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Postal Tips by Max Heath

Max Heath, NNA Postal Committee, is a postal consultant for Landmark Community Newspapers LLC and NNA members. Email maxheath@lcni.com.

Postal Q & A: Requester pubs below 24 pages?

Coronavirus: Missing pub days affect permit?

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Mail volume to fall 18%, deliveries up 5%

The Postal Service’s updated five-year plan predicts mail volume will fall 18% during that period, while delivery points will grow by 5%, or 6.9 million. That, in turn, means revenue per delivery ...

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Electronic paid/requester subscriptions can count as valuable add-ons in certain circumstances

The ability to count electronic subscriptions on the annual postal Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation, PS Form 3526, has been established since 2012. I have not revisited the subject since ...

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Postal Q & A: Statements of ownership run in text form? Late?

These are questions to the NNA postal hotline that may be of interest to all members but with names and titles removed to protect the identity of the location asking. Q: We forgot to file our Statement ...

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In-county newspapers, marketing mail shoppers, get low or no increases in 2020 rate case; distant mail more costly

The Postal Service filed October 9 for its annual inflationary rate increase effective Jan. 26, 2020. The price cap was 1.9%, limiting the hike for mailing services. In-County was announced as 1.5% and ...

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Postal Q & A: What are my options to deal with local delivery complaints?

Q: One of our newspapers had a question about a postal weight limit on an insert. Disagreement ensued over a 3.3-ounce limit existing (or not). Does one exist?  

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