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Members Only Recap of President’s Postal Task Force Recommendations

Dear Member: Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a 74-page report in response to President Trump’s April 12th executive order for a task force to evaluate and make recommendations to return the nation’s postal system to financial stability. A summary can be accessed here; however, below are the task force’s primary recommendations: Improving governance by strengthening the Board of […]

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Replay of Election Results Webinar Now Available Exclusively for ACMA Members

ACMA members can tune into last week’s webinar featuring our government insider Alex Vogel. Simply click here and hit play. The webinar answered such questions as: How the results will impact actions during the anticipated lame duck sessions this year How the Democratic-controlled House will approach postal reform? Will it act to simplify remote sales tax collection? Special thanks to our gracious sponsors, CohereOne […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA Political Experts Outline What to Expect, Post Midterms

Dear Member: We are pleased to provide you with an exclusive copy of this post-election report prepared by our government relations firm, The Vogel Group. Consider this a primer to our upcoming November 20th webinar (register here), which will more specifically dig into what the midterm elections mean to your catalog business. ### © 2018 American Catalog […]

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Member Alert: ACMA Challenges Remote Sales Tax Collection Effort in CA

Dear Member: As you ought to know by now, much was led to further interpretation and legislation following the Supreme Court’s June ruling on remote sales tax collection in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. While we remain active in seeking a federal solution so that remote merchants are granted a phase-in timeframe for sales tax collection […]

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Member Alert: Clarifications on Proposed Postage Changes for 2019

Dear Member: When the Postal Service noticed rate changes for 2019, many focused quickly on the published change in Carrier Route mail – a mere 0.733% increase. But the rate charts show no such 0.733% figure. So where is it? And if CR is >50% of our mail, why aren’t catalog average increases being calculated […]

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USPS Announces 2019 Rate Changes; Postal Brass to Address ACMA Members Friday @ 11:00 EST

Dear Member: Today, the Postal Service announced its proposed price changes, all to take effect January 27, 2019. Here is a brief recap: Marketing Mail Flats +2.621% Marketing Mail Carrier Route Flats, Letters, Parcels +0.73% Saturation/HD flats +3.556% The First Class stamp increases from 50 to 55 cents For more specifics on individual postal products, click here. […]

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For Members Only: Your Annual Postal Rate Prognostications

Dear Member: As we ordinarily do at this time of year, here is ACMA’s predicted postage increase for 2019 so you can plan how you should adjust your catalog circulation: 2.5% Rate Hike Expected If the USPS files on the expected schedule in a few weeks, using the latest numbers, the CPI cap will be 2.418%, […]

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USPS to Retire CAPS – All New Eligible Accounts Now Must Be Established Through EPS

Dear Member: As it previously announced, the US Postal Service will soon retire its Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS). By October 1st, all new eligible accounts must be established through its Enterprise Payment System (EPS). The new deadline represents a one-month extension beyond the former one. To sign up for EPS, click here for local Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) […]

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