ANA and the ANA Nonprofit Federation File Comments with Postal Regulatory Commission Opposing Increased Rates

JUNE 29, 2021 – The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the ANA Nonprofit Federation have filed comments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) stating their opposition to USPS’s request for a second rate hike in a single year. 

As the nation is still struggling to recover from a global pandemic and economic downturn, another major increase in addition to the January CPI annual increase is not going to resolve USPS’s issues, especially while mail volume is still heavily affected. 

“We know the PRC has an obligation to ensure that each price increase is scrutinized for results for our nation’s mail services and future rather than approving yet another price increase,” the ANA stated.  “It is not clear whether the increase in 2019 had the impact set forth by the USPS in its request. Review of this request must factor in such past increases as this approach destabilizes the customer base that cannot afford multiple increases in this short period of time.” 

ANA asserted that increasing prices while also reducing mail service will have a major impact on the marketplace and stresses that now is not the time to place extreme pressure on businesses, nonprofit organizations and those they serve. “We respectfully urge the PRC to oversee the requirements of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) for affordable rates and to dismiss the increase request,” the comments added.

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The mission of the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) is to drive growth for marketing professionals, brands and businesses, the industry, and humanity. The ANA serves the marketing needs of 20,000 brands by leveraging the 12-point ANA Growth Agenda, which has been endorsed by the Global CMO Growth Council. The ANA’s membership consists of U.S. and international companies, including client-side marketers, nonprofits, fundraisers, and marketing solutions providers (data science and technology companies, ad agencies, publishers, media companies, suppliers, and vendors). The ANA creates Marketing Growth Champions by serving, educating, and advocating for more than 50,000 industry members that collectively invest more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually.

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