Sunday, March 30, 2008

British charities face hike in postage costs

According to a write-up on the Precision Marketing website, "Charities are facing spiralling postage costs after Royal Mail warned it can no longer guarantee to reimburse them when donors put stamps on freepost envelopes.

The move, which it is claimed could cost charities millions of pounds in extra postage costs, has been sparked by the introduction of new automated sorting systems. In the past, many charities have encouraged the practice as it saves them thousands of pounds a year."

Apparently the new sorting machines cannot identify which envelopes have stamps and which do not.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM