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1 Mailing Tips To Reduce Your Postage USPS POSTAL RATES ARE RISING

2 Price Increase Coming 2011 Price of a First Class Stamp: May 2006: $0.39 May 2007: $0.41 May 2008: $0.42 May 2010: $0.44 May 2011: $TBA* View History of Postage Rates in the United States *While the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) declined the USPS request for a 5.6% increase, proposed for January 2011, the USPS is still allowed to raise rates up to the CPI cap without approval from the PRC. We expect that there will be a 2.5% increase in USPS rates in 2011 prior to May 2011 and will be pleasantly surprised if it doesn't happen. Select Prices Effective October, 2010 First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.44 First-Class Mail letter (2 oz.) $0.61 Postcard$0.28 First-Class Mail Large Envelope (2 oz.) $1.05 Certified Mail$2.80

3 © 2010 EZ Office Products Pricing & Savings Based On USPS First Class $0.44 Rate USPS Shape-Based Pricing Price Increases Reflect Differences In Costs To Handle Letters, Large Envelopes (flats), & Packages Weight No Longer Used As Primary Factor To Determine Cost A Combination of Size, Thickness, and Weight Is Now The Standard Letters, Flats, and Parcels Now Priced Differently Shape-Based Pricing Significantly Increases Postage ExpenseShape-Based Pricing

4 © 2010 EZ Office Products Pricing & Savings Based On USPS First Class $0.44 Rate USPS Letter Size Vs Flat Size Letter Size A mail piece that has a final folded or envelope size of 6-1/8" x 11-1/2" and under Must also be less than 1/4" thick and weigh less than approximately 3.3 oz. per piece Flat Size Any piece larger than letter size How To Save By configuring mail pieces to letter size postage savings average $ $60.00 per thousand less than flat size

5 © 2010 EZ Office Products Pricing & Savings Based On USPS First Class $0.44 Rate Letter Pricing Guidelines #10 Envelope with 4 Pages or Less$0.44 #10 Envelope with 5 – 6 Pages$0.61 #10 Envelope with 7 Pages or More$ x 9 Envelope with 5 to 10 Pages$0.78 #10 Envelope 6 x 9 Envelope Price Excludes Envelope Cost

6 © 2010 EZ Office Products Pricing & Savings Based On USPS First Class $0.44 Rate How To Save Nearly 50%! 9 x 12 Flat Mail Piece With 2 Pages 8-1/2 x 11 Paper Based on 20lb Paper Cost = $ x 9-1/2 Envelope With 2 Pages 8-1/2 x 11 Paper Folded In Half Based on 20lb Paper Cost = $0.44

7 © 2010 EZ Office Products Pricing & Savings Based On USPS First Class $0.44 Rate Postage Savings Tips Use A #10 Envelope To Mail 4 Pages or Less Use A 6 x 9 Envelope To Mail 5 Pages or More Duplicate Pages To A Single Sheet Fold, Fold, Fold Fold Down To A Smaller Size Envelope Fold Mail Previously Placed In A 9 x 12 Envelope In Half Mail In A 6 x 9 Envelope Redesign Mail To Meet USPS Letter-mail Dimensions Letter and Flat Mail Should be Rectangular Instead of Square To Avoid A $0.17 USPS Surcharge the Length ÷ Height Should Be Between 1.3 & 2.5 Consider Purchasing The Forever StampForever Stamp


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