New IMpb Compliance Assessments coming in July

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is implementing new Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IMpb) compliance assessments starting in July 2017. If you recall, back in January 2015 the USPS implemented a non-compliance fee of $.20 per package for package mailings not meeting the requirements for Intelligent Mail, such as having the IMpb on the packages. Starting in July– just a few months away! – those assessments will be extended to include the quality of those required elements.

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Get Ready For Shipping Products Price Changes

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the price change notice the United States Postal Service® (USPS®) filed in October requesting an average price change of approximately 9.5%. This means that there will be price changes to the Shipping Services (a/k/a “competitive”) products effective January 17, 2016. This price change does NOT include any price increase for First-Class Mail® or any other Mailing (a/k/a “market dominant”) products.

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New Pricing Strategy to Grow Priority Mail

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to change Priority Mail prices, including a reduction in prices on average for businesses and other customers who use Commercial Plus and Commercial Base online shipping services. The price change will include a modest increase for Priority Mail prices at Post Offices and other postal retail outlets. The proposed changes, which would go into effect in September 2014, are intended to offer more competitive pricing and build on Priority Mail’s popularity with customers.

http://prc.gov/prc-pages/library/detail.aspx?docketId=CP2014-55&docketPart=Documents&docid=89958&docType=Notice

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Labeling List Changes for January 2014

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) announced changes to the Labeling List data, effective January 1, 2014, with a mandatory use date of January 31, 2014. The Labeling Lists affected are L001, L002, L006, L007, L008, L012, L602, L605, and L606.  Read more.