The Writing is on the Wall for CBC

By Martin Rides

If you haven’t done so already, get on board with Mailmark!

If you are a Mail Producer and you aren’t yet offering Mailmark then time is running out. On 4th December last year Royal Mail restated its commitment to phasing out CBC when they announced the findings of their Mailmark migration consultation. Not only did this document confirm the intention to fully withdraw CBC in less than 2 years but it also set the scene for further price increases in January 2017.

1 month after the final nail was hammered into the CBC coffin, Royal Mail announced not 1 but 2 price increases to their Access CBC barcode service. By the end of this month (March) the first increase will come into play and as of July 4th 2016 a further round of increases will lead to CBC costing 0.854p more per item over Mailmark. For those who aren’t equipped to deliver Mailmark, this 4% differential could be more than enough of an incentive to look for alternative suppliers. The truth of the matter is, if you want to stay competitive in the mail market you have to be Mailmark ready.

For those mail producers who still have reservations about the transition to Mailmark but want to beat the price increases for the end of this month there is still time. Everything you need to know can be found in our guide ‘4 Steps to becoming Mailmark Ready’, download it today or register for a complimentary online consultation where we can talk you through everything you need to know to get your business Mailmark Ready.

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  • How to register with Royal Mail
  • The Mailmark accreditation process
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