FedEx Shipping Rates Going Up in January 2015 – Know Your Options!

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |September 18, 2014|No Comments

FedEx price increase

On September 16, FedEx® announced that it would raise rates in January 2015 across the board by 4.9 percent. These rates will take effect on January 5. FedEx previously announced that it would implement Dimensional Weight pricing on all shipments. This change will also occur in January 2015. FedEx price increases scheduled for January 2015 […]

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USPS September 7th Changes Receive PRC Approval

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |August 18, 2014|No Comments

The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission has approved the United States Postal Service’s® proposed changes to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®). This means that effective September 7, 2014, mailers will see changes in Priority Mail® pricing, and depending on the service selected, commercial mailers may see substantial commercial price decreases. That’s good news for Priority Mail® […]

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USPS Publishes Final Rule on Priority Mail and other Proposed Changes for September 2014

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |August 14, 2014|No Comments

The United States Postal Service® has published its Final Rule for proposed changes to the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to reflect changes to some of the prices for Priority Mail® and the mailing standards for Premium Forwarding Service Commercial™ competitive products. The USPS initially filed notice with the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission to adjust Priority Mail […]

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Consumer Report highlights the value of USPS Priority Mail

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |July 9, 2014|No Comments

Priority Mail labeled a Smart Choice! A report by ShopSmart, a Consumer Reports publication, demonstrates how the Postal Service™ is a smart choice for consumers. ShopSmart compared three carriers by shipping a 6-pound, medium-sized box from New York to San Francisco. The results: The USPS® offered the best value with its 2-day Priority Mail® Flat Rate service […]

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Priority Mail price changes proposed for September 2014

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |July 1, 2014|No Comments

The United States Postal Service® today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to change Priority Mail® prices, including a reduction in prices on average for businesses and other customers who use Commercial Plus and Commercial Base online shipping services. The price changes, if approved, will include a modest increase for Priority Mail prices […]

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Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express® – Changes arrive on July 28th

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |July 1, 2013|No Comments

Mailers, now, there are even more great reasons to ship with Priority Mail® service. “By adding insurance and delivery day predictability, we’re making Priority Mail® better than ever,” said Nagisa Manabe, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, USPS®, about the changes coming to the expedited product lineup. “It’s simply the right choice for America’s shipping, bar […]

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Priority Mail® and Priority Mail Express™ Read the FAQs – July 28th changes

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |June 29, 2013|37 Comments

With the goal of making the customer experience of shipping with the U.S. Postal Service® an easy one, the Postal Service™ announced that it is updating its domestic Priority Mail® and Express Mail® services (usps.com) . As of July 28, 2013, the Postal Service™ will be providing day-specific delivery information for Priority Mail. In addition, domestic Priority Mail will […]

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Attention Mailers: Express Mail to be renamed Priority Mail Express

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |May 23, 2013|2 Comments

Express Mail Classification Change On April 24th, 2013, pursuant to 39 C.F.R. §§ 3020.90 and 3020.91, the United States Postal Service® submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), notice of minor changes to the Mail Classification Schedule (MCS). The proposed changes reflect the Postal Service’s plan to rename Express Mail® and Express Mail International® as Priority […]

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USPS® proposes insurance with most Priority Mail® – no additional charge

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |May 16, 2013|2 Comments

On May 10, 2013, the Postal Service™ filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3622 and 39 CFR 3010, announcing a plan to automatically include, at no additional charge, $50 or $100 of insurance coverage with most Priority Mail® pieces. The price change is scheduled to take effect July 28, 2013. […]

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