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Postage Rate Update: Cuts Set For April 10

What's Happening?
During the past few weeks, much has been written about postage rates decreasing on April 10, 2016.

You may recall that the last postage rate increase in January 2014 was actually comprised of two separate components:

  1. The familiar Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase.
  2. An "exigent" rate increase. Think of this as a “difficult times” increase.
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Considerations When Selecting Paper for Your Print Publication

A lot goes into a successful print publication. You need quality content to engage your audience. You need a page design that supports your content’s flow and is pleasing to the eye. And because all of this is conveyed in print, you need to select a paper best suited for your delivery method and reader preference.

The paper you choose is as much a part of your brand perception as the content you print on the page. Missteps in the paper selection process can lead to a less desirable end-product, and possibly less desirable production and distribution costs.

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U.S. Postal Service Mail Distribution Update

If you engage your audience by mailing a magazine or catalog, Kerry Still, Walsworth’s Mail Services Manager, thinks you’ll be interested in a recent opinion article by Eric Katz of Government Executive.

To quote Kerry, Katz’s article “is a succinct and concise summary of the state of domestic mail delivery.”

Kerry continues, “It’s rare to find a discussion like this one that encompasses the consequences of United States Postal Service network consolidation, load leveling, and delivery service standards reduction. Mr. Katz has masterfully explained how the impact of all three USPS initiatives is slowing mail delivery. His accurate depiction of what commercial mailers are experiencing is a sign of what lies ahead unless there is a dramatic change to the mailing environment or to the USPS mail distribution methodology.”

If you have questions about your mailing needs, please contact Walsworth. In the meantime, here is Eric Katz’s article:

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