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UPU Extraordinary Postal Congress

The Universal Postal Union is holding an Extraordinary Postal Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week. This may have a drastic impact on international eCommerce. The UPU coordinate rates and standards between every national postal system, and has been a vital to international structure since 1874. Crucial reforms are needed for terminal dues if the US is going to be able be competitive in both global and domestic eCommerce.

Terminal Dues

The UPU uses a system to help developing countries by subsidizing more prosperous countries with terminal dues. As a result the wealthier countries pay a higher share of the costs. Countries are positioned in nine different categories based on their level of development. The rates developing countries pay are usually far lower than rates paid by domestic shippers in more developed countries. In some cases, terminal dues are so low that that developed countries like the US actually lose money on mail sent to them internationally. The Extraordinary Postal Congress meeting may result in significant changes to how some countries are positioned.

China Has an Unfair Advantage

The UPU categorizes China as a category three economy entitling them to huge international postal discounts. China is however, the second largest economy in the world. This allows Chinese retailers to undercut American retailers by very wide margins. The Chinese economy is benefiting at the expensive of US retailers and the United States Postal Service. The USPS loses an estimated $1 on every small package that arrives from China. In Fact, mail services for small packages shipped from China to the US cost significantly less than what USPS charges American mailers for a comparable service.

The Cost to American E commerce and the USPS

Terminal dues on items from China to the US average $1 per Kilogram. As a result, USPS received less compensation for a China Post package moved from a Los Angeles port to its final destination inland, than it would have from someone in Los Angeles who sent an identical package within the United States. Costing the China Post less than the price of a U.S. stamp. Conversely, it is far more expensive to send a similar package to China. The Extraordinary Postal Congress gives us an opportunity to change China’s unfair trade advantage with the US.

UPU Can Influence Fair Trade

The Extraordinary Postal Congress convened in an effort to reform the UPU. Just 1 of 192 countries invited is the US. This give us a small voice in a big crowd. It is vital the we work with our allies to influence the UPU to categorize China as the developed country that it is. Finally this would create fairer trade between China and the rest of the developed world.

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Extraordinary Postal Congress

UPU Extraordinary Postal Congress

The Universal Postal Union is holding an Extraordinary Postal Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week. This may have a drastic impact on international eCommerce. The UPU coordinate rates and standards between every national postal system, and has been a vital to international structure since 1874. Crucial reforms are needed for terminal dues if the US is going to be able be competitive in both global and domestic eCommerce.

Terminal Dues

The UPU uses a system to help developing countries by subsidizing more prosperous countries with terminal dues. As a result the wealthier countries pay a higher share of the costs. Countries are positioned in nine different categories based on their level of development. The rates developing countries pay are usually far lower than rates paid by domestic shippers in more developed countries. In some cases, terminal dues are so low that that developed countries like the US actually lose money on mail sent to them internationally. The Extraordinary Postal Congress meeting may result in significant changes to how some countries are positioned.

China Has an Unfair Advantage

The UPU categorizes China as a category three economy entitling them to huge international postal discounts. China is however, the second largest economy in the world. This allows Chinese retailers to undercut American retailers by very wide margins. The Chinese economy is benefiting at the expensive of US retailers and the United States Postal Service. The USPS loses an estimated $1 on every small package that arrives from China. In Fact, mail services for small packages shipped from China to the US cost significantly less than what USPS charges American mailers for a comparable service.

The Cost to American E commerce and the USPS

Terminal dues on items from China to the US average $1 per Kilogram. As a result, USPS received less compensation for a China Post package moved from a Los Angeles port to its final destination inland, than it would have from someone in Los Angeles who sent an identical package within the United States. Costing the China Post less than the price of a U.S. stamp. Conversely, it is far more expensive to send a similar package to China. The Extraordinary Postal Congress gives us an opportunity to change China’s unfair trade advantage with the US.

UPU Can Influence Fair Trade

The Extraordinary Postal Congress convened in an effort to reform the UPU. Just 1 of 192 countries invited is the US. This give us a small voice in a big crowd. It is vital the we work with our allies to influence the UPU to categorize China as the developed country that it is. Finally this would create fairer trade between China and the rest of the developed world.

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A successful direct mail international marketing strategy needs to fits your businesses’ database needs and comply with the addressing guidelines of the originating country and the destination countries. To help you connect effectively mailings must be sent from the most efficient origination point. The handling and processing of UAA (Undeliverable-as-Addressed) mail costs the USPS more than $1 billion annually. UAA also affects the timeliness of mail delivery. For better targeting it is necessary to use the cleanest and most up-to-date address lists possible. This also prevents duplication, saves money, and reduces waste.

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Our lettershop and database services optimize mailing formats. Consequently, this ensures targeted personal forms of address that get your mailing to your target group. This also minimizes undeliverable mail, and increases your ROI. We also provide international address correction and standardization, database maintenance, addressing, many other services you need for a successful global mailing campaign.

Furthermore, we offer a variety of delivery options to prepare and deliver your mailings in a timely and cost effective manner. You also get easy same day pickup and we complete all required customs documentation. There are no contracts, hidden fees or fuel surcharges. Finally, because of the current global market conditions, our already discounted international postage rates have gone down even further.

Atlas International Mail has over 25 years of experience distributing direct marketing campaigns internationally. We provide the cross-border expertise you need to ensure a successful mailing.

We are available with knowledge and advice to help you:
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• Reduce undeliverable mail waste
• Increase your response rates
• Maximize your return on investment

No matter where your customers are located or what language their address is written in we can find a solution that works for you. You can reach us anytime for a free no obligation quote. info@atlas-mail.com or 800-852-0889

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Direct Mail Around the World

Global Direct Mail Marketing with Atlas International Mail

A successful direct mail international marketing strategy needs to fits your businesses’ database needs and comply with the addressing guidelines of the originating country and the destination countries. To help you connect effectively mailings must be sent from the most efficient origination point. The handling and processing of UAA (Undeliverable-as-Addressed) mail costs the USPS more than $1 billion annually. UAA also affects the timeliness of mail delivery. For better targeting it is necessary to use the cleanest and most up-to-date address lists possible. This also prevents duplication, saves money, and reduces waste.

Ensuring Delivery and Increasing your ROI

Our lettershop and database services optimize mailing formats. Consequently, this ensures targeted personal forms of address that get your mailing to your target group. This also minimizes undeliverable mail, and increases your ROI. We also provide international address correction and standardization, database maintenance, addressing, many other services you need for a successful global mailing campaign.

Furthermore, we offer a variety of delivery options to prepare and deliver your mailings in a timely and cost effective manner. You also get easy same day pickup and we complete all required customs documentation. There are no contracts, hidden fees or fuel surcharges. Finally, because of the current global market conditions, our already discounted international postage rates have gone down even further.

Atlas International Mail has over 25 years of experience distributing direct marketing campaigns internationally. We provide the cross-border expertise you need to ensure a successful mailing.

We are available with knowledge and advice to help you:
• Minimize your postage costs
• Reduce undeliverable mail waste
• Increase your response rates
• Maximize your return on investment

No matter where your customers are located or what language their address is written in we can find a solution that works for you. You can reach us anytime for a free no obligation quote. info@atlas-mail.com or 800-852-0889

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