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Postal Tips

The National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

We can help with:

  • Interpretations of postal rules
  • Understanding how to enter mail properly
  • Assess steps you may be able to improve slow service
  • Know whether you are eligible for Perodicals permits
  • And unsnarl a host of other conundrums that arise when newspapers (and their shoppers/TMCs) are in the mail

Consulting assistance is a member-benefit. Membership includes a subscription to Publishers’ Auxiliary, featuring the monthly column, Postal Tips. 

USPS’ new network and how the changes will impact newspapers

Sep 1, 2023

The Postal Service began talking about re-inventing its delivery network about this time last year and has already embarked on making changes to a number of processing plants around the country.

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Marketing Mail rates soar for heavier pieces

Aug 1, 2023

Because the rate tables were not released until a few days before my deadline for the July issue of Pub Aux, I did not have a chance to analyze the changes in Marketing Mail rates. The bottom line is that ...

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Rates rise again in July; Here’s the break down

Jul 1, 2023

As you undoubtedly know, the next postal rate increase takes effect July 9, unless some problem on the Postal Service’s end delays implementation.

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How to get help from USPS

Jun 1, 2023

Perhaps the most common issue is the issue of slow service to a subscriber or group of subscribers. There was a time when you could get your local post office to put what was called a publication watch ...

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It is clear that USPS will be altered forever by 2023-24

May 1, 2023

It is hard to predict right now what further hurdles the Postal Service might throw at newspaper mailers. But it is possible to toss out some good guesses.

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Changes are happening; be ready

Apr 1, 2023

The eDoc submission process includes confirmation that Move Update standards for address correction have been met and that the carrier route accuracy standard has been met for each address in the mailing.

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Converting from Sacks to Tubs

Mar 1, 2023

By this publication, if you’ve been mailing your non-DDU or Exceptional Dispatch newspapers in sacks, you’ve had to convert to using flats tubs for that mail.

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Publishers must navigate the next steps toward mailing in a digital world

Feb 1, 2023

The old ways of dealing with USPS are coming to an end

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Make money and gain subscribers by saturation mailing your newspaper

Jan 1, 2023

We tried something new for us last month for Thanksgiving week, which, of course, is one of the biggest retail periods of the year. 

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