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Postage Update

Originally, the exigent price increase that took place in January 2014 in order to recoup losses from the depression was set to expire in August of this year.  Due to a recalculation of the actual loss incurred, the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) has ruled that […]

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Postage Rate Increase – May 2015

On May 7, 2015 the PRC approved a rate increase applied for by the USPS.  The increase goes into effect May 31, 2015 and applies to all classes of mail. On average the increase is less than 2%.  The increase for Standard Mail is about 1/3 […]

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Regulators approve US Postal Service price increases set for April

Postal regulators in the United States have given the green light to Postal Service price changes planned to take effect from 26 April, 2015.

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved both adjustments to First Class Mail services as well as for competitive express and parcel shipping changes.

The […]

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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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Postal Rates Will NOT Increase in January 2015

At today’s Association for Postal Commerce meeting Postmaster General, Pat Donahoe, announced that the USPS® will not be filing for a new price change in January.

He also informed the group that they would wait until early 2015 to reexamine the option. This means that current […]

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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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Eight Point Plan to Mail Smarter in 2014

With the 2014 postage increase have come some challenges.  Specifically, what can mailers do to help reduce the impact of the postage increase?  We have come up with an eight point plan to help do just that.  This content was originally mailed to our clients […]

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2014 Postage Rate Tables & Increases

Here are the 2014 postage rates that take effect on January 26, 2014.  The table contains both the new rates, 2013 rates and variances by dollar amount and percentage.  First class and standard mail both have average increases of just under 6%.  The PRC approved […]

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2014 Postal Rate Increase

Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn.  The cost […]

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Are You Eligible for a USPS Tech Credit?

The USPS has a new program in which mailers can receive a one-time postage credit if they have met specified mail volumes during the period from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.

Program Overview In order to encourage mailers to convert to Full-Service mailing standards, […]

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