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Canada Post Overview of Price Changes for 2018

Canada Post Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail Overview of Price Changes

Effective January 15, 2018 Canada Post letter and parcel rates will be increasing for commercial customers. For those customers without an agreement* with Canada Post, Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail Non-Contract price increases include:

  • Personalized Mail™: Increase thickness of Personalized Dimensional Mail: from 55 mm to 60 mm. Minimum volume requirement per deposit of Machineable Mail reduced from 500 items to 400 items.
  • Neighbourhood Mail™: Bigger, faster & better…
    Increase in maximum dimensions from 12″ x 9″ to 12″ x 11″
    Increase to maximum weight from 230 grams to 500 grams (standard & oversize)
    Increase to maximum thickness from 0.75″ to 1.0″ (standard & oversize)
  • Publications Mail™
  • Business Reply Mail™: Canada Post reminds you to update your BRM artwork in order to avoid possible mail delays. TIP: If the postal code on your Business Reply Mail items ends in “9Z9”, your artwork is likely valid and does not need to be updated.
  • Lettermail™: Customers will no longer be required to sign an Agreement to access the Incentive Lettermail service and prices.

 

2018 Personalized Mail™ Prices – Machineable Mail/Standard

Personalized Mail™ (Machineable)2018 Price2017 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g0.480.47
OVERSIZE Up to 500 g0.720.70
Per gram over 50 g0.00340.0034
*Overall ~2.1% postage increase for Machineable Personalized Mail. The $0.05 price difference between Machineable and Special Handling will be maintained.

2018 Personalized Mail™ Prices – Special Handling/Oversize

Personalized Mail™ (Special Handling)2018 Price2017 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g0.530.52
STANDARD Over 50 g up to 100 g0.580.57
OVERSIZE Up to 500 g$0.67 + $0.0034 per g over 50 g0.65
OVERSIZE Over 500 g$2.61 + $0.0040 per g over 500 g2.59
Up to 1.36 kg
DIMENSIONAL Up to 500 g$1.49 + $0.0018 per g over 50 g1.48
DIMENSIONAL Over 500 g$2.90 + $0.0040 per g over 500 g2.89
Up to 1.36 kg
* Return To Sender/RPG - Additional $0.01 per piece
* Overall ~2.1% postage weighted average increase for Special Handling Personalized Mail.

2018 Neighbourhood Mail™ Prices

Neighbourhood Mail™2018 Price2017 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g16.2¢16.0¢
STANDARD Over 50 g up to 100 g18.3¢18.1¢
STANDARD Over 100 g27.4¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g27.4¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g
OVERSIZE Up to 50 g17.5¢17.3¢
OVERSIZE Over 50 g up to 100 g19.9¢19.7¢
OVERSIZE Over 100 g28.6¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g28.6¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g
OPTIONS
Transportation -
STANDARD
1.0¢1.0¢
Specified Delivery Start Date -
STANDARD
1.0¢1.0¢
Transportation -
OVERSIZE
1.0¢1.0¢
Specified Delivery Start Date - OVERSIZENo ChargeNo Charge
*Size change from 12” x 9” to 12” x 11” & weight and delivery cycle of mail. Depending upon size.

 

2018 Publications Mail™ Prices – Special Handling

Publications Mail™ Mail Prices - Special Handling Up to 1.36 kg2018 Price2017 Price
LOCAL0.560.54
LOCAL Per gram over 200 g0.00380.0038
REGIONAL0.590.57
REGIONAL Per gram over 200 g0.00380.0038
NATIONAL0.630.6
NATIONAL Per gram over 200 g0.00380.0038
*Overall ~1.6% postage increase for Special Handling Publications Mail.

 

2018 Publications Mail™ Prices – Delivery Facility Presort

Publications Mail™ Mail Prices - Delivery Facility Presort Up to 1.36 kg2018 Price2017 Price
LOCAL RURAL0.460.44
LOCAL RURAL Per gram over 100 g0.00280.0028
REGIONAL RURAL0.600.58
REGIONAL RURAL Per gram over 100 g0.00350.0035
NATIONAL0.780.75
NATIONAL Per gram over 100 g0.00370.0037
*Overall ~3.3% postage increase for Delivery Facility Presort.

2018 Publications Mail™ Prices - Machineable

Publications Mail™ (Machineable)2018 Price2017 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g0.480.47
OVERSIZE Up to 500 g0.770.74
Per gram over 100 g0.00360.0036
*Overall ~1.4% postage increase for Machineable Mail.

2018 Business Reply Mail™ Prices

Business Reply Mail™ Prices2018 Price2017 Price
DOMESTIC BRM – MACHINEABE Standard up to 50 g0.900.88
OTHER (Non-Std & Oversize) up to 100 g Non Machineable2.262.20
100 g to 200 g2.962.88
200 g to 500 g4.083.96
INTERNATIONAL BRM up to 50 g2.262.20
ANNUAL FEE –DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL$725.00 Domestic690
$725.00 International
*Update Business Reply (BRM) artwork (applicable for both Domestic & International BRM).

 

2018 Retail Lettermail™ Prices

Retail Lettermail™ Prices2018 Price2017 Price
Single Stamp(s) – Up to 30 g1.001.00
Single Stamp(s) – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.201.20
Stamps in booklet/coils/panes – Up to 30 g0.850.85
Stamps in booklet/coils/panes – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.201.20
OTHER1.801.80
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Up to 100 g
OTHER2.952.95
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 100 g Up to 200 g
OTHER4.104.10
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 200 g Up to 300 g
OTHER4.704.70
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 300 g Up to 400 g
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 400 g Up to 500 g5.055.05
*No increases again for 2018 — 3 years in a row for items paid by stamps.

 

2018 Commercial Lettermail™ Prices (Meter or Postal Indicia/Permit)

Lettermail™ Prices2018 Price2017 Price
Meter/Postage Indicia – Up to 30 g0.840.82
Meter/Postage Indicia – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.191.19
Non-Std & Oversize – Up to 100 g1.791.76
Non-Std & Oversize – 100 g to 200 g2.912.85
Non-Std & Oversize – 200 g to 300 g4.084.00
Non-Std & Oversize – 300 g to 400 g4.634.54
Non-Std & Oversize – 400 g to 500 g4.974.87
*Overall ~2.0% postage increase for Meter and Postal Indicia.

 

2018 Commercial Incentive Lettermail™ Prices

Incentive Lettermail™ Prices2018 Price2017 Price
MACHINEABLE STD– Up to 30 g0.780.76
MACHINEABLE STD–30 g to 50 g1.021.00
MACHINEABLE STD–Up to 100 g1.641.61
OVERSIZE – 100 g up to 500 g$1.64 +$0.0068 per g over 100 g$1.61 + $0.0067 perg over 100 g
*Remove requirement for an Incentive Lettermail Agreement.

 

2018 USA Letter-Post Prices

USA Letter-Post Prices: 2018 Price2017 Price
US Standard – STAMPS up to 30 g1.201.20
US Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia up to 30 g1.191.19
US Standard – STAMPS Over 30 g up to 50 g1.801.80
US Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 30 g up to 50 g1.771.77
US Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Up to 100 g2.952.95
US Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Up to 100 g2.752.75
US Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 100 g Up to 200 g5.155.15
US Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 100 g Up to 200 g4.984.98
US Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 200 g Up to 500 g10.310.3
US Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 200 g Up to 500 g9.939.93

 

2018 International Letter-Post Prices

International Letter-Post Prices:2018 Price2017 Price
Standard – STAMPS up to 30 g2.502.50
Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia up to 30 g2.422.42
Standard – STAMPS Over 30 g up to 50 g3.603.60
Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 30 g up to 50 g3.513.51
Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Up to 100 g5.905.90
Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Up to 100 g5.715.71
Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 100 g Up to 200 g10.3010.30
Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 100 g Up to 200 g9.939.93
Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 200 g Up to 500 g20.6020.60
Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 200 g Up to 500 g19.8719.87
*No increase again in 2018 for USA or International stamp or meter postage.

 

2018 Postal Code Targeting Price

MachineableStandard up to 50 grams
30.6 cents
*Still send 200 samples for testing if it has successfully passed a format and are repeating a similar mailing.
*As of January 15 2018: CPC removing requirement to complete and agreement activation form if customers are accessing the non-discounted price.
*As of January 15 2018: Remove chevrons that form part of indicia.
*As of January 15 2018: Clarifying the suitable ink colours by removing the Pantone colour palette and listing the few unacceptable colours.

 

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2018-01-17T21:23:33+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Canada Post|