Presort services are the number one way companies can reduce their costs of postage. And the savings can be huge as you can see from the table below.
The question is how much are you paying for presort services at your organization? You may think your rate is based on the fee or credit you are getting on the invoice, but there is more to it than that. The USPS® offers a Value Added Rebate (VAR) to your presort provider for your mail. Based on your volumes, pickup frequencies, times, densities, and delivery requirements. There could be opportunities for you to get an increased share of this rebate. Also, many organizations negotiated these rates years ago and as annual USPS increases have occurred, the agreements you had in place may no longer be the best available.
Postal Advocate Inc. is the only mail audit and recovery firm in North America and is managing the largest fleet of equipment and services in the world. This includes over $2 billion in annual postage spends. We have saved our clients millions in presort services and can do a no cost or obligation audit of your current presort providers to see what savings are available. Our audit and services include reviewing the following:
- Current agreements
- Assisting with future agreement negotiations
- Auditing recent and future invoices
- Making recommendations based on growth trends, industry changes and client mailing requirements
- Additional locations using presort services
- High volume full rate mail that could qualify for presort
Our goal is to identify additional savings opportunities with your mail, and we will create a plan that we can implement around driving these cost reductions. We work on a contingency model that eliminates any risk because we will only share in a small percent of any documented savings.
Finally, we will help you manage this category into the future which includes providing a much higher level of visibility to what you are spending, negotiating national agreements, monitoring future invoices and applying for credits for items not adhering to contract terms.
There is significant savings available in this category that often goes unrecognized. If we can help you save an additional $.01 per item look at how the savings add up. In many cases the savings are greater.