Over the course of 2014 we have covered a wide range of topics in this blog. This post references those which have proven to be the most popular through readership views over the year. Take a look and see if you missed any that others found useful.Read More
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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, technology tools, e-mail, mailing equipment, workflow processes, Mailing, Postage, mailing machines, postage machines, total cost of operation, running costs, postage rate 2014, postage rate 2015
In our highly connected world we can think that marketing and promotion is an electronic process exclusively. Of course then we open our mail box and check the promotions which come in and we look at the print flyers which are directed through newspaper and door delivery. At times we don't see that the volume of both have changed at all.
So by now you have heard that as of March 31st, 2014 the cost to mail a single letter in Canada has risen to $1. See our blog here for all the painful details: Canadian Postage Rate Increases March 2014
The annual review of Canadian postage rates has led to significant Canada Post Rate Increases Mar31st
The announcement by Canada Post that they will raise postage rates by up to 35% after March 31 2014 is an indication of how decisions of outside forces can significantly affect businesses adversely. Whether it is postage, taxes, utilities, key supplier price increases or any other item the ability of most businesses to absorb these kinds of impacts is a challenge. Individually they might be small but collectively the bottom line impact can be significant for any business.
In a recent announcement Canada Post has released plans for significant changes to the Canadian letter postage market effective spring 2014. Following upon the announced rate changes for other categories of mail covered in this blog last week, there will be increases in letter rates as well effective March 31, 2014 following the required regulatory process.
In Canada there are three manufacturers of postage meters that are approved by Canada Post, Francotyp-Postalia, Neopost and Pitney Bowes. Given that they all have direct sales operations in Canada why should you not buy directly from one of them?