The Anchor Advisor

April 2022 | Vol 4 Issue 4

Product Updates

The April release contains database updates.

For more details on these updates, visit

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Database Dates

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


Install By Date: May 30, 2022

Expiration Date: July 29, 2022


Visit our Technical Support website to download the latest version.

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National Postal Forum

Anchor Software is looking forward to seeing you at the National Postal Forum (NPF) May 15-18, 2022 in Phonenix, Arizona. Stop by our booth (Booth 328) and see all the new stuff we have going on!

The National Postal Forum , the premier mailing and shipping conference that works directly with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform available… is back, in person and in Phoenix. 

"Facing the Future Together combines a fearless forward-thinking attitude with the joyous sense of community that was missed over the past two years. Together once again, we’ll reunite in groups or one-on-one to learn and thrive through NPF workshops, USPS sessions and renewed collaboration. We’ll help each other continue to grow as individuals, business, and as an industry."

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New Prices for 2022

The USPS Announces New Rates

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022. The new prices, if favorably reviewed, include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents.

The proposed prices, approved by the Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, would raise First-Class Mail prices by approximately 6.5 percent.

If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the single-piece letter additional ounce price would increase to 24 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price would increase to 57 cents and the price of a postcard stamp would increase to 44 cents. A one-ounce letter mailed to other countries would increase to $1.40 cents. The Postal Service is also seeking price adjustments for Special Services products including Certified Mail, Post Office Box rental fees, Money Order fees and the cost to purchase insurance when mailing an item.  

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Priority News

USPS Reports 2.7 Average Days to Delivery Mail and Packages Across Network

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics showing the average time to deliver a mailpiece across the postal network continues to be 2.7 days. Through March 18, Marketing Mail and Periodicals performance was consistent with the fiscal first quarter. The Postal Service continues its top-down focus on operational precision across the postal network to improve First-Class Mail performance evident in week over week performance to date in March.

Second quarter service performance scores covering Jan.1 through March 18 included:

  • First-Class Mail: 86.7 percent of First-Class Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, a decrease of 2.4 percentage points from the fiscal first quarter.
  • Marketing Mail: 92.1 percent of Marketing Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal first quarter.
  • Periodicals: 81.4 percent of Periodicals delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal first quarter.
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March Stamp


Shel Silverstein Stamp

This month the USPS honors one of the most extraordinarily versatile and imaginative authors of the 20th century Shel Silverstein. This stamp features the book The Giving Tree. Shel Silverstein's poetry collections are beloved by children everywhere.

Purchase Stamps

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