Registration is now open for PCC Executive Board members to attend PCC Boot Camp 2.0 being held in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The Boot Camp is designed to provide you with best practices to get the maximum value from your local PCC. This session will teach you how to leverage your PCC membership and how to use the PCC to increase your knowledge about Postal products and services.
This interactive session is taught by USPS staff and award-winning industry members from PCCs nationwide. During the course of a day, the instructors review successful communication and membership strategies to strengthen your local PCC.
This Boot Camp is also open to PCC members who have a lead role in their PCC, PCC committee chairs, committee members, members who aspire to serve on the board, or members who want to learn more about how to operate an effective PCC.
Topics covered include:
How to Grow PCC Membership
Policy Administration & USPS Sales Interface
How to Market Your Events & Meetings
Boot Camps are designed to give you an opportunity to talk about challenges your PCC faces, to collaborate with both Postal and Industry members of your PCC, and to collectively add to the networking and educational opportunities available.
This is just a few of the topics discussed during the day long workshop. The Boot Camps have been extremely successful and continue to grow. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this interactive experience where Postal and Industry work together to achieve greatness!
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PDT)
Portland Boot Camp Location
United States Postal Service P&DC
7007 Northeast Cornfoot Road
Portland, OR 97218
In order to register for the Portland Boot Camp 2.0, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following information with your registration:
Admission is FREE and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
Portland Boot Camp Hotel Information
Please direct any questions you have about attending this boot camp to Kirsten.email@example.com or Debra.S.Stoops@usps.gov.
Industry Engagement and Outreach, Marketing
October 11, 2018
USPS Announces Proposed New Prices for 2019
The Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of proposed price changes to take effect January 27, 2019. The January Price Change will include price changes for Market Dominant, Competitive and International products.
The new prices, if approved, include a five-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail® Forever® stamp from 50 cents to 55 cents. Metered letters would have a three-cent increase.
The proposed prices would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent, and the price increases for Shipping Services vary by product, with Priority Mail® increasing 5.9 percent, and Priority Mail Express® increasing 3.9 percent.
First-Class Package Service will move to zone-based pricing to better align with the cost of service and improve value based on distance.
The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:
Letters (1 oz.)
50 cents/55 cents
Letters additional ounces
21 cents/15 cents
47 cents/50 cents
The proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate® retail price changes are:
Small Flat Rate Box
Medium Flat Rate Box
Large Flat Rate Box
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box
Regular Flat Rate Envelope
Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Padded Flat Rate Envelope
Additional information on the January 2019 proposed price changes can be found at:
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Please join Steve Monteith, Vice President, Marketing and Sharon Owens, Vice President, Pricing and Costing on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) for a high-level overview of the 2019 Price Change filing. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions to the panel during this webinar. If you would like to submit your questions prior to the call, you can submit them to IndustryFeedback@usps.gov.
Attendance is limited, so we ask your cooperation in having multiple attendees login from one computer in a conference room, if possible. The webinar is:
Friday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration is required. Click on the attendee direct URL below to complete registration.
Toll-Free Attendee Dial In: 844-480-7651
Conference ID: 1132268
Attendee Direct URL: https://usps.webex.com/usps/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea116cee3f1f972218fafeb199f85e74b
If you cannot join using the direct link above, please use the alternate logins below:
995 167 248
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