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Rethink Your Shipping: The USPS Advantage  First-Class Mail  Periodicals  Standard Mail  Single-Piece Parcel Post  Media Mail  Bound Printed Matter.

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2 Rethink Your Shipping: The USPS Advantage

3  First-Class Mail  Periodicals  Standard Mail  Single-Piece Parcel Post  Media Mail  Bound Printed Matter  Priority Mail  Express Mail  Parcel Select  Parcel Return Service  First Class Mail International  Priority Mail International  Express Mail International What are USPS Shipping Services? Shipping ServicesMailing Services You know these …You might not know these

4  USPS is a great value in price and service  Free tracking  Free Package Pickup  Free packaging supplies  Online shipping solutions  Discounts for postage  No surcharges What We Want You To Know About USPS

5  Reliability is always No. 1  Convenience = ease of doing business  Value added features:  Tracking  Packaging  Electronic shipping solutions  Customer care  Price + features = value Key Customer Decision Points

6  Gas prices are climbing -- so are competitors’ fuel surcharges.  Current fuel surcharges range from 10.5% of the package shipping cost for ground service and up to 36% of the package shipping cost for air service. Surcharges Are Big Business

7 Surcharge Summary  No fee for residential delivery  No fee for rural delivery  No fee for address corrections  No fee for forwarding  No fee for Saturday delivery  No fee for undeliverable mail  No fee for packaging supplies  No fee for pickup Surcharges

8 Easy Payment for USPS Shipping  Centralized Accounting and Payment System (CAPS)  EFT  Electronic Verification System (eVS)  Allows electronic manifesting and payment  Online postage payment  Click-N-Ship  Shipping Assistant  Vendors

9 Earned Cradle To Cradle certification  New packaging uses bio-friendly inks and cardboard  First and only firm to receive this endorsement for packaging  Packaging features Cradle To Cradle logo Free Eco-Friendly Shipping Supplies

10  Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope:   $16.50 US  $23.95 Canada  $25.95 All other countries  Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope:   $ 4.80 US  $ 9.95 Canada  $11.95 All other countries  Prices Are For Retail. Shippers Using Click-N-Ship, PC Postage Or Express Mail Corporate Accounts Will Receive A Discounted Rate Flat Rate Packaging Convenient flat rates for domestic and international shipments

11  Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes:   $ 9.80 US  $23.95 Canada  $38.95 All other countries  Priority Mail New Large Flat Rate Box:   $12.95 US  $10.95 APO/FPO  $29.95 Canada  $49.95 All other countries  Prices Are For Retail. Shippers Using Click-N-Ship, PC Postage Or Express Mail Corporate Accounts Will Receive A Discounted Rate Flat Rate Packaging (con’t)

12 Free Package Pick Up Customers request pickup at usps.com Carriers pick up the packages while on their routes.

13 State of the Art Shipping Technology  Automated Package Processing System can handle 9,500 packages per hour  Intelligent Mail package barcode allows for improved tracking and processing  Leveraging scanning technology end-to- end package visibility

14 ONE barcode is scanned for allpackages Shipment Confirmation Acceptance Notice

15 Customer Support  Our Business Service Network has been redesigned  Account Managers and Global Account Managers can assist with growing your business  Inquiries and Claims  New electronic international inquiry processes  New domestic online claim process  Reduced claim-handling time

16 USPS Expedited Shipping: Express Mail Priority Mail

17 Overnight guaranteed delivery, free tracking, free insurance up to $100, free packaging, and flat-rate options

18 2 to 3-day delivery, Delivery Confirmation, available insurance, free packaging, and flat-rate options

19 Express Mail and Priority Mail have zone-based pricing

20 Rate Comparison With Surcharges 2 lbs. Zone 4, overnightCompetition USPS Base rate$39.02$24.65 Residential surcharge$ 2.30$ 0.00 Saturday delivery$12.50$ 0.00 Address correction$10.00$ 0.00 Fuel surcharge$18.57$ 0.00 Total$82.39$24.65

21 Discounts and Rebates: A USPS First Three percent discount for users of:  PC Postage  Express Mail Corporate Accounts  Online Shipping  Smart Meters

22 2% rebate for minimum quarterly vol. of 125 pkgs. 4.5% rebate for minimum quarterly vol. of 438 pkgs. 7% rebate for minimum quarterly vol. of 938 pkgs. Express Mail – Volume-Based Rebates

23 Online with usps.com’s Click-N-Ship with approved vendors  eBay  Stamps.com  Endicia  Pitney Bowes Inc. Priority Mail Discounts

24 Online Shipping Solutions  Online Discounts  Online Insurance  Online Shipping Labels:  Click-N-Ship  Shipping Assistant  USPS Approved Vendors

25 Co-Branding and Custom Packaging Link your brand to the name of America’s most trusted federal agency

26 What else can Expedited Shipping offer?  For us, Saturday is a business day  We deliver everywhere in the U.S.  52 extra delivery days  Express Mail Sunday and holiday delivery  New legal–sized overnight envelope  Hold For Pickup available in 31,000 locations  Priority Mail Open and Distribute

27 USPS Ground Shipping: Parcel Select Parcel Return Service Merchandise Return Service

28 Parcel Select  Designed for large and medium-sized shippers  Three levels of entry give you three price levels  DBMC, DSCF or DDU (offers the lowest rate)  Partner with third-party logistics providers  FedEx  UPS

29 Reverse Logistics Opportunities  Reverse logistics solutions — growing need  Upward trend in items that are:  Returned  Recycled  Repaired  Recalled

30 Key USPS advantages Easiest and most convenient returns network  Collection boxes  Retail access – 37,000 outlets for returning packages  Pickup at more than 146 million addresses Return Solutions

31 End-to-end service, customized to fit your needs. Available for:  Priority Mail  Parcel Post  First Class Mail Merchandise Return Service

32 Parcel Return Service  Work-sharing earns discounts for you and offers an easy way for customers to return items  Two rate structures to retrieve returns by you or an agent  RBMC or RDU  First-mile commercial service  Free Package Pickup

33 What else can Ground Shipping offer?  For us, Saturday is a business day  We deliver everywhere in the U.S.  52 extra delivery days  Parcel Select Service  New tiered incentive pricing  98% on time delivery  Parcel Return Service  New volume-based rebates

34 USPS International Shipping:

35 International Shipping  Four shipping options offer great value  No fuel or out-of-area surcharges  No brokerage fees  Same speed, much lower price

36 Price Comparison w/Surcharges Sending a 5 lb. package to Alice Springs, Australia International Economy (5 Days) $ Express Mail International (5 Days) $45.50 Worldwide Expedited (4-5 Days) $ Worldwide Priority Express 2-5 Days $164.23

37 Online Shipping Solutions  Payment  Automatic discounts for  Global Express Guaranteed® (10%),  Express Mail International (8%)  Priority Mail International (5%)  Accepts major credit cards  Online Shipping Labels:  Print labels and forms  Click-N-Ship  Shipping Assistant  USPS Approved Vendors  Manage shipments  Packaging labels with tracking numbers  Request a pickup

38 Volume Letter Mail Options International Priority Airmail (IPA)  Faster, cost-effective delivery for volume mailings.  3–7 business days to most locations International Surface Air Lift (ISAL)  Affordable, reliable delivery for volume global mailings.  7–14 business days to most locations

39 Customized Solutions  Customized agreements contain solutions tailored to meet your business needs.  Volume incentives and customized services from published IPA/ISAL prices and services  Incentive opportunities  International package incentives  Express Mail Corporate Account incentives

40  We handle 3 billion packages annually  We handle 1 in 4 packages shipped in the U.S.  More than 400 processing plants nationwide Today’s U.S. Postal Service

41  148 million delivery points  37,000 Post Office locations  Nearly 200,000 delivery and collection vehicles More locations than any other shipper. Period.

42  New eco-friendly packaging  We recycle 1 million tons of material a year  We operate the largest alternative-fuel vehicle fleet in the country USPS commitment to the environment

43 Value For Your Shipping Dollar…  We offer you high reliability with competitive pricing on our expedited services  Our ground solutions Offer you economical shipping and full tracking  Our international rates average 40-60% lower then our competitors

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