Overview of Changes

Changes effective January 12, 2015, recent enhancements and other important reminders

The information in this "Overview of Changes" is for information purposes only and should not be regarded or relied upon as legal advice or opinion.

While no substantial changes other than those noted in this Overview of Changes are anticipated, we continue to review and update the Customer Guides, Mail Preparation and Presortation Guides and Postal Standards.

Transaction Mail and Direct Marketing Services

Price and service changes are summarized for the following. Select the service name for details:


Customer Guides Summary of Changes

The 2015 Customer Guides were posted here on November 14, 2014. Refer to the Important Updates page at the front of the Customer Guide to see the changes made throughout, including General Terms and Conditions. Also refer to the Important Updates in the Paying For Your Mailing section.


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Mail Preparation and Presortation Guides and Postal Standards Guides Changes

Mail Preparation and Presortation Guides are documents that form part of your Agreement with Canada Post.

Mail Preparation and Presortation Guides

  • Machineable Mail
  • Letter Carrier Presort (LCP)
  • Lettermail Presort
  • Unaddressed Admail
  • Brick-Piling

Postal Standards Guides

  • Machineable Postal Standard – Standard / Short and Long (S/L)
  • Machineable Postal Standard – Oversize (O/S)
  • Non-machineable Addressed Admail
  • Non-machineable Publications Mail

Refer to the Important Updates section, conveniently located at the beginning of the Guides for a listing of the changes to the Guides and quick links to the revised sections.


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Transaction Mail Services

LettermailTM

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Lettermail Price Sheet

There will be a price increase to Lettermail for items paid by postage meter or postal indicia effective January 12, 2015. The current prices for stamps will be maintained through 2015. Refer to the 2015 Lettermail Price Sheet for details.

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Incentive LettermailTM

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Incentive Lettermail Price Sheet

There will be a price increase to Incentive Lettermail effective January 12, 2015. Refer to the 2015 Incentive Lettermail Price Sheet for details.

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Incentive Lettermail Customer Guide

The 2015 version of the Incentive Lettermail Customer Guide, effective January 12, 2015 was posted here on November 14, 2014.

Current versions of Customer Guides are available at canadapost.ca/customerguides.

Incentive Lettermail Summary of Changes

For details on the following refer to the Incentive Lettermail Overview of Changes.

Effective January 12, 2015

  • Different sized mail items acceptable in one mailing
  • Square envelopes acceptable as Machineable Mail

Effective July 31, 2015

  • Discontinuation of Lettertainers as a container option

Reminders of Machineable Mail Enhancements

  • Lower minimum volume requirement
  • Fewer eligibility requirements
  • Discontinued select surcharges and adjustment fees

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U.S.A. and International Letter-post

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 USA and International Letter-post Price Sheet

There will be a price increase to U.S.A. and International Letter-post for items paid by postage meter or postal indicia effective January 12, 2015. The current prices for stamps will be maintained through 2015. Refer to the 2015 USA and International Letter-post Price Sheet for details.

2015 International Incentive Letter-post Customer Guide
The 2015 International Incentive Letter-post Customer Guide was posted here on November 14, 2014.

Current versions of Customer Guides are available at canadapost.ca/customerguides.

Note: Effective July 31, 2015, addressed mailings will no longer be accepted in Lettertainers.
Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to begin conversion to Letterflatainers (LFTs) if you have not already done so. LFTs have many benefits: they require less space to store, more containers can be placed in a monotainer or on a pallet and less handling is needed given that lids are not required.

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Direct Marketing Services

Addressed AdmailTM

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Addressed Admail Price Changes

As of January 12, 2015, the price structure for Addressed Admail will be simplified to make it easier for you to calculate the costs of your campaigns. The number of price points will be reduced from 50 to 9. Highlights include:

  • Mail preparation options reduced from four to two (Machineable and Letter Carrier Presort) and as a result, NDG Presort and Machineable Presort will be discontinued
  • Letter Carrier Presort (LCP) will be renamed as Special Handling and Short and Long S/L) as Standard
  • Price points for Letter Carrier Presort (LCP) sortation levels will be reduced from five to one
  • Machineable S/L Up to 30 g and Over 30 g up to 50 g will be combined into one price point
  • Optimized Dimensional Addressed Admail
  • Address Correction Service will be discontinued

There will be price increases to Addressed Admail effective January 12, 2015. For details refer to the 2015 Addressed Admail Price Sheet.

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Addressed Admail Customer Guide
The 2015 Addressed Admail Customer Guide was posted here on November 14, 2014.

Current versions of Customer Guides are available at canadapost.ca/customerguides.

Addressed Admail Summary of Changes

For details on the following refer to the Addressed Admail Overview of Changes.

Effective January 12, 2015

  • Addressed Admail 2D barcode indicia available for Return to Sender option (RPG)
  • Different sized mail items acceptable in one mailing
  • Square envelopes acceptable as Machineable Mail
  • Regarding our Electronic Shipping Tools (EST):

    As previously communicated, three Addressed Admail service options are being discontinued effective January 12, 2015: Machineable Presort (MP), NDG and the Dimensional Small/Large categories.

    While our Electronic Shipping Tools will continue to display them for a few weeks, customers should not select Machineable Presort and NDG options in EST; Machineable Presort has also been discontinued in SERP software. For Dimensional Addressed Admail, the selection of either option (Small or Large) will result in the applicable 2015 Dimensional price being applied.

Coming Soon

  • New – Machineable Mini-catalogue
  • Restructuring the Return to Sender option (RPG)
  • Discontinuation of the Mixed Method of Payment

Effective July 31, 2015

  • Discontinuation of Lettertainers as a container option
  • Mandatory 2D barcode indicia (RPG) for Return to Sender option

Reminders of Machineable Mail Enhancements

  • Shorter and more predictable delivery standards
  • Lower minimum volume requirement
  • Fewer eligibility requirements
  • Discontinued select surcharges and adjustment fees
  • Customized Postal Indicia

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Business Reply MailTM / International Business Reply Mail

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Business Reply Mail Price Changes
There will be price increases to Business Reply Mail and International Business Reply Mail effective January 12, 2015. For details refer to the 2015 Business Reply Mail Price Sheet.

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Business Reply Mail Customer Guide
The 2015 Business Reply Mail Customer Guide was posted here on November 14, 2014.

Current versions of Customer Guides are available at canadapost.ca/customerguides.

Business Reply Mail Summary of Changes

For details on the following refer to the Business Reply Mail Overview of Changes.

Effective January 12, 2015

  • Improved Delivery Standards

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Publications MailTM

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Publications Mail Price Changes
There will be price increases to Publications Mail™ effective January 12, 2015. For details refer to the 2015 Publications Mail Price Sheet.

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Publications Mail Customer Guide
The 2015 Publications Mail Customer Guide was posted here on November 14, 2014.

Current versions of Customer Guides are available at canadapost.ca/customerguides.

Publications Mail Summary of Changes

For details on the following refer to the Publications Mail Overview of Changes.

Effective January 12, 2015

  • Square envelopes acceptable as Machineable Mail

Effective July 31, 2015

  • Discontinuation of Lettertainers as a container option

Reminders of Machineable Mail Enhancements

  • Shorter and more predictable delivery standards
  • Fewer eligibility requirements
  • Discontinued select surcharges and adjustment fees

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Unaddressed Admail

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Unaddressed Admail Price Changes
There will be price increases to Unaddressed Admail™ effective January 12, 2015. For details refer to the 2015 Unaddressed Admail Price Sheet. Only the 2015 Price Sheet for Unaddressed Admail Non-Contract prices is available online.

Effective January 12, 2015 – 2015 Unaddressed Admail Customer Guide
The 2015 Unaddressed Admail Customer Guide was posted here on November 14, 2014.

Unaddressed Admail Summary of Changes

For details on the following refer to the Unaddressed Admail Overview of Changes.

Coming Soon

  • Increased height of the container label

Reminder of Recent Enhancements

  • New – Snap Admail™ online Direct Mail tool
  • Shorter and more predictable Transportation Time
  • Precision Targeter™ enhancements

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