Changes from 2007 listed below:
What is the United States Postal Service trying to accomplish?
The common thread running through this rate change is simple: The United States Postal Service is looking to better align postal rates with the actual costs to process and deliver mail on a piece-by-piece basis. In basic terms, you will be given incentives to:
- Create mail pieces that are compatible with the United States Postal Service processing systems
- Improve address quality
- Deposit letters, flats and parcels closer to their destinations
Through these changes both you and the United States Postal Service will benefit from a more efficient approach to overall mail preparation and delivery – one that will provide stability, value and added economies well into the future.
What you can expect once the new rates take effect Monday, May 14, 2007
- Previously, postage costs were based primarily on weight. The new rate structure puts a greater emphasis on size, shape and weight.
- Lower costs for an “additional ounce” will create new opportunities in many cases.
- The postal service is making a big push to decrease “undeliverable as addressed” mail and will make it more affordable for you to updated addresses.
- Presorting remains the key to lowering expenses.
- Permanent, flat-rate pricing for priority mail envelopes and boxes provides greater value anywhere and everywhere.
http://www.usps.com, then select new pricing
http://www.pb.com, then select rate change central
similar information regarding the Unites States Postal Service Rate Change (size, shape and weight) near each Pitney Bowes mail machine or see your department head for a packet for your review.