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1 January 2016 USPS Rates Increase - What You Need To Know Speaker: Adam Lewenberg President of Postal Advocate Inc.

2 Meeting Instructions There is a joinme webinar presentation link All lines are on mute until the end of the meeting when they will be opened up for questions. Type questions into the chat box as they come up and we will do our best to answer them. If you have issues hearing the webinar, make sure you have called into the meeting vs. relying on internet audio. Dial-in Access Code # If you are having issues seeing the webinar, try entering the meeting link again and joining through the browser (Vs. downloading software). We will be sending a copy of the presentation out after the meeting or you can find it on our website under FAQs/Resources If you have any issues during the meeting contact Doris Tam at x512 or me at and I ll be happy to assist January 14,

3 Adam Lewenberg - Background and Experience President of Postal Advocate Inc. The only mail audit and recovery firm in the US and Canada Manage a portfolio of 58,000 pieces of mailing equipment for the largest US companies. Speak and teach nationally on mail savings and industry trends. Industry Co Chair- Boston Postal Customer Council/Mail Systems Management Association member. CMDSS and MDC Certifications. Featured Writer for Mailing Systems Technology Magazine. Worked for one of the largest mailing vendors for over 17 years Director of national sales for presort, tabletop inserters, addressing hardware/software and green offerings. Was one of the top 5 account managers nationally working with some of the nations top accounts. Not affiliated with any mailing vendor - Unbiased advice. January 14,

4 January 2016 USPS Rates Increase - What You Need To Know Speaker: Adam Lewenberg President of Postal Advocate Inc.

5 What We ll Cover: The good news and the bad news How to budget for the increase Savings Tips New rates take into effect Sunday 2016 January 14,

6 The Good News The following mail classes are not increasing: (Market Dominant Mail Classes) First-Class Mail Letter and Flat Standard Mail International Letter and Flat rates Media Mail, Library Mail and Bound Printed Matter Special Services These are the main mail classes used by businesses There is a potential for a rate decrease later this year (Based on the Exigent 4.3% increase in 2014) Common Mailings not impacted by increase: Invoices Statements Checks Marketing Day to Day correspondence January 14,

7 The Bad News - 9.5% Overall Increase The following mail classes are increasing: Competitive Mail Classes Priority Mail - 9.8% Priority Mail Express 15.6% First Class Package Service 12.8% Retail Ground (Formally Standard Post) 10% Parcel Select Ground (Formally Parcel Select) 3.1% First-Class Package International Service 21.6% Priority Mail International 10.2% Priority Mail Express International 11.6% January 14,

8 Potential Reasons for the Package/Expedited Increases For lightweight packages going to consumers (vs. businesses) the USPS has significantly lower rates than the private carriers when factoring fees. In a recent filling to the Postal Regulatory Commission, UPS made a complaint that the USPS was undergoing anticompetitive policies and claimed: In turn, the larger market share enables the utility to better leverage economies of scale and scope, increasing its scale and further harming its now handicapped rivals, The private carriers typically increase rates at around 5% per year. This is their fastest growing segment and they need it to cover volume declines in other areas. (Example: Letters and Flats) They are the only service delivering to every door every day. Private carriers are using them at times to deliver the last mile. January 14,

9 Priority Mail Rate Categories Retail At USPS Counter or through a postage meter. Commercial Base Through a PC Postage Solution (USPS.com will no longer qualify for these rates and will default to retail) Commercial Plus Through a contracted agreement with the USPS. Priority Mail - 50,000 packages per year across facilities Priority Mail Express 5,000 packages per year across facilities. January 14,

10 Priority Mail Most popular USPS package service 13 ounce to 70LB items 1-3 day delivery 8 primary zones based on distance. Highlights 9.8% overall increase. Largest increase in 1-5LB where they have the lowest prices. Heavier items having small to no increase. Commercial Plus customers seeing the largest increases. Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Boxes having the largest increases. Sorry Guam Zone 9 increasing the most at 20-50% USPS Click and Ship now defaults to Retail (Vs. Commercial) rates. USPS Priority Mail Retail Commercial Base Commercial Plus Weight LB's Prior to Jan 17, % Change Prior to Jan 17, % Change Prior to Jan 17, % Change 1 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 5 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 10 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 25 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 50 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % Flat Rate Envelopes $5.75 $ % $5.05 $ % $4.95 $ % Small Flat Rate Box $5.95 $ % $5.25 $ % $5.20 $ % Medium Flat Rate Boxes $12.65 $ % $11.30 $ % $10.65 $ % Large Flat Rate Boxes $17.90 $ % $15.80 $ % $14.80 $ % January 14,

11 First-Class Mail Parcels Best Savings Opportunity Less than 1 LB parcels where USPS holds a Monopoly (Private carriers start at 1LB) 1-3 day delivery Highlights 12.8% overall increase. Retail rates remain unchanged. Commercial Base rates see increases up to 69% (Light weight items) Elimination of presort discounts. Commercial Plus rates eliminated. Slight reductions for 13 ounce items. New rates go to ounces vs. 13 ounces in the past. This is a new savings opportunity because items would have defaulted to Priority Mail. USPS First-Class Mail Parcel and Package Rates Retail Commercial Base Commercial Plus Weight Ounces Prior to Jan 17, % Change Prior to Jan 17, % Change Prior to Jan 17, % Change 3 $2.54 $2.54 0% $ $ % N/A N/A 6 $3.14 $3.14 0% $ $ % $ N/A 10 $3.94 $3.94 0% $ $ % $ N/A 13 $4.54 $4.54 0% $ $3.50 (-4-13%) $ N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A $3.65 New $ N/A January 14,

12 Priority Mail Express Up to 70LB items 1 day Guaranteed Delivery 8 primary zones based on distance. Highlights 15.6% overall increase. Minimal Retail increase and only on light weight local zones. Huge increase on Commercial Base and Plus with the largest hit on closer zones. Flat rate envelopes see 14-39% increase. Elimination of Flat Rate Box USPS Priority Mail Express Retail Commercial Base Commercial Plus Weight LB's Prior to Jan 17, % Change Prior to Jan 17, % Change Prior to Jan 17, % Change 1 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 5 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 10 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 25 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % 50 $ $ % $ $ % $ $ % Flat Rate Envelopes $19.99 $ % $18.11 $ % $14.85 $ % Flat Rate Box $44.95 n/a $44.95 n/a $44.95 n/a January 14,

13 Savings Strategies 1. Move to Commercial Rates Huge discounts over retail rates. Free tracking on usps.com. Need to process through a PC Postage solution to get the discounts. Multiple vendor options to process packages Some are free or very low cost. Requires the operator to enter the address and submit to the USPS electronically and create a shipping label vs. meter tape. If you are doing large volumes (50,000 per year) reach out to the USPS about Commercial Plus discounts ounce can not be converted to First-Class Parcel for $3.63 or less! USPS Priority Mail Retail Commercial Base Commercial Plus Weight LB's % Savings 2016 % Savings (Over Commercial Base) 1 $ $ % $ % 5 $ $ % $ % 10 $ $ % $ % 25 $ $ % $ % 50 $ $ % $ % Flat Rate Envelopes $6.45 $ % $5.60 3% Small Flat Rate Box $6.80 $ % $5.90 3% Medium Flat Rate Boxes $13.45 $ % $ % Large Flat Rate Boxes $18.75 $ % $ % January 14,

14 Savings Strategies 2. Compare Rates with the Private Carriers - For every package Benefits to USPS Don t charge extra fees for: Fuel surcharge Residential, DAS Surcharges Saturday Delivery Address Correction Fees Best rates for lightweight items to residences (Less than 5 LB s) First Class Parcel rates for items less than 16 ounces. ($ per item!) Free boxes Benefits UPS & FedEx* Negotiate rates based on volumes. Guaranteed delivery with refunds. Ground service with 1-5 day guaranty(many areas are 1-3 days). Dedicated account managers. Typically have the best rates items over 5LB s or lighter weights going to businesses. *Assumes that you have a corporate agreement. Multi Carrier options: 1. Manually compare between systems. 2. Cloud based multi carrier systems simple to complex. 3. PC/Server based multi carrier systems. January 14,

15 How To Budget For This Increase 1. Enter last years spend. 2. Estimate % based on type of mail. Below is an example on how to set this up. Tip: If you are seeing your mix of mail having a higher percentage increase, edit this on the template. % of Mail Spend Amount % Increase 2015 USPS Mail Spend $100, Budget Amount % of Spent for Letters/Flats 80% $80,000 0% $80,000 % Spent for Packages/Expedited 20% $20, % $21, USPS Mail Spend $101,900 January 14,

16 ENTERPRISE-WIDE MAIL AUDIT AND RECOVERY OVER $20,000,000 IN CLIENT SAVINGS Helping multi-location organizations streamline their mailing costs 58,000 pieces of equipment, managed by Postal Advocate $559K 57% Average Equipment Savings Average Client Savings HOW WE DO IT Recovered over $2,000,000 in lost postage, vendor overcharges and fees years of industry experience Comprehensive web-based tool providing visibility of all mail and equipment spend Time Savings - Assistance in fleet management visit or call (888)977-MAIL(6245)

17 1 2 Sign Limited Agency Agreement/Kick-Off Call. NO COST AUDIT PHASE Work with current vendor to build population report, contract terms/start/end dates, postage volumes, costs. HOW IT WORKS 3 Provide copies of vendor invoices, AP export, location list, equipment inventory list. CONTRACTED CLIENT Submit vendor credit requests, lost postage forms and eliminate avoidable fees. Analyze spend, check for contract compliance, billing errors, vendor fees/overcharges, lost postage. Identify savings opportunities. Conduct Analysis Negotiate pricing. Create catalog. Work with sites - asset validation, rightsize, termination Full implementation of savings Present savings opportunities and get client approval. Provide enterprise visibility of all spend, costs and documented savings through enterpriseadvocate. Provide client log-in. Postal Advocate provides ongoing support, manages renewals, billing and vendor compliance. visit or call (888)977-MAIL(6245)

18 Questions? Contact info: (20pt) Contact: Adam Lewenberg - President MAIL X 501 January 14,

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