This article was just published in the Mailing Systems Technology Sept/Oct 2017 Issue.
We just finished helping one of the largest mailers in the US reduce their presort service fees by over $2,000,000 per year and we want to share some strategies you can use to help you lower your costs. In this article, we will go through the details of how these services work, how they make money, and what items you need to consider, making sure that you have the most leverage when negotiating rates. I have no affiliation with any presort service, but prior to starting Postal Advocate Inc, I did run the largest presort program in the US that had over 4,000 users.
How do these services work?
If you are looking for the easiest way to save money on postage, look no further. Presort Services will pick up your mail daily, weekly, or as needed, and commingle it with other clients on their sorting systems to get you lower postage rates. They will make sure your mail meets all postal regulations and there should be no work involved except scheduling the pickups. These services will save you 2-58% based on your volumes, densities, weights, and types of mail submitted.