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First-Class Mail Incentive Program

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The USPS has filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a First-Class mail Incentive program.  The program will provide qualified mail owners a 20% reduction in First-Class postage.  The program will run from October 1 through December 31, 2009.  The PRC has 45 days to review starting on August 12.  More details to come.

Update:

20% rebate for volume exceeding a threshold of 500,000 pieces of First-Class mail from October 2007 – December 2007 and October 2008 – December 2008.

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August 12th, 2009 at 8:22 am

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Will the USPS Seek An ‘Exigent’ Rate Increase?

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August 3rd, 2009 at 10:02 am

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Postal Officials Ponder Emergency Rate Increases

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July 26th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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Summer Sale Expanded

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From a DMM Advisory today, the USPS Summer Sale eligibility has been expanded to include precancelled stamps, meters, and Permit Imprint.  the deadline for enrollemnt is August 1.

Sounds like a last ditch effort to increase particiaption.  Are you taking advantage of the Summer Sale offerings?  Please comment.

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July 16th, 2009 at 11:35 am

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USPS Looks to Reduce the Cost of Ride-Alongs

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June 30th, 2009 at 8:33 am

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Saturation Mail Incentive Program Enrollment Extended

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Per a DMM Advisory, the USPS Saturation Mail Incentive program enrollment deadline has been extended out until August 1st.  The new deadline gives mailers more time to apply to participate in the volume incentives.

For complete details, go to RIBBS.usps.gov, and look for Saturation Program in the site index.

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June 18th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

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DMA applauds USPS summer sale

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June 10th, 2009 at 2:22 am

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USPS Summer Sale

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USPS Summer Sale Federal Register Final Rule posted here:
http://pe.usps.com/FRN/Summer_Sale.doc

Highlights/Summary:

Program – July 1, 2009-September 30, 2009

  • Volume incentive program
  • Commercial or Non-Profit Standard Letter and Flats
  • For volume mailed between July 1-September 30, 2009 above a USPS-determined threshold level

To Qualify:

  • Permit holder
  • Permit Owner
  • Owner of Mail entered via a Mail Service Provider permit, with supporting documentation
  • Volume of 1 million pieces between October 1 2007 – March 31 2008

Mailers will be notified of qualification by USPS letter, alert all possible personnel that they might receive this letter.  The letters will go to whoever Permits are registered to.

If you haven’t gotten a letter and think you should have, or you want to submit some Mail Service Provider documentation for your calculation, contact USPS Summer Sale at summersale@usps.gov.

Paticipants must use volume trends from October 2008 in calculating a projection for 2009, in order to prevent mailers from shifting, rather than adding more mail.

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June 5th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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USPS Summer Sale Approved by PRC

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From the DMM Advisory,

Today the Postal Regulatory Commission completed their review of the Summer Sale.

Mailers have until September 30, 2009, to take advantage of the savings.

Federal Register notice provides all of the details.

For more information, contact summersale@usps.gov

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June 4th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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DMM Advisory- Lower Prices for Standard Mail High Density Flats

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Per a DMM Advisory yesterday, the USPS filed a notice with the PRC to reduce prices for high density Standard flats.  Change is effective as of July 19, 2009; decreases the per-piece price by 0.1 cent for both commercial and nonprofits.  Also, changing the high density pound prices to match the saturation pound prices.

No changes to drop ship incentives.

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June 2nd, 2009 at 8:54 am

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