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May 2021

Our Newsletter has a new look! The Postal Service to introduce an online service inquiry. NPF 2021 Spring Virtual Event. Business mailers service disruptions.

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February 2020

New 2020 prices - changes to take effect Jan. 26. Better billing - new platform offers automation, accuracy. Mail Transport Equipment Ordering System (MTEOR).

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February 2020

New 2020 prices - changes to take effect Jan. 26. Better billing - new platform offers automation, accuracy. Mail Transport Equipment Ordering System (MTEOR).

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June 2019

A major computer system upgrade to mail processing plants across the United States. An attendee reporting from NPF 2019. Also the Mailing Shipping Solution Center has been established to centralized helpdesk support.

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March 2018

Research on voting by mail, changes to postage payment, seamless acceptance.

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January 2018

Offers sneak peek at select USPS 2018 stamps, plus announces upcoming Move Update Webinars. Also outlines full overview of Proposed Key Changes, for each mail class, as they relate to the January 2018 price change. Included in this newsletter is a flyer for the 17th Annual Networking Breakfast.

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December 2017

Announces USPS year-end final results along with outlook summary from Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the upcoming year, plus an additional announcement of PRC approval for January 2018 price changes. Also outlines 2017 Holiday shipping dates, and reviews the mailer cutover date from IMb Tracing to Informed Visibility. Includes a reprint of the 2016 Dear Santa Letter Mailing as insert.    Download


October/November 2017

Reviews USPS areas gearing up for the holiday season and strengthening for the expected surge in packages, plus introduces the 2018 National Postal Forum Mission statement. Also outlines the 2018 rate increases for the Forever Stamp.   Download


September 2017

Covers third-quarter USPS fiscal results, plus the transition of First-Class mail parcels to the competitive Pricing List. Also outlines the current 2017 Personalized Color Transpromo Promotion.   Download


August 2017

Highlights this year’s USPS Food Drive results, and details options and alternatives for the discontinued support of File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Also outlines the new Enterprise Payment System Fact Sheet. Included in this newsletter is a flyer introducing the 2017 Greater Norther California National PCC Day event in Fairfield.   Download


July 2017

Reviews new Automated Parcel Drop (APD) self-service machine pilot testing in some USPS retail lobbies, plus outlines updates to Informed Delivery and NPF Collateral. Also outlines details of Informed Delivery as an optional, free feature for residential consumers.   Download


June 2017

Highlights USPS second quarter fiscal results for 2017, plus offers an explanation for bulk mail and commercial pricing. Also outlines seamless acceptance, seamless parallel, and participation criteria.   Download


May 2017

Reviews enhancements made to Every Door Direct Mail, plus introduces PostalPro as a replacement for RIBBS. Also outlines upcoming simplifications to the Postal Service IMpb verifications, and how to meet the new IMpb requirements.   Download


March/April 2017

Introduces Pacific Area Mailing Industry Focus Group Meeting and agenda, plus announces this year’s National Postal Forum theme, date range and location. Also outlines the Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion, starting March 1st. Included in this newsletter is a flyer for the first PCC River Cats night of the season!   Download


February 2017

Outlines new list of price changes from USPS for retail associates and employees to have on hand for easy reference, plus announces rebranding of USPS Standard mail to ‘USPS Marketing Mail.’ Also introduces a redesign of the RIBBS website and transition to www.postalpro.usps.com, and includes a flyer for the 16th Annual Networking Breakfast.   Download

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The PCC is a postal-sponsored organization. The mission of the PCC Program is to:

  • Promote local cooperation and support and to foster a close working relationship between the U.S. Postal Service and all businesses that use the mail to communicate and interact with their customers;
  • Share information and facilitate the exchange of ideas about new and existing Postal Service products, programs, services, and procedures that affect all businesses that use the mail; and
  • Help PCC industry members and their organizations grow and develop professionally through focused educational programs.