If you have not checked out your local Postal Customer Council yet, it is definitely worth a peek. A PCC is a source of valuable information that can help you as an individual, or more likely, as a large or small business. You can benefit from this resource that will teach you to best and most efficiently use the United States Postal Service to meet your mailing and shipping needs. Our representatives regularly address the needs of large business mailers, business mail providers, government entities, small businesses and E-Commerce mailers alike.
The topics of advice they give include, but are not limited to:
Marketing through the Mail
Designing Direct Mail-Digital and Print
Sources for Mailing Lists
Discounts on major Mailing
The PCC works at finding new ways of making mailing more efficient by networking with fellow mailers, mail designers, business mail services, and USPS executives. Shares other industry examples, case studies and general best practices for mailing efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. The PCC provides workshops to improve mail quality and train you to become a certified mailer.
Postal Customer Councils also provide an avenue for communication. There is no better way to reach your postal service provider and give feedback regarding your needs and experiences than to visit your local PCC. There is no need to go it alone, guessing if a mail piece will meet mailing standards or wondering there are discounts.
If you are curious as to where you can find your local PCC, use this PCC locator https://www.usps.com/business/pcc-locator.htm tool to check out where the nearest or most convenient Postal Customer Council to you is. Then come to a meeting and get your voice heard and meet experts in the mailing industry! Your feedback is important to us, and we take each submission through this vital channel to heart as we constantly revise postal strategies to best suit postal customers, and stay competitive in the postal market.
The PCC helps you get your mail to your audience, or e-commerce buyer whether it's in your hometown, around the United States or around the world
The Postal Customer Council (PCC) program began more than 30 years ago with the formation of local mail users councils. The Post Office Department organized the councils to improve communication between postal customers and local postal managers. The councils' rallying call was a "Mail Entry" campaign, designed to regulate the flow of local mail.
The concept of working with customers to get mail earlier in the day was realized through the Mail Early campaign and the creation of mail users councils, also known as "Citizens Advisory Councils." The name "Mail Users Councils" lasted for nearly a decade until it was changed in 1971 to "Postal Customer Council".
Once postal customers and local postal managers began working together under the council framework, both groups found that many problems could be resolved easily. The importance of postal customer councils has grown since the early 1970’s. Through regular meetings, mailer clinics, and seminars, PCC members are kept abreast of the latest postal developments and work closely with local post offices to make mail services more efficient.
The Postal Service stands behind the PCC program, an important avenue for improving service and understanding mailers' needs.
The Postal Customer Council (PCC) will continue to grow and prosper by introducing the latest developments and improvements in the mailing industry to its members. The PCC keeps members updated on rates, innovation, and education, E-Commerce, mail design, digital solutions, and delivery. This is done through workshops, seminars, tours, trade shows, and supporting members with the commitment of the United States Postal Service.
The Greater Hudson Valley Postal Customer Council (GHVPCC) is generating lots of excitement this calendar year. What a great time to gain job knowledge and Network to grow your business. Learn how to potentially save time and money for your organization.
When you join the GHVPCC, you assure that your firm's voice is heard on mailing matters of immediate and local concern. PCC members are kept abreast of issues that may affect long-range plans for their firm or the mailing industry as a whole. Updates on proposed postal rate changes and all postal products are provided to members as they occur.
The interaction and exchange of information among the postal managers and customers afforded by the GHVPCC is the key to a good working relationship.
Membership Benefits of Belonging to our PCC
Networking - Hear how to put others' best practices to use for you.
Information - Help your business be more productive.
Communication- Meet, consult with USPS and industry experts, share information, exchange ideas, and Network with others who have the same concerns.
Education - Learn how the Postal Service and Industry can help your business become more profitable and grow professionally through focused educational programs or grow your business or donor base through Direct Mail.
Reduce USPS costs if you are a business or non-profit association.
Find out what equipment might streamline your operation and cut costs. Participants communicate information, ideas, best-practice suggestions on new USPS products and services, and their own internal operations.
Participation in the PCC brings you a working relationship with members nationwide..
Joining GHVPCC can present dollar and extra value generating ideas to enhance your use of USPS products and services to meet your business needs.
Many members who meet at PCC events form close bonds of cooperation, frequently host multi-PCC events/EXPOs to share insight into various USPS processes, programs, and issues. They also provide advice on improving their mail centers, marketing strategies, transportation issues, and logistics functions.
Many members even provide help by sharing equipment, knowledge at critical mailing times, information for your Emergency Plan to cover disruptions caused by natural disasters, or high volume holiday crush time.
All businesses that use the mail as communication and fulfillment media with their customers will benefit from the PCC's regular networking forums by maintaining a close working relationship with Postmasters and other USPS Managers. These events provide opportunities to meet other mailers, mailing experts, vendors from the mailing and fulfillment industry, and managers from the USPS to discuss issues that affect a single business or the whole mailing industry.
Individual Membership - $100.00 –for a single member (Entitles one member to discounts to all GHV-PCC events for one year)
Student Membership -
Corporate Membership - $150.00 - for the first member and $50.00 for each additional member. Required Minimum - three members – all to receive discounts to all GHV-PCC events for one year.
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We invite you to register for Hudson Valley PCC Breakfast Meeting & Plant Tour January 10, 2020. Registration is open at 8am. Come and hear from USPS experts. Meet with other mailers, direct mail designers, learn more about our informational workshops. Registration contact:
Greater Hudson Valley Postal Customer Council
Phone: (914) 697-7343
1000 Westchester Avenue White Plains NY 10610-9212
How can we help you achieve your mailing goals. We strive to stay in communication with our members. Have a question about PCC? Send us a message, or give us a call.
1000 Westchester Avenue PO Box 9212 White Plains NY 10610-9212
Phone: (914) 697-7294
09:00 am – 05:00 pm