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USPS: Bulk postage rates are unacceptably low

Letter by Toni Magelssen, Tacoma on March 29, 2013 at 11:40 am with No Comments »
March 29, 2013 1:25 pm

I asked the Tacoma School District how much it the cost to mail its oversized Winter 2013 Spotlight brochure. The answer: It mailed 96,241 brochures for a cost 7 cents per piece.

I took this same brochure to the Pine Street Post Office and found it would cost me $1.12 to mail one brochure.

I understand bulk mail is handled in a more efficient method than my mail, but the difference in cost per item is unacceptable. At a rate of only 7 cents for bulk mail it appears there haven’t been many increases over the years.

The U.S. Postal Service needs to increase its bulk mail rates to help offset its financial shortfall.

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