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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.

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.