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Postal Tips

The National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

We can help with:

  • Interpretations of postal rules
  • Understanding how to enter mail properly
  • Assess steps you may be able to improve slow service
  • Know whether you are eligible for Perodicals permits
  • And unsnarl a host of other conundrums that arise when newspapers (and their shoppers/TMCs) are in the mail

Consulting assistance is a member-benefit. Membership includes a subscription to Publishers’ Auxiliary, featuring the monthly column, Postal Tips. 

Flats trays can now be prepared without lids

Feb 12, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service has granted Periodical newspapers the option of preparing flats trays (white tubs) without lids and strapping, as required since 2006.

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NNA tracking multiple postal issues at MTAC

Dec 29, 2017

Overshadowing everything at the Dec. 5-6 meeting of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee at Postal Service headquarters in Washington was the Dec. 1 filing by the Postal Regulatory Commission. ...

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Requester Periodicals usage growing

Dec 22, 2016

Changes in the business environment for community newspapers have encouraged a growing number of publishers to investigate the Requester Periodicals category that allows a newspaper to qualify for Periodicals ...

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Converting to Requester Periodicals: Part II

Sep 8, 2016

Last month, I covered the basics of Requester qualification. This month, I want to share ways to get and keep requests, and answer some questions posed by others on the recent National Newspaper Association ...

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