The USPS is likely to announce its 2018 rate increase proposal before Friday, October 13th, according to the Alliance for Nonprofit Mailers.
The projected average two percent increases will impact each class of mail (First Class, Marketing, Periodicals, Special Services) and hundreds of individual rates.
The expected start date of the USPS postage increases will be January 21, 2018.
Your letter writing campaign worked! The proposed 2018 increases will not include the USPS’s recent attempt to further raise Nonprofit Marketing Mail prices on top of the planned 2% Consumer Price Index increase. The Postal Regulatory Commission received 85 thoughtful letters from nonprofits and partner groups opposing the proposal and they clearly made a deep impression. Thank you to everyone who participated in this critical effort on behalf of our nonprofit community.
MailSmart Logistics will continue to keep you apprised of any new developments related to next year’s postage rate increases. Please contact us if you have any questions as you prepare your mailing budgets for next year. We’re here to help!