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Vision On the Rise in This Year’s Printing Impressions 400

We have great news to share! After a year that saw Vision achieve several large client wins, new investments in equipment, technology and facilities and a 49% growth in year-over-year sales, we capped off 2016 by again being recognized as a Printing Impressions Top 400 Company. Printing Impressions 400, now in its 33rd year, is the industry’s most comprehensive listing of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada ranked by annual sales volume. Vision’s 2016 ranking is #66, up 44 spots from last year’s 110th ranking. See the full story HERE.

Vision has had the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of many industry changes. We have been able to create efficient, customized, cutting edge solutions for our clients.

About Vision

Vision is a leading provider of marketing solutions. The company specializes in multi-channel, personalized direct response campaigns, marketing automation solutions and large format graphics displayed at retail and large-scale event locations.  Vision serves national brands across many sectors including retail, insurance, healthcare, financial, e-commerce and not-for-profit. Vision is headquartered in Chicago and has approximately 300 employees.

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USPS 2017 Shipping Rate Changes

On January 22nd, 2017, the U.S. Postal Service will implement a postage rate change. For your convenience, Stamps.com will be updated automatically to reflect the new rates.

First-Class Letters, Postcards, and Flats

The following table shows the increase in price when compared to the previous postage rates. Note that the retail rate for First-Class Letters will increase to $0.49. However Stamps.com customers will receive the discounted $0.46 rate.

 First-Class Mail Piece  Previous Postage Rates  Rates as of 01/22/2017  Price Change
 First-Class Letter (1 oz.)  $0.465  $0.46  ($0.005)
 First-Class Letter – each additional ounce  $0.21  $0.21  $0.00
 Postcard  $0.34  $0.34  $0.00
 First-Class Large Envelopes and Flats (1oz)  $0.94  $0.98  $0.04
 First-Class Large Envelopes and Flats – each additional ounce  $0.21  $0.21  $0.00

First-Class, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express Packages

The following table shows the increase in price when compared to the previous postage rates.

 Mail Service  Previous Postage Rates  Rates as of 01/22/2017  Average % Increase
 First-Class Packages (1 oz.)  $2.60  $2.61  ~ 0.4%
 Priority Mail Large Envelopes or Flats / Packages (1 oz. Zone 1)  $5.75  $5.95  ~ 3.9%
 Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope  $5.75  $5.95  3%
 Priority Mail Flat Legal Rate Envelope  $5.75  $6.25  8%
 Priority Mail Flat Padded Rate Envelope  $6.10  $6.50  6%
 Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box  $6.10  $6.45  5%
 Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box  $11.95  $12.40  4%
 Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box  $16.35  $17.05  4%
 Priority Mail Express Large Envelopes or Flats / Packages (1 oz. Zone 1)  $20.66  $21.18 ~ 3.3%
 Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope  $20.66  $21.18  2.5%
 Priority Mail Express Flat Legal Rate Envelope  $20.66  $21.28  3%
 Priority Mail Express Flat Padded Rate Envelope  $20.66  $21.64  4.7%

Media Mail

Media Mail will see a slight increase. The Media Mail 1-lb rate will increase from $2.61 to $2.63 and each pound thereafter will be an additional $0.49.

Parcel Select Ground

Overall Parcel Select Ground will see an average increase of 2.7%.

International Services

First Class Mail International, Priority Mail International, and Priority Mail Express International will not see a rate increase.

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