Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 41

Significant Freight Rate Increases – Trucking industry reports indicate capacity continues to tighten, and significant freight rate increases are expected in the coming months.  Recent hurricanes, the pending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and an uptick in overall freight demand has “unquestionably” given trucking fleets the upper hand in 2018 negotiations, according to a report from analyst Jason Seidl …

Breaking News – USPS Announces New Prices (Commerical) for 2018

 

October 6, 2017

 U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2018

Penny Increase for the Forever Stamp

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new prices, if approved, include a one cent increase in the price of a …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 40

How (and When) You Actually Should Use Direct Mail – Why do some direct-mail marketing campaigns succeed, and others fail?  There’s a two-part answer to this conundrum.  First, the timing of the direct mail is sometimes wrong. You shouldn’t always use direct mail unless it fits your industry.  There’s a time to send …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 39

USPS Published January 2018 Pre-Release Notes – The USPS has published pre-release notes for the January price implementation. They available on PostalPro.  The document covers the changes for preparation, but as always, does not include the prices.  Redline postage statements are expected to be available shortly and it is anticipated that the …