USPS Gets PRC OK for a 2017 Price Rise

USPS prices are going up in 2017. First Class mail goes from 47 to 49 cents on Jan. 22, with other products seeing varying price increases. On Tuesday, the PRC approved all postage raises USPS requested, except for Special Services price adjustments. The PRC filing says the commission didn’t receive information about those requests in Read more about USPS Gets PRC OK for a 2017 Price Rise[…]

Postal Service Reveals Proposal to PRC

WASHINGTON, D.C.,  — October 13, 2016 — The United States Postal Service has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Mailing Services products planning to take effect in January 2017. The proposal includes a two cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, returning the price to Read more about Postal Service Reveals Proposal to PRC[…]

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE CHOOSING A MAIL SERVICE PROVIDER

As retail businesses grow, so too must their marketing efforts. Mail service providers, or MSPs, help businesses expand operations in advertising and communications. These third-party companies provide a host of services including designing, printing, sorting, transporting mailers and more. MSP 101 There are thousands of MSPs in the Unites States. Some only provide specific services Read more about QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE CHOOSING A MAIL SERVICE PROVIDER[…]

USPS Rate Expired Sunday

On Sunday, the 4.3 percent exigent surcharge USPS is billing postal customers expires. That means prices will go down on Sunday, absent some governmental action to keep the emergency rate the Postal Regulatory Commission allowed because of USPS losses during the Great Recession. That has at least one marketing vendor so excited. Pitney Bowes created Read more about USPS Rate Expired Sunday[…]

USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo

New promos from the USPS for 2016. The U.S. Postal Service is looking to modify its 2%-off promotions for 2016, with a move toward motivating direct mailers to do A/B testing and to try out advanced printing technologies to increase customer engagement and response. Among the five promotions the Postal Service submitted yesterday for the Read more about USPS Proposes New Print Technology Promo[…]

Postal Service Debuts Digital Mail

I have to say this seems very interesting to me and I would like to see the response on it. Does this help get people more excited to get home and open the mail? Does it allow for higher response rates? Does it further connect print with digital communication? In New York The U.S. Mail Read more about Postal Service Debuts Digital Mail[…]