Lagniappe #3: Returned Mail – Yellow Stickers, Be Gone!

In this episode of Lagniappe, Matthew Holliday explores the tangled web that is returned and undeliverable mail…you know, those pesky yellow stickers no one likes to see! He uncovers some interesting facts about how undeliverable mail is handled, and provides a game-changing solution that can […]

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9×6 Postcards Will Qualify for Presorted First-Class Postcard Rates!

Beginning August 29th, the maximum size for postcards to qualify for the “preferred” Presorted First-Class Postcard rate in increasing. The previous maximum size was 6” x 4.25” – which limited the amount of value-added content that could be included. As a recognition of their desire […]

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Why Informed Delivery Might Be Your New Multichannel Best Friend

Want to turn your traditional mailing into a multichannel, multi-touch campaign at no extra cost? To create an effective multichannel campaign, you don’t have to do anything extra beyond sending out your mail. The United States Postal Service does the rest. 

It’s called USPS Informed Delivery, […]

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Address Change Service (ACS) – Harnessing Its Benefits

In June of 2015, we wrote on this blog about how ACS can reduce your Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA) Mail and, in the process, save you on return mail fees – currently $1.17 per piece.  Click here to read that post:

A large number of […]

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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 […]

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2016 Postage Rate Decrease

 For the first time in almost 100 years, the USPS is lowering postage rates.  The average decrease among all classes is about 4%.  The decrease begins Sunday, April 10th.

What this means in real terms is that Standard Class automated mail will go down about a […]

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Postage Update

Originally, the exigent price increase that took place in January 2014 in order to recoup losses from the depression was set to expire in August of this year.  Due to a recalculation of the actual loss incurred, the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) has ruled that […]

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How to Eliminate Returned Mail

If you’re a direct mailer, you are likely familiar with the sight of trays of mail with these ugly yellow labels.  The USPS identifies these as UAA mail (Undeliverable As Addressed). 6.4% of all standard mail is UAA, and 3.4% of first class mail.

These are […]

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Important Postage Update

Court Rules on end to 2014 Exigent Rate Increase

On Friday, June 5, 2015,  the DC Court of Appeals issued its decision on the exigent rate case.  The court affirmed the most significant element of the ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission back in late 2013, namely, […]

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Regulators approve US Postal Service price increases set for April

Postal regulators in the United States have given the green light to Postal Service price changes planned to take effect from 26 April, 2015.

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved both adjustments to First Class Mail services as well as for competitive express and parcel shipping changes.

The […]

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