Postal Rates

POSTAL RATES

The place to find all of the latest developments related to postal rates, regulatory and legal affairs, and other updates. Here, the Alliance provides regular updates on the latest legislation pertaining to the U.S. Postal Service and postal rates that impact newspaper and magazine delivery.

Postal Resources Now Available to News Media Alliance Members

Through a partnership with the National Newspaper Association Foundation (NNAF), News Media Alliance members* can now enjoy free access to an online portal containing exclusive postal-related resources, events and materials. Materials found on the site include:

  • regular articles and updates on relevant postal issues and related regulatory affairs;
  • postal education and training via the Max Heath Postal Institute TM;
  • a Postal Hotline that provides consulting services;
  • free registration to postal webinars and events;
  • and more.
To access this collection of valuable resources, simply register here for an nna.org account.*

*Please register using your Alliance member newspaper organization name and email address. Your Alliance membership will be verified prior to your registration being confirmed via email and receiving access to the site.

Latest Articles


News/Media Alliance Sends Letter to USPS Board of Governors on Critical Entry Time Proposed Change
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News/Media Alliance Sends Letter to USPS Board of Governors on Critical Entry Time Proposed Change

The News/Media Alliance sent a letter to the United States Postal Service Board of Governors on Friday before their next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 9 to discuss a proposed change in Periodicals Critical Entry Times (CETs) ... Read More
News/Media Alliance Submits Comments to PRC on Rate Increases for Market-Dominant Products
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News/Media Alliance Submits Comments to PRC on Rate Increases for Market-Dominant Products

On July 29, The News Media Alliance submitted comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) call for stakeholder input on the size and timing of the August 2021 rate increases for market-dominant products and the PAEA process that led to them ... Read More
Free Webinar: Understanding Periodicals: Using Your Permit To Generate Revenue
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Free Webinar: Understanding Periodicals: Using Your Permit To Generate Revenue

July 21, 4:00-5:00 p.m, EDT - New sampling rules for Within County newspapers became effective May 27. The new rule allows newspapers a wider allowance to send sample copies to nonsubscribers at the within County postage rate. Join us to learn how to use your sampling privileges strategically for advertising ... Read More
Free Webinar: Understanding Periodicals: Things You Forgot — Or Maybe Never Knew — About Periodicals
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Free Webinar: Understanding Periodicals: Things You Forgot — Or Maybe Never Knew — About Periodicals

June 23, 4:00-5:00 p.m, EDT - This webinar will cover some fundamentals that are baked into most newspapers’ Periodical usage. But why are they there and how do we use them? ... Read More
Postal Regulatory Commission Approves Rate Increases & Requests Stakeholder Input
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Postal Regulatory Commission Approves Rate Increases & Requests Stakeholder Input

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has favorably reviewed new competitive and market dominant price increases that will take effect July 10, 2022 ... Read More
Nonsubscriber Cap for In-County Periodicals Raised Effective Now
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Nonsubscriber Cap for In-County Periodicals Raised Effective Now

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law last month. Section 204 of that Act raised the annual cap on the number of copies that a Periodicals publisher can send to non-subscribers at In-County rates from 10 percent to 50 percent of your annual subscriber volume ... Read More
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