July 14, 2021 12:00 pm ET

The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to lower service and increase pricing in it’s latest 10 year plan. Most immediately, U.S. Postal Service has proposed a second 2021 postage rate increase for mailing services (letters, postcards) to be implemented in August. The heaviest impact is on multiple ounce 1st class letters seeing an almost 15% increase. By decreasing air delivery, there will also be an increase by up to two extra days (5 total) for delivery of 1st class mail.

For those seeking ways to reduce this budget hit, and address the impacts of slower delivery on time-to-cash and Customer Experience, postal automation is more relevant than ever. Large mailers may reconsider current in-house sortation and pre-sort processes by adding capabilities to address CASS, NCOA, MoveUpdate, UAA, Secure Destruction, Informed Delivery/Visibilty and more. By Utilizing low code workflow automation tools and an industry standard postal hygiene package, enabling direct presentment/Postal One interface for electronic manifesting. Learn how this can provide significant postal discounts and visibility to delivery performance, and explore a step-by-step typical automated workflow to enable these capabilities.

Workflow veterans Mike Phipps and Jay Robinson bring more than 50 years’ experience implementing these and other Automated Document Factory solutions.