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Newsletter, Vol 3. Issue 6 - June 2021
USPS Virtual Booth
This year the USPS is hosting a Virtual Booth, where you can learn about new ways to reach your customers.

You’ll learn about the variety of innovative services that USPS offers, and you’re bound to find one that perfectly suits your needs.
USPS Changes Postal Price
Delivering for America
The USPS is proceeding forward with their Postal Rate Change of First-Class postage.

Current Rate: 55 cents
New Rate: 58 cents

This rate is set to be effective on August 29th, 2021. This new rate change is part of “Delivering for America,” its 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence.
 
The proposed price changes would raise overall Market Dominant product and service prices by approximately 6.9 percent. First-Class Mail prices would increase by 6.8 percent to partially offset declining revenue due to First-Class Mail volume declines. In the past 10 years, mail volume has declined by 46 billion pieces, or 28 percent, and is continuing to decline. Over the same period, First-Class Mail volume has dropped 32 percent, and single-piece First-Class Mail volume — including letters bearing postage stamps — has declined 47 percent.
 
“For the past 14 years, the Postal Service has had limited pricing authority to respond to changing market realities,” said Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy. “As part of our 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the Postal Service and the Board of Governors are committed to judiciously implementing a rational pricing approach that helps enable us to remain viable and competitive and offer reliable postal services that are among the most affordable in the world.”
Save the Date: 2021 Price Change Filing Webinars
2021 Price Change filing Webinars
On Tuesday, June 15th at 12 Noon (EDT) and on Friday, June 18th, at 3 pm (EDT) the VP of Pricing & Costing Sharon Owens will present two webinars, open to all mailing and shipping customers.

The webinar will provide highlights of the price change and among the topics covered, will be details related to the change for FCM non-automated letters, high-density flats pricing on direct pallets, and 2022 mailing promotions.
Anchor's Monthly Must-Haves
The coolest stuff we found this month:
Recommended by:
Wallace - Account Executive

Texas Ranger & Texas Outlaw
This is a two part book series by the #1 New York Times bestseller James Patterson. In this thriller, a Texas Ranger fights for his life, his freedom, and the town he loves as he investigates his ex-wife's murder.

Part two is about justice, but all of that changes when he is brought to a small southern town to help uncover the mysteries behind a local woman's death only to discover corruption and lies.
Recommended & Picture by:
Andrew - Senior Developer

Light L16 Camera

The Light L16 camera, is an engineering marvel. It takes 16 different smartphone-sized imaging modules, each carefully aligned behind a piece of glass, and uses them in concert with each other to create images that are bigger and better-looking than the results the individual cameras are capable of. It does all this in a form factor that’s two or three times thicker than, but not quite as wide as, an iPad mini, something that actually fits in a few pockets and is easy enough to stow in a bag. That’s Light’s selling point for this $2,000 camera: the L16 is ostensibly a full bag of camera gear in one body.
Recommended by: Sherry - Executive Administrative Assistant

Grilled Spareribs with Cherry Cola Glaze

These delicious spareribs are always a hit! Although the prep can be time intensive it is worth it. The good thing is that you can make the glaze and the ribs ahead of time so that the day of prep is minimal by just having to grill and enjoy them.

Spare Ribs Ingredients
  • 4 12-ounce cans cherry cola (flat)
  • 2 cups cherry jam or preserves
  • 2/3 cup Dijon mustard with horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 7 1/4 to 7 1/2 pounds well-trimmed pork spareribs
Serves 6
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