2019 Price Change Information


                                 2019 Price Change Information

                                              Do You Know……?


Do You Know…..what products will be impacted by the 2019 Price Change?

  • The January 2019 Price Change will impact Market Dominant and Competitive products.


Do You Know…..when the Price Change will take place?

  • January 13, 2019: the structural changes will occur.
  • January 27, 2019: the price change will take effect.


Do You Know…..where to find more information about the 2019 Price Change?

Please visit these websites to familiarize yourself with the changes:




  • PostalPro: For draft updates to publications 199, 205, and 401, mail category codes, the release overview, eDoc specifications and validations, go to:




2019 Mailing Promotions

The Postal Service Governors have decided to move forward with the 2019 Mailing Promotions which are listed below and were filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on October 10th, 2018.  Implementation of the promotions is contingent on approval by the PRC.


The Promotions are designed to encourage mailers to try new things and continue utilizing mail as part of their multi-channel marketing mix.  They are designed to help marketers engage their customers by using dynamic color print, mobile technology as well as traditional mail techniques and new technologies.  The 2019 promotions provide multiple opportunities to participate.  Draft requirements and other pertinent information are available on PostalPro at https://postalpro.usps.com/promotions [postalpro.usps.com].



    • Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Mailpiece Engagement PromotionPromotion Period:  February 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019 
    • Eligible: USPS Marketing Mail® letters and flats
    • Registration Period: December 15, 2018 – July 31, 2019
  • Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion Promotion Period:  March 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019 


    • Eligible: First-Class Mail® & USPS Marketing Mail®
    • Registration Period: January 15, 2019 – August 31, 2019
  • Earned Value Reply Mail PromotionPromotion Period:  April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 


    • Eligible: BRM, CRM, and Share Mail
    • Registration Period: February 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019
  • Personalized Color Transpromo Promotion Promotion Period:  July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 


    • Eligible: First-Class Mail® (excludes all FCM single-piece-price mail)
    • Registration Period: May 15, 2019 – December 31, 2019
  • Mobile Shopping PromotionPromotion Period:  August 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019


  • Eligible: USPS Marketing Mail® letters and flats
  • Registration Period: June 15, 2019 – December 31, 2019


  • Informed Delivery Promotion Promotion Period:  September 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019


  • Eligible: First-Class Mail® & USPS Marketing Mail® letters and flats
  • Registration Period: July 15, 2019 – November 30, 2019


Mailpiece Design Just for You – HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE


Mailpiece Design Just for You

Hosted by PCC of Providence

November 14, 2018  5:00 – 6:00 PM


Providence Main Post Office 24 Corliss St, Room 300

Providence, RI 02904

REGISTER NOW: pccprovidence@usps.gov

This workshop, presented by Dave Girard, US Postal Service Mailpiece Design Analyst, is geared primarily for printers, graphic designers and others who design mailpieces for companies and other organizations. This session will familiarize the attendees with physical requirements for mailpieces, placement of graphics and ad copy, paper and card stock requirements, background and ink requirements for business and courtesy reply mail. Attendees are encouraged to bring sample mailpieces for analysis. Highlights include the benefits of automated mail processing and how to
design mailpieces that will qualify for automation discounts and ‘machinable’ preparation.