Archive for January 11th, 2012

Pre-order 2012 Denominated Stamps Now

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From the USPS –

Mailing Industry:

Pre-order 2012 Denominated Stamps Now

Effective January 22, 2012, all the Forever stamps will be revalued at 45-cents.  As there was no change in the additional ounce price, 20-cent stamps do not need to be replaced.

Because the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its decision on the price changes during Thanksgiving week, availability of the new denominated stamps will not be universally available at local post offices as of January 22.  However, large purchasers of stamps should pre-order from the Stamps Now program at 1-800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724), 816-545-1282 or by emailing StampsNow.info@usps.gov for additional information and expedited direct fulfillment.

Below are the six categories of denominated stamps and when they will be available for pre-ordering.

  • 32-cent postal card stamps – Items 115100 (pane) & 788800 (coil)                   January 9
  • 65-cent two-ounce stamps – Item 115300                                                       January 10
  • 85-cent three-ounce stamps – Item 115200                                                     January 10
  • 65-cent butterfly surcharge stamp – Item 114800                                             January 10
  • $1.05 international stamps – Item 575500                                                       January 14
  • 45-cent large coils (3,000 and 10,000)

Items 789000 (3000) & 788900 (10000)                                                     January 14

 

Since the Stamps Now program offers convenience, flexibility, customization, easiness, speed, and much more, it should be the method of choice to purchase your stamps.

STAMPS NOW is the perfect program for businesses of all sizes.

To establish your account today, please contact us:

1 800 STAMP-24

(1 800 782-6724)

or at

StampsNow.info@usps.gov

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ USPSStamps

and at www.BeyondThePerf.com

Shop at www.usps.com/shop or by calling 1 800 STAMP-24

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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Postal service missing thousands of scanners

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Postal service missing thousands of scanners – Boing Boing.

I posted about this earlier, but worth another look

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 11th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

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Direct Mail Dominates as Customers’ Preferred Information Channel

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January 11th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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New Postage Statements Effective January 22, 2012

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From the DMM Advisory

New postage 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.

Manifest mailers may use postage statements dated April 2011 and June 2011 if they reflect the January 22, 2012 prices.

Only the January 2012 postage statements can be used if new offerings are in use. This includes mailings with Express Mail International® Flat Rate Boxes (Postage Statement—International Mail, PS 3700), Priority Mail® Regional Rate Box C, new Priority Mail Open and Distribute (PMOD) boxes, First-Class Package Service™, Parcel Select® Lightweight, Periodicals prepared in Mixed Sacks/Pallets at ONDC or Outside County on Mixed Pallet, international mail containing pieces to Canada and/or Mexico, or Permit Imprint-Transmits Customs Data.

If vendors, software providers, or mailers encounter difficulty submitting January 2012 postage statements, please contact your local acceptance office or Manager of Business Mail Entry to determine the best solution. Mailers using the Electronic Verification System (eVS®) for manifesting who need assistance should contact their Strategic Account or Business Alliance Manager.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 11th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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For five bucks, you can make a famous author your pen pal

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For five bucks, you can make a famous author your pen pal – books – TODAY.com.
Saving the USPS one letter at a time.  Every bit counts.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 11th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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