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2020 USPS Postage Rates in Effect

2020-03-09T17:24:03-04:00January 26th, 2020|Mailing News|

The USPS has proposed new postage rates to be implemented on Sunday, January 26, 2020, Download our summary of the new rates below: Postage Rate Summary          Entire USPS Price List Below are the highlights of the proposed 2019 USPS rate increase for customers buying postage online: Letters 2019 Rates 2020

Self-Mailer postal regulations set to change on January 5, 2013

2019-05-13T11:18:34-04:00November 8th, 2012|Mailing News|

First, the definition of a self-mailer: It’s a folded piece that is letter-sized, isn’t mailed in an envelope and doesn’t have a binding. If it has staples in the fold, it is a defined as a booklet, not a self-mailer, and booklets aren’t affected by these changes. Now, the new regulations document is long and

Proposed 2012 USPS Barcode and Mobile Promotion

2020-03-06T11:04:37-05:00February 27th, 2012|Mailing News|

  Background and Program Description The 2011 Mobile Barcode Promotion was so successful because it utilized emerging technologies and the prevalence of smartphones to integrate direct mail with modern devices. Customers and businesses alike benefited from the ease of use and the postal savings affiliated with this promotion. The following information describes the proposed 2012

USPS to offer credit billing to direct mailers

2019-05-13T11:56:06-04:00January 9th, 2012|Mailing News|

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Postal Service has been granted permission to allow postage credit billing to direct mailers rather than requiring postage prepayment. In a decision this week, the Postal Regulatory Commission granted the USPS' request that it provide credit lines to direct mailers that enter into a negotiated service agreement with it, giving them the

Save 3% on your postage before August 31st, 2011

2019-05-13T12:19:06-04:00April 29th, 2011|Mailing News|

Basically any quantity of mailings that meet the normal USPS bulk mailing requirements and include a QR code will qualify for a 3% postage discount. The code must be marketing and advertising related and be for the product or service being promoted in the mailing. First class, standard class and non-profit mail can qualify. Here’s

Current USPS Booklet Sealing Requirements

2019-07-08T11:02:29-04:00September 8th, 2009|Mailing News|

In order to quality for Automation rates, all booklets must comply with new U.S. Postal Service regulations.  These requirements create a new Booklet class of self-mailers. The regulations include new specifications for booklet size, paper weight and sealing options for machinable, automation letter-size booklets. Download the USPS Booklet Sealing Requirements Highlights of the Requirements First

New Address Requirements for Automation Flats

2019-05-13T12:29:05-04:00March 29th, 2009|Mailing News|

Effective March 29, 2009, the US Postal Service adopted new address placement and formatting requirements for flat-size pieces sent at automation, presorted, or carrier route prices. Failure to meet the new placement requirements can result in disallowing all automation and presort discounts, which means single piece first class rates, based on weight, will apply. Read