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Much More Than CPI Increase for Competitive Products

Posted by Kim Mauch on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 17:14
Much More Than CPI Increase for Competitive Products

The Postal Service proposed new prices for their competitive products that, if approved, will go into effect on January 17.

Unlike a price change for “market dominant” prices like First-Class Mail or Standard Mail, USPS is not required to limit increases to within the Consumer Price Index (CPI). So what’s changing? Let’s dive in to the details.

Do Away with UAA

Posted by Kim Mauch on Monday, October 12, 2015 - 16:44
Do Away with UAA

The mailing industry is filled with acronyms – DPV, LOT, CMYK, etc. But one in particular can be the death of profitability for a mail piece: Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA). Basically, UAA mail never gets to its intended recipient, making the paper, printing and postage a complete waste of money.

 

Postage Rate… Decrease?

Posted by Kim Mauch on Monday, August 10, 2015 - 17:16
Postage Rate… Decrease?

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.

Gear Up Now for the Fall Mailing Season

Posted by Kim Mauch on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 16:49
Gear Up Now for the Fall Mailing Season

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.