Source: Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek. Your industry news for Tuesday, May 17th. | Satori Software Remember the rate increase we weren’t going to see in 2016? Guess what the USPS has planned for August 28th of this year! Click on the link below to learn more! http://www.satorisoftware.com/mail-solutions-blog/postal-affairs/postal-affairs-bob-schimek-industry-news-tuesday-may-17th/
So, the holiday season is behind us and we finally get to stop deleting emails, clearing out spam boxes and take the time to look up and appreciate the winter sky as opposed to looking up and dodging a drone dropped package (that last part is a look into the future, I’d suppose). I hope all of you had as great a time as I did duct-taping your laptop to your walls to display the holiday greeting cards you received. And in keeping with the holiday theme, answer the following question:
I am a veteran of the mailing industry and see everyone walking around me with their face buried in some type of device reading emails, paying bills and placing orders. Some of my friends say mail is dead. I’ve been told that if you see it in Mailing Systems Technology magazine it is true. So please tell me the truth, is there a place for mail in the digital world?
2016 USPS Rate Increase Information There are no planned changes to the First-Class Mail® or Standard Mail® rates in the January 2016 postage rate change. Here are the major changes: The average shipping/postage service price increase is 9.5%. The average rate increase for Priority Mail postage is 9.8%. The average rate increase for Priority Mail…
USPS January 2016 Rate Increase for Mailing and Shipping Services
The United States Postal Service (USPS®) will be raising rates on commercial Priority Mail® products – for the first time in three years – as well as for other Shipping Services products, effective January 17, 2016.
The average rate increase for Priority Mail is 9.8 percent, while the average overall Shipping Services rate increase is 9.5 percent. The USPS did not propose any rate adjustments to First-Class Mail®, Standard Mail® or its other mailing products, including the Forever Stamp.