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A Complete Guide to USPS Changes in 2014

by Janet Granger | January 6, 2014 | No Comments

USPS Changes - Delivery TrucksThe New Year is a time for planning and re-adjusting your business strategies.

To help you get a fresh start on this year, we’ve put together a compilation of helpful PB webinars and blog posts about USPS® changes for 2014.

Here are 4 helpful webinars and blog posts to help guide you into 2014:

Mailing and Shipping Services – Rate Change for 2014

The USPS will announce price changes effective this January, which will affect postage and other fees associated with mail shipments.  This webinar discusses the impact of the price change to letters and flats.  Additionally, presenter Janet Lockhart explains ways to help minimize the impact of these changes to your organization, with strategies to save money and increase efficiency.

Watch the webinar here.

Visibility: The New Word in Shipping & Mailing Solutions

The USPS created the Intelligent Mail® barcode to enhance the experience of sending out mail and packages. The barcode – which is in different formats for mail vs. parcels – helps join routing information, mail piece identification and services selection together. The overall goal of the program includes enhancements to the postal systems, so that greater visibility is provided to mailers and shippers. These changes and enhancements have made “visibility” the new “buzz” word for both mailing and shipping. Learn how the various adjustments and transformations in mail centers, processing, and reporting will affect your mailing and shipping in 2014!

Watch the webinar here.

Survival Guide: Parcel Shipping in 2014

The parcel industry is constantly changing – and 2014 is stacking up to be an historic year. From big changes in how the USPS wants you to process packages, to rate changes by the private carriers, to new ways companies are fulfilling and communicating with customers, 2014 promises new products, services – and rules and regulations – you need to know to remain competitive.

In this webinar, we delve deep into how these changes will affect your business. This isn’t your typical webinar; it’s a Survival Guide on how to prepare for these changes, drive down costs and become more efficient in how you ship parcels. Don’t miss event if you do any parcel shipping at all!

Watch the webinar here.

**New** The USPS responds to PRC’s decision to remand the Full-Service IMb mandate

The Postal Service recently submitted a docket in response to PRC Order 1890. This PRC Order determined that the rates proposed for First-Class Mail®, Standard Mail®, and Periodicals would be inconsistent with the annual price cap limitation, if they were concurrently implemented with the planned Full-Service Intelligent Mail® barcode (IMb) requirements.

This blog post by Dr. Janet Lockhart-Jones fully discusses the Postal Service’s response and how their actions will affect the Full-Service IMb in 2014.

Read the full article here.

USPS Changes – What’s Next?

To learn more about USPS changes in 2014, check out Dr. Janet Lockhart-Jones’ blog: USPS® News You Can Use.

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