As of January 28, 2013, there will be three new postal regulations that will go into effect.
- The first change is that open bottom ended flaps will now have to go Non-Machinable and Non-Automated. This will increase the price by roughly $.13 each. To save money, make sure there are no open flaps on the bottom of your piece!
- Intelligent Mail Barcodes will be mandatory on all mail pieces. This includes return mail.
- Due to Intelligent Mail Barcodes, all windows of window envelopes will have to increase in size to accommodate this barcode.
We know it’s a bit early to break the news, but it’s important that you keep this in mind as it can affect the design of your mailpiece. Better to be safe than sorry!