Offset The Postage Rate Increases

On April 16, 2011, the USPS is increasing the rates for first-class mail.1

While this change may not affect many of our higher education clients, it is sure to have an impact on anyone without non-profit mailing status.

There are a few ways TWG Plus can help offset the increase in postage rates.

  • Consulting you on your list purchases and analyzing your database
  • Presorting direct mail drops of 500+ pieces
  • Complementing your direct mail efforts with email
  • Using online and mobile technology as a substitute for communicating

To learn more about we can maintain and potentially reduce your postage costs, contact us.

You can also download a PDF outlining the USPS postage rate increases.

[1] Rates go into effect on 4/17/11.

Net Price Calculator Considerations

If you have yet to find the right Net Price Calculator, then here are some things to consider.

  • Are you minimizing required information?
    As with any form, the less you require from users, the more likely they are to complete it.
  • Are you allowing a save/continue feature?
    If students don’t have access to their parents’ (or their own) tax information at the time they land on your calculator, they should be able to save and return at a later time.
  • Does your net price calculator provide all of the federally required cost information?
  • How does your net price calculator handle errors?
    You should have clear error messages, and your form fields should not reset data entered by the user.

If you’re interested in scheduling a demo of our Net Price Calculator, please contact us.

Interested in a more in-depth post about the trouble with some net price calculators? A thorough article is available at .eduGuru.