On July 10, the USPS will be changing Market Dominant Postage Rates which impact the entire Nonprofit Direct Mail Industry.
This increase was expected after the Postal Service announced a rate change calendar where they will be using their rate adjustment authority to modify rates twice a year. The biannual changes will be in January and July, starting with the July 2022 rate change around the corner.
Under the new postal rate-making rules, the industry can expect the Postal Service to modify postage rates every six months if they chose to take advantage of their surcharge allowances, and if the CPI (Consumer Price Increase) continues to increase.
With the July rate change, Nonprofits will likely realize:
Access our PS Postage Rate Chart as a handy reference for the new rates.
To help offset these significant increases, mailers can participate in the ongoing USPS Mailing Promotions which could save you up to 4% in postage.
We encourage you to think of these Mailing Promotions not as “optional” but as a holistic element of postage rates which gives you the opportunity to decrease the impact of these rising costs on your fundraising budgets.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your PS contact.
Carolyn, PS’ Director of Resource and Postal Affairs, has been serving with PS since 2016. With over 24 years of experience in our industry, Carolyn has a deep knowledge about sourcing and managing supplier relationship across various operational areas and a signiﬁcant portion of her career has been focused on direct mail, fulﬁllment and postal topics. Carolyn deﬁnes clear expectations and she understands and conveys PS’ mission with authentic communication and care.
Carolyn is from Randolph, New Jersey and she telecommutes full-time from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carolyn enjoys spending time with her three kids, Crossﬁt, volunteering in her kids’ Cub Scout Pack and swooning over Mid-Century modern architecture and furnishings.