2016 PCC Day – September 22, 2016

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Central MO Postal Customer Council

Please join us for National Postal Customer Council Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016

*Our keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Williamson, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, USPS Headquarters.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Ashland MO Optimist Club 

511 Optimist Drive

Ashland MO  65010

Lunch will be served.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  Pay at the door or watch for our emailed Eventbrite invitation.  RSVP by 9/15/16

Questions?   Email Glendia.s.ayers@usps.gov or MMS@socket.net  

Special Guest Speaker:

Jeffrey Williamson

 Chief Human Resources Officer and

Executive Vice President       

United States Postal Service

Please join us for the 2016 National Postal Customer Council Day, Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Jeffrey Williamson, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, USPS Headquarters will be our key note speaker.

 Join us as we hear from Mr. Williamson and learn more about the “Value of Central MO PCC”.

****The PCC program is a valuable resource for business mailers, large and small.  Local PCCs serve as an open channel for USPS-to-business communication, providing information and best practices for achieving cost-effective and profitable mailing, education and training, as well as solving local challenges.  Through regular meetings, educational programs, mailer clinics, and seminars, PCC members learn about the latest postal products and services that may help them grow their business.

Central MO PCC offers the following benefits:

      Knowledge – Gain knowledge about postal products, services, and tools to improve mail quality

      Innovative Ideas – Learn about promotions and incentives that raise awareness of innovative mail uses

      Expert Advice – Hear about how to integrate and expand your marketing through the mail

      New Sources – Find new sources for acquiring mailing lists

      Networking – Network with other mailers, business mail service providers, and USPS staff and hear first-hand from others about how they use mail to be more efficient and profitable, as well as face the same challenges you face

      Best Practices – Leverage best practices to improve mailing effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability

 

USPS Forced Price Reduction

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Forced Price Reduction to Worsen USPS Financial Condition by $2 Billion Per Year

Postal Service Exigent Surcharge Pricing to End April 10 

WASHINGTON — Absent Congressional or court action to extend or make permanent an existing exigent surcharge for mailing products and services – including the Forever stamp — the Postal Service will be required to reduce certain prices on Sunday, April 10, 2016. This mandatory action will worsen the Postal Service’s financial condition by reducing revenue and increasing its net losses by approximately $2 billion per year. 

“The exigent surcharge granted to the Postal Service last year only partially alleviated our extreme multi-year revenue declines resulting from the Great Recession, which exceeded $7 billion in 2009 alone,” said Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan. “Removing the surcharge and reducing our prices is an irrational outcome considering the Postal Service’s precarious financial condition.” 

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National Postal Forum

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National Postal Forum is right around the corner!  Mark your calendars and start making plans to attend now.

Where:  Nashville, TN

When: March 20-23, 2016

More Information at www.npf.org

Need help getting approval to attend? Click here!

Meeting – January 7th, 2014

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The Central MO PCC will be conducting an educational seminar on January 7, 2014.

LOCATION: MFA Oil, 1 Ray Young Drive, Columbia MO 65201.

START TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will include lunch. The price per person is $10.00.

TOPIC / DISCUSSION: Our topic for this meeting will focus on the 2014 Rates and discussion regarding the Intelligent Mail Barcode and what the updates are on the implementation.

The Postal Customer Council invites you to become a member

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How can you benefit from the Postal Customer Council?

The Postal Customer Council® (PCC®) program is a valuable resource for business mailers, large and small. Local PCCs serve as an open channel for USPS-to-business communication, providing information and best practices for cost-effective and profitable mailing, education and training, and solving local challenges. Though most PCC members include large business mailers, government agencies, and business mail service providers, small businesses can benefit from PCC membership, too.

Your local PCC offers these benefits…

  • Learn from postal experts about marketing through the mail. Find new sources for mailing lists. Printing, database management, and more.
  • Get discounts to major mailing industry events.
  • Network with other mailers, business mail service providers, and USPS executives to discover new ways to make your mailings more efficient and profitable.
  • Hear first-hand from other decision-makers on how they deal with the same challenges you face.
  • Leverage best practices to improve mailing effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Gain knowledge about postal products, services, and tools to improve mail quality through workshops and events—and earn a professional certificate to boot.

2016 Fall Mailer’s Conference “We are the Champions!”

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Online Registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-central-mo-pcc-mailers-conference-we-are-the-champions-tickets-25985753087?aff=aff0eventful#tickets

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 to Friday, October 7, 2016

Tan Tar A Resort
Tan Tar A Estates Boulevard
Osage Beach, MO 65065

 Wednesday will be the first ever PCC Biathlon. Join us for a competitive afternoon of mini golf and bowling. All these activities followed by the Wednesday night social hour will be held on the grounds of Tan Tar A.

Thursday’s classes are some of the best of the best. Mark Fallon has created a brand new session “It All Starts With the Address.” We have recruited two gentlemen from Kansas City to conduct an Active Shooter class as well as a new session devoted to retirement. After the business sessions we invite you to join us in the vendor hall for personal consultation on the material that was covered in those sessions. Following dinner Thursday we will be inviting our guests to join us for an evening of entertainment and dessert aboard our Tropic Island Cruise. Paul Larimore and Will Wooten from Shelter Insurance have graciously agreed to serve as our entertainers on the boat.
Friday our special guest will be Vice President of Sales for the United States Postal Service, Cliff Rucker.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Central Missouri PCC

The Rollback Rates are Here!

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A great article on the rollback rates is provided by Mark Fallon at The Berkshire Company:

On Friday, February 5, The United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released the draft postage rates for the rollback of the Exigent Rate Increase in April. While there remains some uncertainty around the implementation date, this is good news for mailers.

Most commercial mailers will see rates drop around 4.1%, depending upon class of mail and level of sortation. For First-Class Mail, the new rates for one-ounce letters are:

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“Deliver the Brand” Course Offered

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The Central Missouri PCC Invites you to “Deliver the Brand” to Increase Positive Customer Service Experiences

What is a Brand?

What is the perception of YOUR brand? 

Join us with an overview and a refresher course on how to deliver first-contact, one stop shop solutions to your customers. Strive for first-contact solutions by providing immediate and accurate answers to your customer’s needs.

Refresh and engage your staff into what your customer’s perceive and what we want them to perceive.

Let’s do some role play!

Where: Courtyard Marriott
3301 Lemone Industrial Drive Columbia MO 65201
When: Nov 5th
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast is included in the price and will be served from 8:30-9:30.

The seminar will be from 9:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact Cathy Rupard at 573-474-8877 or email centralmopcc@socket.net

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Postal Rate Change 2016

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The first postal rate change of 2016 is upon us.  Learn more about what this means below:

On January 17, 2016, U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) will be raising shipping rates for the first time in 3 years. However, the rate adjustments are only part of the story….(Read More)

Article provided by The Berkshire Company  

Central Missouri PCC receives House Resolution

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