The Anchor Advisor

January 2022 | Vol 4 Issue 1

Product Updates

The January release contains an update for MaxPresort OS and AddressPro.

For more details on this update, visit

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Database Dates

This is a reminder to install the January release for the MaxCASS OS databases.


Install By Date: March 1, 202

Expiration Date: April 30, 2022


Visit our Technical Support website to download the latest version.

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Tech Tip of the Month

5-Strategic Tech Trends for 2022

The following is a list of five strategic tech trends for 2022:

  1. Total Experience - This combines all the Xes. Your customer, employee, end-user, etc. The idea is to increase customer and employee confidence, satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy.
  2. Generative Artificial Intelligence or GAN - use machine learning to figure out new insights.
  3. Hyperautomation - find things you can automate and do that as fast as possible.
  4. Data Fabric - make it easy to use the data you have and reduce data management efforts.
  5. Cybersecurity Mesh - your data is everywhere and it's important to secure it no matter where it is.
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Postal Rates

The USPS started the year off with a rate increase for parcel mailings. As of now, the USPS has agreed to not increase First-Class mail, large envelopes, or postcard mailings for January 2022. The following outlines the average increase for parcel and media mail mailings.


Priority Mail Express

Average increase of 4.3% (commercial base)


Priority Mail

Average increase of 2.7% (commercial base)


Flat Rate - Priority Mail Express

Average increase of 3.0%.


Media Mail

Average increase of 12.1%.


All these updates are automatically added to the latest release of Anchor Software’s PAVE-certified MaxPresort OS. By using the latest version of MaxPresort OS not only are you saving on your mailing, but you are ensuring that you are compliant with the latest updates per the USPS. Let us help you

save money by presorting your mail to the finest level.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our

Technical Support team.

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USPS at Consumer Electronics Show

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USPS Future Delivery Truck

The future USPS delivery truck is now on display at CES in Las Vegas. The postal truck is set to receive its first upgrade in about 30 years. The "next-generation delivery vehicles" stand at 9.5 feet tall, stretch to 19.6 feet long, and are 7 feet wide. The larger upgrade is aimed to help with the future of parcel delivery.

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White House Making Final Touches

Plans to Mail COVID-19 Tests via USPS

The Biden administration is currently in negotiation with the USPS union to keep nearly 40,000 seasonal workers employed as they plan to use the USPS to ship nearly 500 million COVID-19 tests to Americans across the country.

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USPS Podcast

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Mailin' It!

The official USPS podcast of the United States Postal Service. This podcast will take you inside a thoroughly American institution, exploring the rich history of the USPS going behind the scenes of its present innovations and discussing its dynamic future with organizations and industry leaders.

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USPS Reveals

New Stamps

The USPS announced the new stamps lined up for 2022. These stamps are designed to be educational, appeal to collectors and pen pals around the world. As always, the USPS stamp program offers a variety of subjects celebrating American culture and history.

The following is a partial list of the 2022 stamp program:

  • Lunar New Year - Year of the Tiber
  • Blueberries
  • U.S. Flags
  • Love 2022
  • Edmonia Lewis
  • Butterfly Garden Flowers
  • Mountain Flora
  • Title IX
  • Sunflower Bouquet
  • Tulips
  • Katherine Graham
  • Women Cryptologist of World War II
  • Pete Seeger
  • Women's Rowing
  • Eugenie Clark
  • National Marine Sanctuaries
  • Pony Cars
  • Elephants
  • George Morrison
  • Mighty Mississippi
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USPS Promotions Calendar

Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Mailpiece Engagement

Registration: Dec 15 - Jul 31

Promotion: Feb 1 - Jul 31

Emerging and Advanced Technology

Registration: Jan 15 - Aug 31

Promotion: Mar 1 - Aug 31

Earned Value Reply Mail

Registration: Feb 15 - Mar 31 Promotion: Apr 1 - Jun 30

Personalized Color Transpromo

Registration: May15 - Dec 31

Promotion: Jul 1 - Dec 31

Informed Delivery

Registration: Jun 15 - Dec 31

Promotion: Aug 1 - Dec 31

Mobile Shopping

Registration: Jul 15 - Dec 31

Promotion: Sept 1 - Dec 31

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