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Postage Rates Are Up, But We Still Save You Money!

May 02, 2011

Postage Rates Are Higher, But We Still Save You Money!

As you may already know, on April 17th the U.S. Postal Service raised some of its mail rates. While we have to pass on these postage increase costs to our customers, it's important to remember that Click2Mail still offers you incredible savings in a number of ways:

1. No minimum order requirements. Unlike many print and mail companies, Click2Mail has no minimum order requirement. Ship 1 or ship 10,000 (and anywhere in between) and you still qualify for our postage discounts. Plus, we offer production fee discounts ranging from 5% to 15% off, starting at just 100 pieces.

2. Discounts you can't get on your own. Our system prints addresses in USPS-approved standardized format and presorts your pieces to get you further reductions in your postage expenses. These are savings you can't get on your own (unless you have the same software and mail in bulk). Those special discounts include:

  • Address standardization discounts. Address standardization by itself greatly increases deliverability time and percentage of successful deliveries. To meet USPS addressing requirements, Click2Mail uses CASS (Coding Accuracy Support System) certified software to standardize U.S. domestic addresses. The standardization process corrects minor spelling errors, supplies missing directionals, adds USPS approved acronyms and abbreviations (when applicable), and adds ZIP +4 Codes. This results in faster delivery to your recipients and allows us to receive - and pass on to you - postage discounts on every mailed piece.
  • Presorting discounts. The USPS offers postage discounts for presorted First-Class mailings of 500 or more pieces. To qualify for discounted presort rates, all pieces must meet USPS address standardization requirements and be properly prepared, presorted, packaged, labeled, and trayed (letter mail) or sacked (flats). Essentially, mail pieces that meet automation requirements and are sorted into geographic order bypass one or more of the postal services' sorting operations (and cost less, as a result). Click2Mail customers get those savings. 

As you can see, there is a lot to know and many requirements to meet before you can receive postage discounts from USPS. Yet Click2Mail takes care of it all for you - all Postal Service requirements are our standard procedures, so you get discounted postage rates every day on every mailer. Try our cost estimator today to see how much you can save on your next mailing.

3. Free National Change of Address (NCOA) service. One of the sources of wasted expense in direct mail campaigns is pieces that go to outdated addresses. Click2Mail reduces the chances of this happening to you through our link to the USPS's change of address database, which reflects new addresses provided by people when they move. Every time you send us a mailing list, we check your information against this database and automatically update it with any new addresses on file. This results in more accurate delivery to your recipients and allows us to receive - and pass on to you - postage discounts on every piece you mail.

When it comes to mail, Click2Mail is committed to its partnership with the U.S. Postal Service and to keeping you informed about the changes going on there - and how those changes will affect the way that you communicate with your customers and prospects. Rest assured, though, that wherever postage rates go, Click2Mail will always help you to get more and spend less!