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USPS Approves First-Class Mail Price Adjustments

By Ann Marie Keene

 

2015PromotionscalendarOn February, 24, 2015, the Postal Regulatory Commission(PRC) issued Order No. 2365 on Price Adjustments for First-Class Mail finding the Postal Service pricing proposals to be consistent with the Consumer Price Index based price cap under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. 

 

USPS Mail Anywhere Fact Sheet

By Ann Marie Keene

 

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The Postal Service has launched the new “Mail Anywhere” service that allows customers to use the same permit at every mailing location.

The John Roberts Company wins GPA Award + Ideas for Variable Print and Digital Marketing Personalization

By Ann Marie Keene

 

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The John Roberts Company is proud to be announced as a Best of Category winner for GPA's 2014 Print and Design Contest for their HP Indigo 10000 highly variable 2014 Wall Calendar. 

Introducing JR Crystal Clear Tabs

By Mark Kuehn

 

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At John Roberts we strive to couple our innovative spirit with active listening skills, in order to develop solutions to our clients’ business challenges. Producing direct mail provides ample opportunities for us to demonstrate these skills.

Mail piece tabs are an example of an instance where mail owners are searching for better options and the USPS rules seem to be making it more difficult. We are happy to announce JR Crystal-Clear Tabs as a solution to this problem.

USPS proposes $900m rate increase

By Ann Marie Keene

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The U.S. Postal Service is seeking regulatory approval for a near 2% increase in its prices for monopoly services for business customers. If the regulator approves the price increase, it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, April 27, 2015. 

The U.S. Postal Service told customers that the 1.966% rate increase, restricted by its annual price cap to the rate of inflation, would bring in about $900m in additional revenue. The Federal Agency generated $67.8bn total revenue in 2014. 

Postal Mailing Rates Downloadable Rate Chart

By Ann Marie Keene

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Have you always wished you had the many postal rates for First-Class, Standard and Non-Profit Mail at your fingertips?

Thanks to our friends at Mailers Haven, we have made the Quick Postal Rate Reference Chart available for automatic download by clicking on the button below. 

2015 USPS Promotions Calendar [Free Download]

By Ann Marie Keene

 

 2015PromotionscalendarThe United States Postal Service has announced the schedule of promotions for 2015.

 

5 Considerations why you may not need a BRC and BRE anymore...OR you may.

By Ann Marie Keene

 

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You may have noticed that your direct mail packages no longer include the business reply card(BRC) and business return envelope(BRE) anymore. 

This leads us to question if the "full-dress direct mail package" is as effective as it once was in the past. 

We review 5 reasons why these components may have been eliminated from direct mail campaigns. 

5 Ideas for Low Budget Direct Mail Formats

By Ann Marie Keene

 

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If you're a regular reader of blogs, you probably come across great articles that you just want everyone to know about, hence, our re-post of Trish Witkowski's article in The Binding Edge on "Low-Budget Wonders: Get the Look of Specialty without the Price Tag".

How to Save 2% on Your Next Direct Mail Campaign

By Rhea Friederichs

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The USPS is currently offering several promotions designed to save postage dollars for your direct marketing efforts - specifically direct mail. The Earned Value Reply Mail Promotion and the Premium Advertising Promotion are both running now through June 30, 2014. And, approaching fast is the Mail & Digital Personalization Promotion, which is scheduled to run from May 1 through June 30, 2014. This is the most relevant promotion for the majority of our multi-channel Customers and for those considering a good time to give cross media a try.