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Summary of price and service changes for Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services and Parcels products

This page provides a central location for information about changes to Canada Post prices and services. Select a link below to get details about the changes.

2016

Parcel Services

Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services

  • Details for the Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail price and service changes, effective January 16, 2017, will be available October 3, 2016.
  • Changes Effective May 30, 2016
    • Increasing Machineable Mail Creative Flexibility
      Machineable Mail specifications expanded to allow non-standard features such as die-cuts, zipper seals and alternative tabbing locations
    • Simplifying and Standardizing Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail Container Labels
      • Removed requirement to use terra cotta ink colour container labels for time-committed Publications Mail (J-tags)
      • Container labels modified to reflect recent standardization
    • Fewer Samples Needed for Testing BRM Machineability
      Only 5 samples required for machineability testing rather than 50
  • Changes Effective April 1, 2016
    • New Personalized Mail 2D Barcoded Indicia
      Updating the Addressed Admail™ indicia artwork template for all formats to
      • reflect the new name “Personalized Mail™”
      • include a 2D static barcode
    • Eliminating the Pre-approval Process for Customized Postal Indicia
      Customers can always contact the Customer Service Network or their Canada Post representative if they have any questions on indicia artwork
  • Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail price and service changes effective Jan. 11, 2016
  • New and improved customer guides
  • International Incentive Letter-post Price Changes effective January 11, 2016

2015

Parcel services

Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services

  • Introducing Canada Post Smartmail Marketing and new direct mail names as of September 21, 2015
    Unaddressed Admail will become Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail™ because it allows marketers to target, reach and activate groups of consumers based on where they live.
    Addressed Admail will become Canada Post Personalized Mail™ to better reflect that the mail piece is meant specifically for the individual.
  • Changes Effective July 31, 2015
    Reminder for all addressed mail services
    • Discontinuation of Lettertainers as a container option
    Reminder for Personalized Mail™ (formerly Addressed Admail)
    • 2D barcode indicia (RPG) mandatory for Return to Sender option
  • Neighbourhood Mail™ (formerly Unaddressed Admail) step-by-step instructions for the preparation of Partial Mailings when using EST online or when using EST 2.0

 

2016 price sheets

Lettermail™ / Incentive Lettermail
USA and International Letter-post
Personalized Mail
Business Reply Mail
Publications Mail
Neighbourhood Mail

2016 customer guides

Customer Guides and other online documents have been redesigned so it’s easier to understand and use our services. The content, presented in modules, will take you through the steps required to prepare your mailing. These modules are: Service Overview, Pricing, Designing, Preparing, Creating an Order, Depositing, and Paying & Terms.

Parcel Services
Incentive Lettermail
International Incentive Letter-post
Personalized Mail
Business Reply Mail
Publications Mail
Neighbourhood Mail

Postage meters

Postage Meters

Pricing: other products and services

Mail Forwarding Service
Hold Mail
Postage Supplies
Money Orders
International Reply Coupon
Convenience Postal Boxes
Replacement of Keys