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Address Change Service (ACS) – Harnessing Its Benefits

In June of 2015, we wrote on this blog about how ACS can reduce your Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA) Mail and, in the process, save you on return mail fees – currently $1.17 per piece.  Click here to read that post: http://gofranklingo.com/blog/index.php/2015/06/15/how-to-eliminate-returned-mail/

A large number of […]

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USPS Gets PRC OK for a 2017 Price Rise

USPS prices are going up in 2017. First Class mail goes from 47 to 49 cents on Jan. 22, with other products seeing varying price increases.

On Tuesday, the PRC […]

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2016 Postage Rate Decrease

 For the first time in almost 100 years, the USPS is lowering postage rates.  The average decrease among all classes is about 4%.  The decrease begins Sunday, April 10th.

What this means in real terms is that Standard Class automated mail will go down about a […]

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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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How to Eliminate Returned Mail

If you’re a direct mailer, you are likely familiar with the sight of trays of mail with these ugly yellow labels.  The USPS identifies these as UAA mail (Undeliverable As Addressed). 6.4% of all standard mail is UAA, and 3.4% of first class mail.

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Important Postage Update

Court Rules on end to 2014 Exigent Rate Increase

On Friday, June 5, 2015,  the DC Court of Appeals issued its decision on the exigent rate case.  The court affirmed the most significant element of the ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission back in late 2013, namely, […]

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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.

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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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USPS Announces Additional Facility Closures

The United States Postal Service is planning to resume the rationalization of our network of mail processing facilities which began in 2012. To provide adequate time for planning and preparation, the Postal Service is providing this six-month advance notice of consolidations, for up to 82 […]

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