The USPS exigent price increase went into effect on Jan. 26. Since then, there has been a great deal of discussion and debate as to whether or not the increase should be permanent. No matter the final decision, the timing of the 2015 CPI adjustment will likely be affected by the outcome of the debate, so the USPS can avoid having to adjust prices more than once during the year. We expect one price increase in 2015, and that should be the annual CPI adjustment (currently 1.471 percent). Only Congress could change that, and we’re not in a position to
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In early October, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) was applauded by the mailing industry when it denied the USPS its exigent price increase, which would have taken effect in January 2011 for an average increase of 5.6 percent, with specific products receiving higher or lower increases (catalogs were expected to see increases ranging from 4 percent to 10 percent).
Looming USPS Price Hike: DMA Appeals PRC Exigency Decision
January 24, 2014
From Today @ Target Marketing
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) on Thursday joined with partners representing nearly the entire mailing community in filing an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, seeking relief from the recent Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) decision to allow an exigent postal increase to take effect on Jan. 26.