Mailing

Memo to CREEL Mailing Customers:

JANUARY 22, 2012 Domestic Mailing Services Price Change
The United States Postal Service announced price adjustments after their filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission.  The average change is 2.1% for the four main classes of domestic mail. If the request is approved, without modification, Sunday, January 22 will be the implementation date.  The USPS news release follows:

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USPS Network Optimization Updates
The United States Postal Service announced plans to reconfigure the network processing facilities, both to optimize use and close redundant facilities to reduce costs. Curiously, the USPS also proposed changes to delivery standards for certain classes of mail. This information is now available at:  http://about.usps.com/news/facility-studies/welcome.htm

Facility Study List
252 processing facilities are on the list. The list also shows where the mail would be routed if the primary facility closes.

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Service Standard Changes
The USPS is proposing modifications to the delivery standards.   Our concern is the end to overnight processing and delivery for First-Class and Periodicals mail.

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What Will The Change Look Like?

Change From?
Priority Mail: 1−3 days
First-Class Mail: 1−3 days
Periodicals: 1−9 days
Package Services: 2−8 days
Standard Mail: 3−10 days

Change To?
Priority Mail: 1−3 days
First-Class Mail: 2−3 days
Periodicals: 2−9 days
Package Services: 2−8 days
Standard Mail: 3−10 days

Express Mail changes?
Express Mail – Overnight service between many, but not all, locations.

Priority Mail changes?
Priority Mail will continue as is.

What does this change mean to the average customer?
Customers will likely no longer receive mail the day after it is mailed. In all likelihood, this change will go relatively unnoticed by the average customer.

New Mailing Links
USPS Defelction Failure Upcharge Guide March 16, 2010
USPS Revisions to Deflection
Mailing Links
CDM Automation Labeling Specifications
Capabilities and Equipment
Secap Jet 1 System Specifications
Data Processing File Request
NCOA Code Explanation
Duplication Search – DeDupe Options
Destination Mail Savings Chart
International Mailing and Shipping
Operation Flowchart
Open a Standard or First Class Mailing Permit
Periodicals: Ride-a-long vs. Supplement
New Address Requirements Facts Sheet – First Class Mailers
New Address Requirements Facts Sheet – Standard Mailers
New Address Requirements Facts Sheet – Periodical Mailers
New Address Requirements Facts Sheet – Package Services Mailers
Additinal Entry Form – Periodicals
USPS Defelction Failure Upcharge Guide March 16, 2010
USPS Revisions to Deflection
Distribution Links
Creel Printing Policy on Data File Storage April 2009
Las Vegas Zip Code Map
Commercial Invoice Letterhead
FedEx Ground Service Map
FedEx Package Services
Shipping & Transit Times
FedEx Holiday Schedule
Archives
Creel Direct Mail Memo Archives
Postal Rate Calculators
(Determine Postage Based on April 2011 Rates)
First Class
First Class Letter
First Class Flat
Non Profit
Non Profit Letter Under 3.3 oz
Non Profit Letter Over 3.3 oz
Non Profit Flat Under 3.3 oz
Non Profit Flat Over 3.3 oz
Standard
Standard Letter Under 3.3 oz
Standard Letter Over 3.3 oz
Standard Flat Under 3.3 oz
Standard Flat Over 3.3 oz

Helpful Public Links for Mailing and Distribution Info
USPS Business Postage Rate Calculator
USPS Federal Regiser Notice 39 CFR Part 111
USPS Address Verification and Zip Code Lookup
USPS Common Publications
Postage Stamp Options
USPS Flats Addressing Requirements
Nonprofit Standard Mail and Other Unique Eligibility
Additinal Entry Form – Periodicals
Quick Service Guide 230a
USPS Booklet Tab Chart Quick Start Document
USPS Final Ruling – New Standards for Letter-Sized Booklets