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05.17.18

Paper Market Update: Longer Lead Times & Rising Prices

Over the past few months the paper market has become more challenging to navigate due to consolidation and allocation restrictions at many paper mills. These factors, combined with the rising prices of pulp and current demands on the transportation industry (shortage of truck drivers and hourly driving restrictions), have led to a disparity in supply…

03.05.18

Are You Prepared for the USPS Move Update Change?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) sure likes to keep us on our toes! On top of the most recent rate changes, the latest regulation going into effect March 2018 is around the Move Update standard. Move Update is used by lettershops and data providers to make sure the mail files used in our mailings…

02.26.18

Help Protect USPS Rate Making As We Know It

Earlier this month, we shared a MAJOR WIN for Nonprofit Mailers when the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) agreed that the USPS’s petition to change 60 percent ratio for Nonprofit Marketing Mail wasn’t a viable concept and would send our industry into a tailspin. The PRC heard us loud and clear and we need to be…

02.12.18

USPS Update: The Future of Postage Rates for Nonprofits

On the heels of the postage rate changes that took place just a couple of weeks ago, some big news hit the nonprofit postal world last week and it’s a… MAJOR WIN. Most significantly, the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) agreed with the nonprofit industry and concluded the USPS won’t be allowed to change the calculation…

12.01.17

PRC Announces Proposed Rulemaking For USPS Rate System Changes

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) announced on December 1, 2017, proposed changes to the current system for regulating rates and classes of USPS Market Dominant products. Last fall, the PRC announced an audit of the postage ratemaking conditions established in December 2016 when the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) was signed into law. Chairman…

11.10.17

How the Approved 2018 Postage Rate Changes Will Impact Your Budget

It’s official! The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the USPS Proposed Changes for Market Dominant and Competitive Prices which will go into effect on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

10.11.17

Update: Proposed Postage Rate Increases For Your 2018 Budget

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced their proposed 2018 postage rates with an effective date of Sunday, January 21, 2018. Note, these rates are preliminary as the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) still needs to review and comment on the proposed changes. Currently, there is not a definitive timeline around when this review will take…

09.19.17

Get Informed and Take Advantage of USPS’ Latest Offerings

As seen in the September 2017 edition of DMAW’s AdVents newsletter.  Production Solutions’ Director of Resource and Supplier Relations, Carolyn Angelini shares a few of the latest offerings from USPS. In her recent article featured in DMAW’s AdVents newsletter, she provides tips on how to apply Informed Visibility and Informed Delivery to your nonprofit fundraising efforts….

09.05.17

Proposed 2018 Postage Rate Increase for Nonprofit Mailers

It’s the time of year that many of our clients are preparing their 2018 budgets. For mailers, this includes predictions on future postage rate modifications. While the commercial industry is projected to have a CPI increase typical of those in recent years, nonprofit mailers could see some of the highest rate increases ever experienced beginning…

02.06.17

Highlights of the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

On January 31st the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the USPS®, makes reforms to keep mailing costs affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. taxpayer. The legislation is outlined under…