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AusPost research backs Direct Marketing effectiveness

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(by Nic White, ProPrint)   Australia Post has released the results of another survey that undermines its own lack of faith in the mail segment and its plans to reduce services in that area.   The monopoly mail carrier’s newly-released survey of 2000 Australians in October 2014 on the effectiveness of letterbox advertising found it had a high level of

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50% Australia Post Surcharge in December?

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(by Victor Stranges)   Will Australia Post apply a 50% surcharge for unaddressed mail in December? In the last few years, some marketers had already committed to their end of year print runs only to find out they were going to have to pay Australia Post a 50% surcharge for their unaddressed mail for December deliveries. This caused many jaws to drop at

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If you want it fast you pay for it – Australia Post

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By Victor Stranges   It seems the age of entitlement is coming to an end with our postal system. Australia Post chairman John Stanhope recently expressed that a user pays system was a serious consideration in the face of declining mail volumes and the company’s letter operations’ loss of $218 million last year.   Australia Post is not the only postal authority

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More changes to prices and service at Australia Post

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By Victor Stranges   Here are the more recent changes to Australia Post bulk mail prices and services: “Priority Delivery” will replace “Regular Delivery” but will cost more. The new Regular Delivery will cost the same but will take longer to reach its destination than the previous standard. To retain existing service levels, an updated imprint incorporating the word “Priority” is

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Australia Post Price Rise – The Lowdown

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By Victor Stranges   You will no doubt have recently heard that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved Australia Post’s increase to the basic postage rate (BPR) from 60 cents to 70 cents, effective Monday 31st March. In addition to the Australia Post price rise in the BPR there will also be increases to their other published letter prices also

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Australia Post’s “Trojan Horse” has bolted, says PIAA

Bill Healey - PIAA CEO

By Print 21   Printing Industries has come back swinging as the ACCC rubber-stamps Australia Posts’s 17% price rise on mail, from 60 cents to 70 cents, raising concerns for CEO Bill Healey. Healey warns the potential consequences for the printing industry, labeling the move a “Trojan Horse” to sneak through further hikes on bulk mail rates which Australia Post

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50% Australia Post Unaddressed Mail Surcharge in December

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  Australia Post applies a 50% surcharge for the delivery of Unaddressed Mail in the month of December. We have been advised by Australia Post that the last possible week you can distribute without incurring the surcharge is the week commencing Monday 25th November. However, the lodgement date to achieve this is Monday 18th November. Contact Erwins Printing to book

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