004-11 USPS Rate Change Effective April 17_ 2011

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					 March 28, 2011                      A Supplies Operations Bulletin        Job Aid # 004-11

To:     All Supplies Operations Personnel                        Copies:    P. Dolynchuk

From: Diane Knapp
      Mgr, Supplies Product Marketing

 USPS® Rate Change Effective April 17, 2011: Highlights &
 Products to Support It
 Effective April 17, 2011 the USPS will adjust pricing for some of their mailing
 services. First-Class Mail letters (1 oz) will remain unchanged at .44 cents,
 but additional ounces and other categories will change. A summary of these
 changes is included in this job aid.
Products to Support Rate Change
Effective immediately we will begin taking preorders for these products. A preorder means you can
take the order from the customer, these items will be placed on backorder until inventory arrives,
which is currently scheduled to be 4/8/11. Important: Enter the rate change products on a
separate order from any other product the customer is requesting.

An email campaign is going out on 4/8/11 to announce this rate change to our customers and prompt
them to go online to order their scale chart. Each version of the email will contain either a source
code or a promo code. If you receive a call from a customer stating they received the email,
place their order for them but be sure to capture their code from the letter.
   Scale Charts (976-0, 976-1, & 976-6)
            o Enter rate change items on a separate order from other products
            o Item will go on backorder
            o Customers who received an email will have a code to reference (see table on next
                 page for order processing instructions.)
            o ETA for updated product is 4/8/11
            o Item cannot be sent via overnight or second day air
            o There is no charge to the customer for S/H

   Wall Chart (62A-7)
             o Enter rate change items on a separate order from other products
             o Item will go on backorder
             o ETA for updated product is 4/8/11
             o Item cannot be sent via overnight or second day air
             o There is no charge to the customer for S/H

Please note: The Shape Based Sizing Template 6DA-7 is not affected by this rate change. We will
continue to ship the existing version, which is the most current. This item cannot be sent via overnight
or second day air. It ships via USPS – no charge to customer for S/H

Please see your group leader or supervisor if you have any questions.

Thank you!                                                                                      1 of 3
Scale Charts – Begin taking orders effective immediately & advise customers the chart
will be backordered until 2011 inventory arrives – ETA 4/8/11

On 4/8/11 an email will be going out to customers we have email addresses for, to prompt them to
order their updated rate chart.

        Customers who receive the email will be given a code to reference when placing their order.
        The code will be either a promo code OR a source code. The type of code determines whether or not
         they should be charged for the chart (billable vs non-billable).
        If a customer did not receive an email and does not have a code, enter the order as normal.
         Please refer to the grid below for item numbers and code details.
        If the customer is unable to place the order online and you are entering it for them, please
         remember to enter these items on a separate order from any other product.

 Chart       Previous        Fits Scale     List Price   Customer may provide         How to apply the code to
 Item        Chart Part #    Models                      one of the following codes   the order
 Code                                                    IF they received an email)
                                                                                        Use this in the source
                                                            RT11A51 - Billable
                             A500, A550,                                                      code field.
   976-0        5061207      A55R, 5022,     $14.95                                   Use this in the line level
                                5025                      RT11A52 – Non-Billable      promo field to take 100%
                                                                                             off the item.
                                                                                        Use this in the source
                                                            RT11B21 – Billable
                                                                                              code field.
   976-1        B284021
                             B250, B25R      $14.95                                   Use this in the line level
                                                         RT11B22 – Non-Billable       promo field to take 100%
                                                                                             off the item.
                             G790, G795,
   976-6                       G799,                                                    Use this in the source
              AW12559-F                       $7.95           RT111 - Billable
                               G79D,                                                         code field.
                               G79R




Wall Chart – Item 62A-7 - $9.99 – Take orders effective immediately and advise customers item
will backorder until 2011 inventory arrives. ETA 4/8/11


Shape-Based Sizing Template – Item 6DA-7 - $14.99 – is not affected by this rate change. We will
continue to ship the existing inventory. This item will ship immediately.


 REMINDER: All Rate Change related items should be entered on a separate order from other
 products. These items cannot ship via overnight or 2nd day delivery and are shipped via the
                    USPS – there is no charge to the customer for S/H.




Please see your group leader or supervisor if you have any questions.

Thank you!                                                                                             2 of 3
Overview of USPS Rate Change effective 04/17/11


         First-Class Mail letters (1 oz) remain unchanged at .44 cents

         First-Class Mail additional ounces increase to .20 cents

         Postcards will cost .29 cents

         Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz) increase to .80 cents

         Letters to other international destinations will remain unchanged at .98 cents.

         Prices will also change for other mailing services including Standard Mail,
          Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. Larger volume business
          mailers will see price increases in a variety of categories.

Detailed pricing information is available at www.usps.com/prices




Please see your group leader or supervisor if you have any questions.

Thank you!                                                                              3 of 3

				
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