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Postage Update: 2022 Promotions

Venture Solutions
by Venture Solutions

April 12, 2022

As usual, the USPS has planned a number of promotions this year. Venture Solutions makes sure postage rate discounts are maximized for all our clients. Clients can always reach out to us with any questions about these upcoming promotions or our overall postage optimization strategy.  

Promotion details are taken from the USPS’ 2022 Promotions Calendar.

Venture Solutions Postage Updates

Promotion 

Description 

Eligibility 

Discount 

Promotion and Registration Dates 

Tactile, Sensory, and Interactive Mailpiece Engagement 

Encourages mailers to enhance customer engagement through innovations in paper and stock, substrates, inks, interactive elements, and finishing techniques. 

Marketing Mail letters and flats; First-Class Mail letters, cards, and flats 

4% 

Registration: Dec 15, 2021–Jul 31, 2022 

Promotion: Feb 1–July 31 

Emerging and Advanced Technology 

Encourages mailers to incorporate emerging technologies such as Enhanced AR, VR/MR, NFC, Video in Print, multichannel mail integration with voice assistants. 

Marketing Mail letters and flats; First-Class Mail letters, cards, and flats 

2–3% 

Registration: Jan 15–Aug 31 

Promotion: Mar 1–Aug 31 

Earned Value Reply Mail 

Encourages mailers to distribute Business Reply Mail (BRM), Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM), and Share Mail envelopes and cards by providing a financial benefit when customers put those pieces back into the mailstream. 

Credits may be applied to postage for qualifying First-Class and Marketing Mail letters & flats, and must be used by December 31, 2022 

$0.02 credit per counted reply and/or share mail piece 

Registration: Feb 15–Mar 31 

Promotion: Apr 1–June 30 

Personalized Color Transpromo 

Enhances the value of First-Class Mail by encouraging mailers of bills and statements to incorporate color marketing messaging to improve connection to and response from customers. 

Qualifying First-Class Mail presort and automation letters (bills and statements) 

3% 

Registration: May 15–Dec 31 

Promotion: July 1–Dec 31 

Informed Delivery 

Encourages mailers to use USPS’ Informed Delivery omni-channel feature. Participants must create Informed Delivery campaigns through the Portal or submit elements through eDoc submission and develop campaigns that meet best-practice requirements. 

Qualifying automation Marketing Mail letters and flats; qualifying automation First-Class Mail letters, cards, and flats 

4% 

Registration: June 15–Dec 31 

Promotion: Aug 1–Dec 31 

Mobile Shopping 

Encourages mailers to integrate mobile technologies that facilitate convenient seamless online shopping experiences. Many new mobile technologies can be leveraged to qualify for this promotion. 

Qualifying Marketing Mail letters and flats 

2% 

Registration: July 15–Dec 31 

Promotion: Sept 1–Dec 31 

 

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