thought we should quickly review USPS changes coming in the new year.

Mail Piece Dimension Change:  The size for folded self-mailers changes on January 5, 2013.  The new maximum is 10 1/2 x 6 inches.  Anything larger than […]

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Are You Optimizing Postal Processing to Lower Costs and Improve Mail Deliverability?

As U.S. postal rates continue to rise each year direct marketers are continually challenged to offset these costs, which can represent up to 65% of total direct mail project budgets. Yet many marketers fail to focus their cost-reduction efforts on postage, trying instead to reduce […]

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Direct Mail Neurology. Who knew?

According to a case study, on behalf of Britain’s Royal Mail , by leading global research agency, Millward Brown, functional Magnetic Resonance Imagery (fMRI) scanning comparing tangible materials (a.k.a., mail) to digital messaging showed that print, (a.k.a., mail):

Leaves a deeper footprint in the brain – […]

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Senate OKs Postal Reform Bill

The Senate approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday aiming to restructure the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, clearing the way for a massive reduction in the agency’s workforce.

The final bill, passed by the Senate in a 62-37 vote, refunds to USPS overpayments it made to the federal […]

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