The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) made an important ruling in late July, which will have a direct effect on the postage you pay.
After several court battles, industry and postal filings, and even some input from postal unions, the last chapter of the exigent rate filing is starting to take shape. Assuming no additional court cases are filed, mailers can expect to see the first ever postage decrease next spring.
It’s hard to believe that 2015 is half over, but the fall mailing season is just around the corner!
Before we know it, the rush of back to school events, political mailings (yes, even in this off year), holiday sales and end of year clearances will carry us into 2016. Use this calm before the storm to fine-tune your processes, investigate new areas to grow your business, and find any additional postal discounts you might be missing out on. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of mailing’s busiest season.
On January 15, the Postal Service announced that the next price increase will occur on April 26. They filed the details with the Postal Regulatory Commission, who will review the proposal. On average, prices will increase 1.966%, which is in line with the Consumer Price Index, or CPI. We expect that the PRC will approve this proposal.
It will take some time to review and analyze the proposal, but here’s what we know today: