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USPS® Announces Price Increase for April 26

Posted by Rob Perin on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 17:14
USPS Announces Price Increase for April 26

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:

USPS® Adds Military Addresses to NCOALink® Database

Posted by Kim Mauch on Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:48
USPS Adds Military Addresses to NCOALink Database
USPS will begin including military addresses in the NCOALink product, according to a release last week. This change will allow mailers to better serve their military customers, who move frequently. Expect this change to come gradually, as military employees have traditionally not used the USPS move update forms. But as the information gets out, expect to see better responses from your military contacts.

New Mailing Incentives Start Next Month

Posted by Kim Mauch on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 17:17
New Mailing Incentives Start Next Month

The Postal Service™ has had quite a bit of success offering discounts for certain mail piece designs. These incentive programs have encouraged mailers to use modern and innovative designs that allow users to interact with their mail in new ways.

 

Have You Moved to Electronic Documentation?

Posted by Kim Mauch on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 17:20
Have You Moved to Electronic Documentation?

After USPS® postponed the Full-Service mandate for earlier this year, many mailers were content to go back to their previous mail entry habits of paper postage statements and generic Intelligent Mail® barcodes for automation mailings. However, recent moves by USPS will encourage mailers to make the jump to electronic documentation (eDoc) now for presort rate and automation rate mailings, well before a new Full-Service requirement date is announced.

What’s Your Incentive to Mail?

Posted by Kim Mauch on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 17:22
What’s Your Incentive to Mail?
USPS® is at an interesting crossroads for 2014. Labor and infrastructure costs have mostly stabilized, and the requirement to deliver to every mailbox, six days a week, won’t change anytime soon. With declining revenue, the Post Office™ only has two choices to maintain their balance sheet: raise prices or increase volume. Unfortunately, these strategies are at odds and would be difficult to pursue in tandem. Interestingly, USPS proposed both in their rate filings for 2014.