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USPS Rate Comparison First Class

In an order issued on November 9th, the Postal Regulatory Commission(PRC) approved the Postal Service’s proposed prices for market-dominant products. In its 63-page decision, the PRC found that the proposed rates do not violate the price cap and that the workshare discounts meet statutory requirements; proposed classification changes also were approved.

Earlier the commission also approved USPS price changes for competitive products.

As a result, the price changes announced last month by the USPS will be implemented as planned on January 21, 2018.  Below is a price comparison chart for First Class Rates.  For a downloadable PDF of the January First Class Rates, click here.

USPS Rate Comparison Marketing Mail

In an order issued on November 9th, the Postal Regulatory Commission(PRC) approved the Postal Service’s proposed prices for market-dominant products. In its 63-page decision, the PRC found that the proposed rates do not violate the price cap and that the workshare discounts meet statutory requirements; proposed classification changes also were approved.

Earlier the commission also approved USPS price changes for competitive products.

As a result, the price changes announced last month by the USPS will be implemented as planned on January 21, 2018.  Below is a price comparison chart for Marketing Mail Rates.  For a downloadable PDF of the January Marketing Mail Rates, click here.

USPS Rate Comparison – NP Rates

In an order issued on November 9th, the Postal Regulatory Commission(PRC) approved the Postal Service’s proposed prices for market-dominant products. In its 63-page decision, the PRC found that the proposed rates do not violate the price cap and that the workshare discounts meet statutory requirements; proposed classification changes also were approved.

Earlier the commission also approved USPS price changes for competitive products.

As a result, the price changes announced last month by the USPS will be implemented as planned on January 21, 2018.  Below is a price comparison chart for Nonprofit Rates.  For a downloadable PDF of the January Nonprofit Rates, click here.

December 2017 QR Code

It’s the last QR Code of 2017!  But no fear, our 2018 calendars are in the works.  In the meantime, scan our last 2017 QR Code for a fun 1-minute video!
You can also check it out here.

Postal Partner Appointed to MTAC

Congratulations to our ‘Postal Partner’ and Industry colleague, Tom Glassman.  Tom has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Postmaster General’s Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), for a six-year term.

Tom will be representing Idealliance.  David Steinhardt, Idealliance President said, “Tom’s insight and extensive experience in mailing, as well as his service with the association’s mailing Working Groups, give him a wealth of knowledge he can draw from to contribute to the important work of MTAC.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a representative to MTAC,” says Glassman. “To have the chance to be involved in the activities of the two core working groups in the mailing industry—Idealliance and MTAC—provides the power to really move the mailing industry forward.”

Glassman is Director of Data Services & Postal Affairs at Wilen Direct, serves on the Idealliance Postal Operations & Technologies Council, and is Chair of the association’s Education Working Group, which last year launched MailPro®, a mail and postal education certification program with more than 1,000 enrollees. He has also been actively involved with MTAC working and user groups for some years. A graduate of Babson College, he is a USPS certified Mailpiece Design Consultant (MDC) and Mail Design Professional (MDP) and has earned Idealliance Mail Professional certification.

Tom has worked closely with BEB for the past 5-years and we consider him a ‘member of the BEB family’.  Congratulations, Tom.

 

 

HPCC WINS PLATINUM

Congratulations to our Kathy N. Hall as she is now Co-Chair of the     Houston chapter of the Postal Customer Council.  The Postal Co-Chair is Houston Postmaster, Chenise LaDoux.

The Postal Customer Council (PCC) was organized in 1953 to provide a forum for communication with and cooperation between commercial mailers and the USPS.

HPCC shares information and facilitates the exchange of ideas about new and existing Postal Service products, programs, services and  procedures that affect all businesses that use the mail; and help industry members and their organizations grow and develop professionally through focused education programs.

A national program, PCCs are postal sponsored organizations, and membership consists of both Postal Service  employees and representatives of the mailing industry.

Executive Board Officers are elected for a two-year term.  The Houston Postal Customer Council was recently presented with a Platinum Premier PCC Recognition award during the 2017 National PCC day.  Congratulations!

 

Target Social Media Ads Work

Be sure to distribute some of your holiday  marketing budget toward targeted ads using social media. 

One of our clients recently spent only $250, over a        17 day period on an a multi-channel ad posting to   Facebook & Instagram.  The ad was presented to 69,625 people (Reach), 138,736 times, (Impressions), and generated 835 website clicks.  774 of the clicks were unique.  That’s a lot of traffic!

Let BEB help you with the set up, creation, and       distribution of a highly targeted social media ad    campaign.  Costs are very affordable, and the          demographics that are available are amazing.  Geo, income, age, households with children, and a plethora of general interests such as music bands, politicians, foods, and hobbies, are only a few of the many selects available.