Pitney Bowes Provides Strategies and Tips to Help Mailers Prepare for Upcoming Postal Price Changes
STAMFORD, Conn., May 06, 2009 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) is encouraging mailers to take advantage of valuable information and resources being offered to help educate themselves on the upcoming changes in prices and standards for USPS® Mailing Services. The company, which has a long history in providing customers with educational opportunities on important postal topics, is offering a wealth of information through events, communications and online initiatives to help mailers manage these changes and reduce postal costs.
The new price changes for USPS® Mailing Services – effective May 11 – include a two-cent increase in the cost of single-piece, First-Class Mail® letters and a five-cent increase in the cost of single-piece, First-Class Mail flats. In addition to the price changes, new classification changes, modifications to mailpiece characteristics and changes in classification terminology go into effect on this date.
Mailers can find additional information, advice and insight on the new postal prices and standards at www.pbpostalinfo.com. The Pitney Bowes site includes tips for preparing for the changes and information on solutions that can help mailers reduce postage expenses.
“Education plays a critical role in helping mailers successfully manage postal changes while maximizing the value of their direct mail,” said Murray Martin, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Pitney Bowes Inc. “By employing the right mix of strategies and solutions, mailers can help improve their overall operational efficiency, address quality and reduce postage costs.”
Pitney Bowes has also been actively reaching out to thousands of customers to educate them on the postal price changes. District sales and other site locations across the country are hosting seminars and information sessions to keep customers informed and offer advice. Also, the company is hosting and participating in several Webinars, as well as sessions at key industry trade shows to help educate mailers.
About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.
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