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USPS to Implement Sweeping Regulatory Chang

Starting in January 2016, the USPS will require all parcel shippers to ensure the accuracy of delivery addresses through Delivery Point Validation. Currently, only 87% of packages are compliant and shippers are likely unaware of which addresses comply and which do not.

According to Bob Schimek, Senior Director of Postal Affairs for Satori Software, DPV for parcels is just around the corner. The USPS plans to implement this sweeping change in January 2016, leaving parcel shippers a scant two-months to implement a CASS based solution.

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.