Postal Updates

05.07.15

2015 Postal Rates Now Approved

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has issued an approval ruling on the most recent rates that were filed by the USPS. The implementation date is May 31, 2015. Below is a grid that shows the current Nonprofit letter rates compared against the rates approved for 2015. Note, there are two rate columns, one that includes…

04.15.15

USPS Yet to Submit Revised Rate Proposal

As of April 14th, the Postal Service has still yet to submit a revised rate proposal to the PRC. Even if they would submit today, it will take 7 days before it would be approved and another 45 days until it is implemented; which would put the increase in early June. Since the Exigent Appeal…

01.21.15

Proposed 2015 USPS Rate Changes

On January 15, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) a Market Dominant price change based on a Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap authority of 1.966%. All of the proposed price changes are based on CPI prices, plus the Exigent Surcharge. If approved, the proposed changes will go into…

01.16.15

Postal Service Files Market Dominant Price Change

On January 15th, the Postal Service filed for a Market Dominant price increase based on the full CPI cap of 1.966%. If approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), then the new rates will go into effect on April 26, 2015. The filing also included a statement regarding above average increases for mail classes that…

10.01.14

U.S. Postal Service to Maintain Current Product and Service Prices

Oct. 1, 2014 — The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service® have decided not to seek a price change for mail and shipping products and services in January in part because of the uncertainty regarding the exigent price increase. This means that the current pricing of postal products and services will remain in effect through…

08.21.14

Postage Rate Predictions for 2015 – August 2014 Update

In April, the Postal Service submitted a motion to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) requesting the exigent increase become a permanent pricing adjustment. The PRC has since denied that motion, thus the exigent increase will continue to be a temporary surcharge until the Postal Service recoups their losses caused by the 2008-2011 recession. The PRC…

08.01.14

USPS Conducts Exigent Rollback Survey

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently sent a survey to particular mail owners to obtain their feedback on how they would prefer the next price change to occur. As you may know, the PRC decision defined the exigent increase as a surcharge. That surcharge is to last only as long as it takes…

06.16.14

How much will postage increase in 2015?

PS makes an educated prediction. In 2014, the mailing industry had to bear an outstanding postage increase of close to 6%; which consisted of a 1.7% CPI increase and a 4.3% exigent surcharge. Fortunately for the industry, the USPS must follow strict regulations when filing for rate increases. Unless congress passes new legislation, we will…

01.13.14

Production Solutions 2014 Postage Rates Chart

Compliments of Production Solutions – Our new 2014 Postage Rates chart! Production Solutions has pieced together the most important information you will need in this handy, info-at-a-glance Postage Rates chart to help make your life easier. This year, the largest postage hike in the history of the USPS will leave many nonprofits not only wondering…

01.13.14

2014 USPS Mailing Promotions and Incentives Chart

Special USPS Offers Every Nonprofit Direct Marketer Needs to Know Did you know the USPS has special offers and incentives for nonprofit mailers?  They may last only for a limited time with certain restrictions, but they may be worth the cost savings they can ultimately provide. We are happy to answer any questions or advise…