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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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2014 USPS Promotional Schedule

The USPS has released its 2014 promotional calendar.  Mailers can receive various discounts from 2% to 15% by taking advantage of these promotions.  The promotions for 2014 represent a significant increase from the past two years.  Here they are at a glance:

February 1 – March […]

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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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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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USPS Postage Discount Program Begins March 1, 2013

We posted earlier about the six postage discount programs being offered by the USPS this year.  You can get the official information here: http://1.usa.gov/Se9pjO

The first of these begins on March 1st and runs through April 30th.  It offers an upfront 2% postage discount by providing […]

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2013 Postage Rate Chart

We posted in an earlier blog that postage rates for all First Class, Standard and Non Profit mail would be increasing about 2.5% beginning January 27, 2013.  Details of these rates and applicable discounts for automation and destination entry drop shipping are available.  You can view […]

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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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