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UPS® Announces 4.9 Percent Rate Increase on Parcels

December 11, 2018

UPS just announced that their new shipping rates will go into effect shortly after the holiday season on December 26, 2018.  On average UPS rates will go up 4.9% for Ground, Air and International services, just like their counterpart FedEx, whose rates are scheduled to go into effect January...

How Much Will It Cost to Send Certified Mail®?

December 11, 2018

Currently, it costs $6.70 to send a First-Class letter as Certified Mail® with a hardcopy Return Receipt. This breaks down to $0.50 for the stamp, $3.45 for Certified Mail and $2.75 for hardcopy Return Receipt. Phew! This may seem like a lot, especially since the Postal Rate Commission (PRC)...

What Is Informed Delivery?

December 11, 2018

Pat Mango is the Manager of Postal Relations at Neopost USA. Pat has worked in the mailing industry for over 19 years and is currently responsible for creating and implementing postal initiative programs in support of Neopost's Postal Relations team. We sat down with him to get answers to our...

What is First-Class Mail®?

November 9, 2018

First-Class Mail® Benefits and Costs Explained

First-Class Mail

The United States Postal Service® classifies mail into different services, called “classes.” Each class of mail has its own features, service levels, postage prices and presort requirements. In this post we explore the benefits...