Canada Post has announced its annual price and service changes for all Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail, including Publications Mail and Neighbourhood Mail (formerly Unaddressed Admail). These changes will take effect on January 16, 2017.
The following is a brief summary of changes affecting newspaper publishers. All Canada Post customers should have received written notice of the changes. Details are also available online at www.canadapost.ca/notice.
Publications Mail prices for items weighing up to 100 grams and mailed under the Delivery Facility Presort category will increase as follows:
- National to increase by 2 cents or 2.74 percent to 75 cents;
- Regional to increase by 2 cents or 3.57 percent to 58 cents; and,
- Local Rural to increase by 2 cents or 4.76 percent to 44 cents.
Incremental weight prices for items over 100 grams will increase by 0.01 cents.
Publishers who mail catalogues with their newspaper should note that the price calculation is changing. Starting in January, the price of mailing a catalogue within a newspaper or magazine will be determined using the incremental weight price under Publications Mail. It will no longer be charged separately as Personalized Mail.
The Neighbourhood Mail price for items weighing up to 50 grams will increase by 0.2 cents or 1.17 percent to 17.3 cents. All other prices will remain unchanged for the second consecutive year.
Neighbourhood Mail service changes include a number of enhancements for customers using the service for marketing campaigns.
Please note that the above prices are non-contract.
Updated Customer Guides will be posted online at www.canadapost.ca/notice on November 18, 2016.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Tina Ongkeko, Managing Director, Member Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.