Canada Post Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail Overview of Price Changes

Effective January 13, 2020 Canada Post postage rates will be increasing as well as some changes in the specifications and regulations for commercial customers. We’ve included a brief update of some of the changes and the tariff postage rates in effect in 2020. Details on all changes affecting your Agreement can be found at canadapost.ca/notice.

  • Personalized Mail™: Eliminating the fee for the Return to Sender option. To add value to Personalized Mail and reduce mail on hold, Canada Post is eliminating the fee for the Return to Sender (RPG – Return Postage Guaranteed) option. It was an additional $0.01 per piece above and beyond postage. Eliminating the fee will result in an improved customer experience at the time of induction. There is no change to the process for customers requiring this service. The correct indicia must still be applied, however no fee will be associated with its use. Great alternative to Lettermail if the mail piece qualifies for Personalized Mail. Check with us!
  • Postal Code Targeting: The newest of services combining Personalized Mail with Neighbourhood Mail: a hybrid of the two. Great news is that the old PCT card dimensions and thickness to align with Personalized Mail specifications. This mail needs to be tested and approved by Canada Post (another step) but once it is set up, it’s ready to go. Work with us to get this set up and work with Canada Post to access the right prospect.
  • Neighbourhood Mail™: Bigger, faster & better…this was announced last year but not a lot of companies took advantage of it. Here are the specifications for Neighbourhood Mail that you can use along with the standard sizes.
      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™: Introduction of a new Publications Mail Annual $200 Fee. No increase will be made to the per-item uPm Processing Fee which is charged to the account for undeliverable items after each mailing of your publication.
  • Business Reply Mail™: If you have Business Reply Paid (BRP) with Canada Post, your annual charge to renew is available. There is one charge for Canada and a different indicia/artwork and one charge for USA/International. 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. But, if you change your envelope size or postcard size, you need new artwork from Canada Post.
  • Lettermail™: Effective January 13th 2020, the Domestic Lettermail indicia will be updated and include a static 2D barcode. This was introduced in 2016 at Canada Post for the Personalized Mail indicia. The new indicia templates are available at canadapost.ca/indicia and become mandatory by January 2021. So get mailing and use up your current stock and order your new envelopes with us when all is depleted. These changes at Canada Post will support future service improvements.
  • LetterPost: USA and International Postage: If you have a large mailing to the US or Overseas, we can help you with these mailings as well. A reminder that January 29 2020, the United States Postal Service is increasing their rates as well.

If you want more information on that please contact us at 604 279 8484


2020 Personalized Mail Prices – Machineable Mail/Standard

Personalized Mail™ (Machineable)2020 Price2019 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g0.4950.485
OVERSIZE Up to 500 g0.740.73
Per gram over 50 g0.00340.0034


2020 Personalized Mail Prices – Special Handling/Oversize

Personalized Mail™ (Special Handling)2020 Price2019 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g0.560.54
STANDARD Over 50 g up to 100 g0.600.59
OVERSIZE Up to 500 g$0.69 = $0.0034 per g over 50 g$0.68 + $0.0034 per g over 50 g
OVERSIZE Over 500 g$2.69 = $0.0040 per g over 500 g$2.64 = $0.0040 per g over 500 g
Up to 1.36 kg
DIMENSIONAL Up to 500 g$1.52 + $0.0018 per g over 50 g$1.49 = $0.0018 per g over 50 g
DIMENSIONAL Over 500 g$2.96 = $0.0040 per g over 500 g$2.90 + $0.0040 per g over 50 0g
Up to 1.36 kg


2020 Neighbourhood Mail Prices

Neighbourhood Mail™2020 Price2019 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g16.7¢16.4¢
STANDARD Over 50 g up to 100 g18.8¢18.5¢
STANDARD Over 100 g28.5¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g28.0¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g
OVERSIZE Up to 50 g17.7¢17.5¢
OVERSIZE Over 50 g up to 100 g20.2¢19.9¢
OVERSIZE Over 100 g29.7¢ + 0.24¢ per g > 100 g29.2¢ + 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


2020 Publications Mail Prices – Special Handling

Publications Mail™ Mail Prices - Special Handling Up to 1.36 kg2020 Price2019 Prices
LOCAL0.600.58
LOCAL Per gram over 200 g0.00370.0038
REGIONAL0.630.61
REGIONAL Per gram over 200 g0.00390.0038
NATIONAL0.670.65
NATIONAL Per gram over 200 g0.00390.0038


2020 Publications Mail Prices – Delivery Facility Presort

Publications Mail™ Mail Prices - Delivery Facility Presort Up to 1.36 kg2020 Price2019 Price
LOCAL RURAL0.500.48
LOCAL RURAL Per gram over 100 g0.00290.0028
REGIONAL RURAL0.640.62
REGIONAL RURAL Per gram over 100 g0.00360.0035
NATIONAL0.820.80
NATIONAL Per gram over 100 g0.00380.0037


2020 Publications Mail Prices - Machineable

Publications Mail™ (Machineable)2020 Price2019 Price
STANDARD Up to 50 g0.510.49
OVERSIZE Up to 500 g0.810.79
Per gram over 100 g0.00370.0036


2020 Business Reply Mail Prices

Business Reply Mail™ Prices2020 Price2019 Price
DOMESTIC BRM – MACHINEABE Standard up to 50 g0.950.93
OTHER (Non-Std & Oversize) up to 100 g Non Machineable2.402.32
100 g to 200 g3.123.04
200 g to 500 g4.284.20
INTERNATIONAL BRM up to 50 g2.342.32
ANNUAL FEE –DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL$775.00 Domestic$750.00 Domestic
$775.00 International$750.00 International


2020 Retail Lettermail Prices

Retail Lettermail™ Prices2020 Price2019 Price
Single Stamp(s) – Up to 30 g1.071.05
Single Stamp(s) – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.301.27
Stamps in booklet/coils/panes – Up to 30 g0.920.90
Stamps in booklet/coils/panes – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.301.27
OTHER1.941.90
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Up to 100 g
OTHER3.193.12
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 100 g Up to 200 g
OTHER4.444.34
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 200 g Up to 300 g
OTHER5.094.98
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 300 g Up to 400 g
(Non-Standard and Oversize) - Over 400 g Up to 500 g5.475.35


2020 Commercial Lettermail Prices (Meter or Postal Indicia/Permit)

Lettermail™ Prices2020 Price2019 Price
Postal Indicia
Postal Indicia – Up to 30 g0.900.87
Postal Indicia – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.271.23
Non-Std & Oversize – Up to 100 g1.911.85
Non-Std & Oversize – 100 g to 200 g3.103.00
Non-Std & Oversize – 200 g to 300 g4.364.21
Non-Std & Oversize – 300 g to 400 g4.934.77
Non-Std & Oversize – 400 g to 500 g5.305.12
Postage Meter
Postage Meter – Up to 30 g0.890.87
Postage Meter – Over 30 g up to 50 g1.261.23
Non-Std & Oversize – Up to 100 g1.891.85
Non-Std & Oversize – 100 g to 200 g3.073.00
Non-Std & Oversize – 200 g to 300 g4.314.21
Non-Std & Oversize – 300 g to 400 g4.884.77
Non-Std & Oversize – 400 g to 500 g5.245.12
* Postal Indicia and Postage Meter pricing is now seperate.


2020 Commercial Incentive Lettermail Prices

Incentive Lettermail™ Prices2020 Price2019 Price
MACHINEABLE STD– Up to 30 g0.830.81
MACHINEABLE STD–30 g to 50 g1.081.05
MACHINEABLE STD–Up to 100 g1.731.69
OVERSIZE – 100 g up to 500 g$1.73 +$0.0072 per g over 100 g$1.69 + $0.0070 per g over 100 g


2020 USA Letter-Post Prices

USA Letter-Post Prices: 2020 Price2019 Price
US Standard – STAMPS up to 30 g1.301.27
US Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia up to 30 g1.261.23
US Standard – STAMPS Over 30 g up to 50 g1.941.90
US Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 30 g up to 50 g1.891.84
US Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Up to 100 g3.193.12
US Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Up to 100 g2.942.87
US Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 100 g Up to 200 g5.575.45
US Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 100 g Up to 200 g5.325.19
US Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 200 g Up to 500 g11.1410.90
US Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 200 g Up to 500 g10.6110.35


2020 International Letter-Post Prices

International Letter-Post Prices:2020 Price2019 Price
Standard – STAMPS up to 30 g2.712.65
Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia up to 30 g2.582.52
Standard – STAMPS Over 30 g up to 50 g3.883.80
Standard – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 30 g up to 50 g3.753.66
Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Up to 100 g6.396.25
Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Up to 100 g6.105.95
Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 100 g Up to 200 g11.1410.90
Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 100 g Up to 200 g10.6110.35
Non-Std & Oversize – STAMPS Over 200 g Up to 500 g22.2821.80
Non-Std & Oversize – Meter or Postal Indicia Over 200 g Up to 500 g21.2220.70


2020 Postal Code Targeting Price

MachineableStandard up to 50 grams
31.9 cents

 

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