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First-Class Mail Incentive

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UPDATE:  Please note–
the web page
http://usps.com/firstclassmailincentive

will not be active until Friday, August 28th

From the PCC Insider:

The First-Class Mail Incentive will give eligible companies a 20 percent postage rebate on presorted letter, flat and card volumes that exceed a predetermined threshold. The incentive runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 this year. This is how the program works:

  • To be eligible for the incentive, a company must have mailed 500,000 or more non-parcel First-Class Mail presort pieces between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 in both 2007 and 2008.
  • Companies interested in taking advantage of the incentive can register online after Aug. 21 at http://usps.com/firstclassmailincentive. The deadline for registration is Nov. 1, 2009.
  • Participants will be asked to provide documentation to verify their 2007 and 2008 monthly volumes for the period of Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, and January 2009. Some companies may need to work with their mail service provider to obtain accurate counts. The percentage increase or decrease calculated between 2007 and 2008 volumes will be applied to the company’s 2008 volume to establish the incentive threshold.
  • First-Class Mail presort volume above the threshold will qualify for a 20 percent postage rebate, which will be credited to the company’s trust account after the incentive ends and all qualifying volumes are reconciled.
  • A volume threshold also will be established for September 2009 and January 2010 using the same calculation as the incentive threshold. If a participating company’s First-Class Mail presort volume does not meet these thresholds, the difference will be deducted from the incentive rebate volume.

In accordance with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, the First-Class Mail Incentive will undergo a 45-day review prior to implementation.

Questions? Send an e-mail to firstclassmailincentive@usps.gov.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 14th, 2009 at 11:08 am

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