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  1. Shaping a More Efficient Future Pricing Change Effective Monday, May 14

  2. Shaping a More Efficient Future Periodicals July 15 Implementation • Outside-County • More complex container rate application • Bundle rates based on sort level and container level • Container rates based on container type, level, and entry • Allow time for software development

  3. Shaping a More Efficient Future Request for Reconsideration • Standard Mail flats • Nonmachinable surcharge for First-Class Mail letters • Priority Mail Flat Rate Box

  4. Shaping a More Efficient Future New Prices • Reflect changes in operations and the marketplace • Offer more choices • Include incentives • Reduce undeliverable-as-addressed mail • Better reflect that shape matters

  5. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Forever Stamp • Booklets and sheetlets • Available April 12 • Single-piece rate 41¢ • Good forever

  6. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Shape Matters –Single-Piece • Letters 41¢ • Nonmachinable surcharge 17¢ • Additional ounce 17¢ • Postcards 26¢ • Flats 80¢ • Parcels $1.13

  7. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Shape Matters – Letters • Maximum weight 3.5 ounces • Pieces that exceed 3.5 ounces or any letter-size dimension are charged as flats Minimum 5 inches 3-1/2 inches 0.007 inch Maximum 11-1/2 inches 6-1/8 inches 1/4 inch Length Height Thickness Nonmachinable letters weighing 1 ounce or less will be charged 17¢ nonmachinable surcharge.

  8. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Shape Matters – Flats • Maximum weight 13 ounces • Pieces that exceed any dimension are charged as parcels Minimum* 11-1/2 inches 6-1/8 inches 1/4 inch Maximum 15 inches 12 inches 3/4 inch Length Height Thickness *Flats exceed at least one of these dimensions. Flats with the following characteristics are also subject to parcel prices: • Not flexible • Not rectangular • Not uniform in thickness

  9. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Shape Matters – Lower Prices • Lower prices for • Letters over 1 ounce • Flats over 6 ounces

  10. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Shape Matters – Example • Flat-size to letter-size envelope 97¢ 58¢ Save 39¢ 2-ounce example

  11. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Shape Matters – Example • Parcel to flat 97¢ $1.30 Save 33¢ 2-ounce example

  12. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Workshare • Presort and automation flats additional ounce 17¢ • Automation letter additional ounce 12.5¢ • Maximum weight • Presort letter 3.3 ounces • Automation letter 3.5 ounces

  13. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Cass Mail® Automation Letters • Automation Carrier Route rates eliminated • No change to rate eligibility 5-Digit/Scheme Overflow Mail 3-Digit/Scheme Overflow Mail AADC Overflow Mail 5-digit/scheme optional 3-digit/scheme Mixed AADC AADC • Require 85% full trays • Reduced overflow option

  14. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Machinable Letters • Simplified tray preparation Origin 3-digit AADC Mixed AADC

  15. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Automation Flats Must be • Flexible • Rectangular • Uniformly thick

  16. Shaping a More Efficient Future First-Class Mail® Presorted Parcels • New rate structure • Barcodes required • UCC/EAN Code128 • or POSTNET

  17. Shaping a More Efficient Future Priority Mail® Flat Rates

  18. Shaping a More Efficient Future Priority Mail® Dimensional Weight and Balloon Rate Pricing • Dimensional weight Zones 5-8 • Balloon rate Local and Zones 1-4 • USPS-complimentary packaging not subject to either • Lower prices for heavier items

  19. $4.15 Shaping a More Efficient Future Priority Mail® Dimensional Weight Pricing Example Save

  20. Shaping a More Efficient Future Express Mail® New 1-Pound Price

  21. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Initiatives • Greater recognition of shape • Eliminate DDU rate for letters • Drop ship closer to destination • Detached Address Label surcharge

  22. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Automation Letters • ECR automation rates eliminated • No change to rate eligibility 5-Digit/Scheme Overflow Mail 3-Digit/Scheme Overflow Mail AADC Overflow Mail 5-digit/scheme optional 3-digit/scheme Mixed AADC AADC • Require 85% full trays • Reduced overflow tray option

  23. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Machinable Letters • Simplified tray preparation Optional Origin/Entry 3-digit AADC Mixed AADC

  24. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Nonmachinable Letters • Separate rate structure 5-digit 3-digit Mixed ADC ADC

  25. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ ECR Letters • New tray preparation for barcoded automation-compatible letters 3 ounces or less • No change to preparation for nonautomation and pieces weighing over 3 ounces • DSCF-entry rates allowed for some DDU entry

  26. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Flats • Changes to flat-size mailing standards • Cover costs • Efficient processing and delivery

  27. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Automation Flats • Must be • Flexible • Rectangular • Uniformly thick • Maximum thickness 3/4″ • Minimum size 5″ x 6″

  28. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Flexibility Test Length runs parallel to the surface Flats over 10 inches long that contain a rigid insert; length perpendicular to surface

  29. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Nonautomation Flats • Not required to meet all automation standards

  30. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Enhanced Carrier Route Flats • Not required to meet all automation standards • ECR maximum size 12″ x 15″ • No change to preparation

  31. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Parcels • New rate structure Machinable rate tiers Irregular rate tiers • DDU-entry option • Barcodes required

  32. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Not Flat-Machinable • Rigid pieces • USFM 1000 standards • Provides an additional option

  33. Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Not Flat-Machinable • Preparation • 6 ounces and over – machinable parcel preparation • Less than 6 ounces – irregular parcel preparation • Barcodes required • Rate marking required • “NFM” or “Not Flat-Machinable” • DDU entry rates

  34. 41.4¢ Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ Parcel Drop Ship Pricing Example Save

  35. 12.4¢ Shaping a More Efficient Future Standard Mail™ NFM Pricing Example Save

  36. Shaping a More Efficient Future Package Services Initiatives • 20-pound balloon rate • Barcodes required on Parcel Select • Nonpresorted Bound Printed Mail rate • Scheme preparation required for BPM, Library Mail and Media Mail

  37. Shaping a More Efficient Future Extra Services • New low-cost OneCode Address Change Service • Redesigned Insurance • Barcoded and scanned • $200 and less no signature required • Lower electronic return receipt fee

  38. Shaping a More Efficient Future Extra Services • Continue Post Office Box realignment • Caller service now aligned with fee groups • Business Reply Mail prices based on shape • Confirm maintains tiered structure • Annual mailing and permit fees increase

  39. Shaping a More Efficient Future International New Shipping and Mailing Options • Global Express Guaranteed® • Express Mail International • Priority Mail International • First-Class Mail International

  40. Shaping a More Efficient Future International Online Discounts • Global Express Guaranteed®– 10% • Express Mail International – 8% • Priority Mail International – 5%

  41. Shaping a More Efficient Future International Global Express Guaranteed® • Expedited date-certain delivery service

  42. Shaping a More Efficient Future International Express Mail International • Reliable 3- to 5-day service • Flat-Rate envelope option

  43. Shaping a More Efficient Future International Priority Mail International • Reliable 6- to 10-day service • Flat-Rate box and envelope options

  44. Shaping a More Efficient Future International First-Class Mail International • Reliable and economical • For documents and lightweight items

  45. Shaping a More Efficient Future International Business Services • International Priority Airmail • International Surface Airlift • M-Bags

  46. Shaping a More Efficient Future Resources USPS.com • Pricing change – usps.com/ratecase • Postal Explorer – pe.usps.com • MailPro – usps.com/mailpro • DMM Advisory – dmmadvisory@usps.com