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Postal Tips

The National Newspaper Association provides postal consulting services for its members.

We can help with:

  • Interpretations of postal rules
  • Understanding how to enter mail properly
  • Assess steps you may be able to improve slow service
  • Know whether you are eligible for Perodicals permits
  • And unsnarl a host of other conundrums that arise when newspapers (and their shoppers/TMCs) are in the mail

Consulting assistance is a member-benefit. Membership includes a subscription to Publishers’ Auxiliary, featuring the monthly column, Postal Tips. 

It is clear that USPS will be altered forever by 2023-24

May 1, 2023

It is hard to predict right now what further hurdles the Postal Service might throw at newspaper mailers. But it is possible to toss out some good guesses.

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Changes are happening; be ready

Apr 1, 2023

The eDoc submission process includes confirmation that Move Update standards for address correction have been met and that the carrier route accuracy standard has been met for each address in the mailing.

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Converting from Sacks to Tubs

Mar 1, 2023

By this publication, if you’ve been mailing your non-DDU or Exceptional Dispatch newspapers in sacks, you’ve had to convert to using flats tubs for that mail.

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Publishers must navigate the next steps toward mailing in a digital world

Feb 1, 2023

The old ways of dealing with USPS are coming to an end

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Make money and gain subscribers by saturation mailing your newspaper

Jan 1, 2023

We tried something new for us last month for Thanksgiving week, which, of course, is one of the biggest retail periods of the year. 

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October ruling says subscription lists must be certified more often

Dec 1, 2022

Previously, you could use a list for up to 180 days from the date of certification. A new rule put in place Oct. 1 makes the time you can use a list before re-certifying much shorter.

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USPS delivery network changes might affect you

Nov 1, 2022

There are a lot of changes coming at USPS, and not just to rates. Starting this summer, we were made aware of changes coming in some larger metro areas involving consolidating carrier routes into large ...

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Protect your mailing permit

Oct 1, 2022

The postal team at NNA recently got a question from a member asking what specific postal regulatory violations would trigger the revocation of a Periodicals permit. We thought other members might benefit ...

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Updates to USPS Labeling Lists and CASS Software Requirements

Sep 1, 2022

The ZIP Codes formerly covered by FSS have been converted to Label List L007, which directs the creation of 5-Digit Scheme bundles for flat mail.

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