As we discussed at our most recent meeting, postage rates have
increased as of January 22nd. The new postal statements associated
with the January 2012 price change are available on Postal Explorer
The Postage Statement link is in the left column under *NEW* Jan
22, 2012 Price Change Info. As of January 2012, all postage statements
dated prior to April 2011 or June 2011, as applicable, are obsolete.
You should have received an electronic distribution of the Non Profit
rates, which demonstrates a slight increase in some areas, and actually
a decrease in others. If you haven’t received the email, or
would like a hard copy, please let us know.
Businesses now can mail First-Class Mail automation and presort
letters weighing up to two ounces at the one-ounce postage
rate using the new “2nd Ounce FREE” pricing.
This is a huge selling opportunity to clients who are mailing First-Class
and are always concerned about putting additional components into
their package. It’s an opportunity to sell more printing,
insert more pieces, and do more business. The new 2nd Ounce Free
option is not a limited time promotion, but a new price. There is
no registration required, no minimum annual thresholds apply and
no payment rebates. Rarely does an opportunity like this come by,
so take advantage of it.
Don’t miss our upcoming event on February 15th. Doug Branch
is pulling together a great presentation of current and upcoming
technology in the mailing industry. You may want to consider bringing
some of your associates.
Keep in mind you can register on line for this meeting, as well
as all of our other events, at www.longislandpcc.com.
This is a very trying time in the Direct Mail business as well as
for the U.S. Postal Service. We at the LI PCC will strive to keep
you informed of any changes as soon as possible. If we can help
in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us through your
local post office or ask your local Business Network Representative
or call us directly.
I look forward to seeing you in February, and for those that need
a reminder, the day before is Valentines Day.