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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…