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July 2024 Postage Rates, Service and USPS Innovations


Watch our new Postage Rates Webinar and get access to all of the resources.


You can watch the recording at your convenience. We discussed the latest postal rate changes and new fees, addressing your questions about First Class Mail, Certified Mail, Priority Mail, and meter updates. Tune in for additional insights and tips.

Our top mailing experts will break down all the new prices and share insights and tips to help you coast through the changes with confidence. 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • All the new postal rates including First-Class Mail® and Certified Mail®
  • Intelligent Mail Indicia (IMI) technology and postage meter decertification
  • Strategies to help you offset mailing and shipping costs 
  • How to update your Quadient products
  • Q&A session and resources


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FAQs and more...


July 2024 USPS Rate Change


  • Where can I find the updated mailing and shipping rates?

Great question! You can always visit our Postal Rate Hub for updated postal rates. We update this link with the mailing and shipping rates for all three major carriers. You can also get your up-to-date guide with the new postal rates by downloading our 2024 USPS® Postage Rate Guide or 2024 FedEx and UPS Rate Guide.


  • Does our machine automatically update the rates or does this need to be done manually? 

For those with a new iX Series Meter, the postage rates will be automatically updated. Simply log off and log in to apply the changes! If you're using another Quadient postage meter, you can update the rates by initiating a "Generic Call" from the machine to the server.

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Find step-by-step instructions, visuals, and a lot more helpful information:


  • Are there step-by-step instructions on how to use machines for different types of mailings?

Everything you need to know about your postage meter, how to use it, and how to update it, is on our Knowledge Base. Check it out, find your postage meter and follow the instructions.

You can find the information you need by clicking on this link.


IMI and Decertification


My postage meter will be decertified. How long can we continue to use it? ?

If your postage meter is not USPS IMI-compliant, it will be decertified as of June 30, 2024. However, you can continue to use your original machine until December 31, 2024. After this date, non-IMI compliant postage meters will be considered “inactive.” ?Please note that postage indicia printed by IBI technology will no longer be considered valid postage for use or refunds after June 30, 2025. The USPS has provided an extension date of June 30, 2026 for some mailers who meet specific criteria. This extension allows these mailers to continue using their current postage meters beyond the original decertification date.

Please contact us or your dedicated Quadient rep to learn if your business meets those requirements.


  • How can I tell if I have an IMI postage meter?

Quadient’s iX Series postage meters are already IMI compliant, but a few of our older models  will need to be replaced. Here’s a breakdown of how long Quadient meters can be in service.

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Our Mailing and Shipping Solutions


  • Many of our offices have a need to send Certified Mail, and currently, staff members are visiting the U.S. Post Office for these tasks. Is there a more convenient option available?

Great question! There’s a more convenient and efficient way to handle Certified Mail. With e-Certify, you can send Certified Mail directly from your computer or home office, saving you 17% compared to traditional methods. Proof of delivery and signatures are available in the e-Certify portal as soon as your mail is delivered, typically within 2-5 business days, or even sooner with Priority Mail. Simply log into your portal to print delivery confirmations and share signatures with your associates. If you need immediate confirmation, you can create your Certified Mail piece in the e-Certify portal to manage the chain of custody. Just print your postal service forms and have them date-stamped at the Post Office for legal proof of mailing.

See for yourself...Check out e-Certify!


  • For Certify Mail, to initiate the Electronic Return Receipt, do I need special software? If so, what is the software called? 

For Certified Mail with an Electronic Return Receipt, you'll need special software. Our solution is called e-certify and you can find more information about it here or contact us for further details!


  • Do you make software available so I can prepare some First Class and Certified Mail from home? I don't have a meter at home but I'm home 3 days/week and would like to mail from that location without using stamps or going to the post office.

Yes, we have a solution for you! Check out our remote work solutions >>


  • Do you have local sales reps that can walk through our needs with us and offer recommendations?

Of course, we're here to help you get the right solutions for your business!

Contact Quadient now >>


  • How can we look into best pricing for packages through FedEx and UPS to compare to USPS?

Rate shop for the best pricing on packages! By comparing rates and delivery options, you can find the most cost-effective and efficient shipping solution, helping you save money and make informed decisions. Learn more >>

Check out Neoship >>


  • What is Mail Automation?

Utilizing a folder inserter allows you to efficiently manage the entire mailing process with minimal effort. This device simplifies the folding, inserting, and delivery of important business communications like invoices and statements. It helps minimize mailing errors, especially in industries dealing with sensitive customer, client, or patient information, preventing the unintentional sending of incorrect mail to recipients. When combined with mail automation software, this setup not only reduces errors but also enhances the overall efficiency of preparing mail for your customers. Mail Automation isn't just for big businesses! >>

Learn more about folder inserters >>


If you have questions about specific Quadient products, be sure to contact us so we can help you learn more. Sign up for our Quadient Connections Newsletter to get all the updates on rate changes as they happen.



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Gain access to exclusive discounts just by using a postage meter. Save 5% on every invoice, statement, or letter you send. The savings really add up!

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