Mailers Face New Postal Rules

Posted on by Chief Marketer Staff

WITH THE NEW RATE case taking effect next May, mailers will have many new rules and regulations to look forward to, many of which are expected to set precedents for future rate cases.

That was the message from Rose Flanagan, director of mailing services and Bob Rosser, director of integrated solutions at Transcontinental Direct, Hamburg, PA, speaking last month at DMA06 in San Francisco.

In a recent Federal Register filing, the U.S. Postal Service proposed changes to the way it considers mail and is soliciting comments until Nov. 17.

For example, the USPS wants to base additional charges on the shape of a mailing piece rather than the weight


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