postage increaseOn May 28th the USPS announced hefty new postage rates across all major classes of mail. The average increase will be 6.9 percent effective August 29, 2021, right as the fall fundraising season gets underway. Nonprofit Marketing Mail rates are increasing 7.8 percent on average.

We are working quickly to determine how these new postage increases will affect our clients’ postage pricing and commingling rates. We expect commingle rates to increase in the 3.25% – 3.75% range for Nonprofit Mail, and in the 5.25% – 5.75% range for Commercial Mail. We will confirm this soon and will provide an update here.

Your MailSmart Logistics Team recommends a complete Postal Logistics Review to uncover any opportunities for cost savings. We will analyze your Standard Class, Parcels, First Class, Drop Ship and Commingle mail with the goal of maximizing your overall postal savings. Increasing your commingling volumes to achieve the best rate possible is one of the easiest ways to lessen the impact of this unprecedented postage increase.

The MailSmart Logistics Client Services Team will be contacting all clients in the days ahead to start the Postal Logistics Review process.

And if you’re new to MailSmart Logistics, please contact us today to receive your free Postal Logistics Review too. With these new postage rate hikes looming, we’re eager to provide you with expert guidance to maximize your postal savings.