Tag Archives: shape based postage

Hall of Shame #5, S&H

How many times have you shopped online only to abandon your shopping cart when you see the shipping and handling charge?  I do it all the time. When I talk to the packaging industry about changing packaging to improve postage … Continue reading

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News from Postmaster General Jack Potter

Greetings from National Postal Customer Council Day, aka National PCC DAY. I attended this event in San Francisco while my colleagues Marv and Bob heard Jack Potter speak live to the NY chapter. My live televised version of this events … Continue reading

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Girls Gone Wild, Hot For Conformer

I was up late last night watching an exciting stage of the Tour de France when a Girls Gone Wild infomercial came on.  Suddenly, I thought (as any man would), “Wow, these girls get great postage rates thanks to Conformer.” … Continue reading

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Hall of Shame #2: Why creative folks should consult with postal folks

Last night I flipped through my mail to find an “Invitation” to a special event at a fancy shoe store on Madison Ave.  Okay, my wife received it, but I opened it… Error #1 – The fancy 6 x 8 … Continue reading

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White Paper: Infinity Resources Cuts DVD Postage 145%

Easing Postage Pressures How to Get in Shape and Optimize Savings Executive Summary ●      After the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) restructured rates in May 2007, Chicago fulfillment company Infinity Resources, Inc. saw its postage costs increase 166% for media mailed … Continue reading

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Standard Mail Price Up 14% from 2008

New Standard Mail pricing implemented today, May 11th, 2009 show significant increases on flats, NFMs, and Parcels.  Hardest hit are customers shipping light weight packages like CDs, DVDs, and video games. Under last years rates, shipping a 4 ounce DVD … Continue reading

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Mail Volume Drops, USPS Price Increases 15%

I awoke this morning to a news report of the USPS increasing postage by $0.02 today.  The report went on to mention that USPS rates have increased across the board with an average increase no greater than the Consumer Price … Continue reading

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First Class Mail Holds Steady

My quick analysis below shows that the Postal Regulatory Commission has held steady to their word of increasing postage rates in line with the Consumer Price Index.  Rates for 2009, implemented today show a 3% increase over 2008. Interesting to … Continue reading

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Rate Increases Target Small Parcel Shippers

This past week, Patrick Barnard wrote an interesting piece in Multichannel Merchant about how small parcel shippers are taking the brunt of USPS price increases. The USPS introduced shaped based postage back in May of 2007. In May of 2008, … Continue reading

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