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.”
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
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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.
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…
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!
Central Missouri PCC
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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