Category Archives: Postal Rates

Update on January Postage Increase and USPS Promotions

Postal Rate Increase 2020 It’s that time of the year again – the festive holiday season is over, we are in the midst of winter with its often cold and cloudy days, and another postal rate increase hits marketers’ budgets … Continue reading

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Postage Increase Taking Place January 26, 2020

On January 26, 2020 postage prices are going up, and for J&Q direct mail clients we estimate a $.005 increase per package which is less than the 2019 rate increase. In October the U.S. Postal Service filed a postal rate … Continue reading

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Postage Increase Implemented January 27th

The Chicagoland area (where J&Q is located), and the rest of the Midwest are coming out of the polar vortex – thank goodness! After surviving wind chills as low as -45 to -55 degrees on Wednesday, mailers are also experiencing … Continue reading

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USPS Brings Back Promotions in 2019

After a one year hiatus, the Postal Service® has announced mailing promotions for 2019. For the past few years the Postal Service has offered mailing promotions and price incentives to create awareness for new and innovative uses of mail. Due … Continue reading

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Postage Increase Announced for January 2019

On January 27, 2019 postage prices are going up, and for J&Q direct mail clients we estimate a $.007 to $.008 increase per package. In October the U.S. Postal Service filed a postal rate adjustment with the Postal Regulatory commission … Continue reading

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Postal Rates and a Bit of History

        Running pony logo used by the U.S. Post Office Department before the creation of the USPS. If you are in the direct mail business you know that postage rates increased in January with First Class stamps … Continue reading

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Postal Price Increase Coming in January 2018

Here we go again – another USPS price increase is coming up in January. The Postal Service filed its 2018 postage rate proposals in October with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PRC has approved the price increases, and they … Continue reading

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Postage Increases January 22 – Download our Postal Rate Guide

As you may know, postal rates are changing on January 22, 2017. For commercial mailers, some rates go up, some remain the same, and some actually decrease. When looking at all the changes, prices increase by about 1%. Here is … Continue reading

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Update Your 2017 Budgets – Postage Increases January 22

Price changes for First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodical, and Package Service take effect on January 22, 2017. For consumers that means that the First-Class Forever Stamp increases from 47 cents to 49 cents (which was the price of a Forever … Continue reading

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USPS Mailer Scorecard Assessments

For direct mailers and mail service providers, it is critical to understand the U.S. Postal Service’s Mailer Scorecard, and how and why fines are assessed for mail that does not meet Full Service requirements and exceeds USPS thresholds. The Mailer … Continue reading

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