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Postal Customer Council® (PCC)

Postal Customer Council® (PCC)

The PCC® Program’s mission is to foster a close working relationship between the U.S. Postal Service and commercial mailers. Our goals are to share information about new and existing Postal Service business products, programs, services, and procedures. Through focused educational programs, the PCC® strives to help industry members and their organizations grow and develop professionally.

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Policy

Because the Postal Consumer Council® is a Postal Service®-sponsored organization, it maintains a set of policies and practices to help local PCCs® keep things in order. We’ve assembled basic guidelines here, along with some locally submitted best practices.

These policies are based on the PCC® mission, which is to…

  • Promote, support, and foster close working relationships between the U.S. Postal Service and business mailers.
  • Facilitate information sharing and idea exchange with business mailers about Postal Service products, programs, services, and procedures.
  • Help PCC® industry members and their organizations grow and develop professionally through focused educational programs.

All PCC® activities and members’ interests in participating in them should be consistent with this mission.

PCC Awards Guides and Forms

This section contains all of the necessary guides and forms for PCCs to self-nominate.  The National PCC Program Office encourages all PCCs to submit.

 

The qualification period for 2019 is from May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.  All 2019 nomination forms must be submitted through the PCC Blueshare and received by June 14, 2019.

Membership

PCC® membership consists of both Postal Service employees and representatives of the mailing industry. Membership is open to all business mailers who use the services of the Postal Service within the sponsoring Postal Service manager's geographic area.

The terms “business mailers” and “businesses” as used here include commercial mailers, non-profit organizations, service bureaus, and other types of business enterprises that use the mail, including those that may be individuals or sole proprietorships, but the terms are not meant to include residential mailers. A business mailer may be a member of more than one PCC®, but he/she cannot be an officer or Executive Board member of multiple PCCs®. Postal Service employees will join the PCC® membership and participate as determined by the Postal Service and in accordance with the needs of the individual PCC®.

  • Presentations 01/01/2019

    The Value of PCC Membership

    This presentation gives a brief history of PCC, current information related to PCC, and testimonials to the value that PCC provides.

  • Publications 04/06/2018

    PCC Membership Tool Kit

    Your membership is the heart of your PCC. This toolkit is designed to provide guidance and best practices that will enable you to build a vibrant PCC. Please use this as a springboard to create your own ideas to grow and thrive!

  • Presentations 11/06/2018
  • Fact Sheets 09/18/2016

    PCC® Membership Brochure

    A program offered by the Postal Service, the PCC® helps large and small businesses maximize profits with mailing and shipping.

Communication and PCC Insiders

PCC Insider® is your source for news about the U.S. Postal Service®, Postal Customer Council (PCC) activities, and issues that affect the mailing industry. Register today for the PCC Insider e-newsletter ›

Marketing Toolbox

The Marketing Toolbox created by the PCCAC Communications and Marketing Committee contains a wide variety of marketing templates designed to help simply marketing your PCC events and to your PCC members.

These templates are in both PDF and editable word formats making it easy for your PCC to download the information and create customized professional marketing pieces. Please note, many of the templates listed have been shared by PCCs throughout the country.

Therefore, you will find examples from 2017 and 2018. As we move forward, these templates will be updated. So please check back periodically for the latest and greatest innovative marketing information.

Education

The Postal Service® offers training opportunities and assistance to anyone who wants to learn more about how using mail can be a way to achieve cost-effective business growth. Whether you’re a small or large business owner looking for training in direct mail, a mail professional looking for workshops and certification, or you’d like to join the greater community of business mailers, we’re here to help.

Get hands-on experience with business mail functions, mail management, and supervisory techniques in the Executive Mail Center Management Program. Or learn the tools you need for Mail Design Professional certification. Both USPS® employees and business customers nationwide can benefit from these courses.

Sales Interface

The USPS Sales Interface works to strengthen the relationship between the USPS Sales organization and the Postal Customer Council (PCC). This partnership enhances revenue growth opportunities and increases visibility for both the PCC and USPS Sales.

USPS Marketing is also committed to introducing new customers to our products and services. Along with USPS Sales they work to strengthen the existing relationships with current customers, and are working to elevate their loyalty and growth with the Postal Service.

Through continued engagement, the USPS Sales Interface contributes its expertise and serves as a valuable partner in a concerted effort to expand the success of the PCC.

Boot Camp

Fiscal year 2018 was a huge year for the Boot Camp sessions and due to the demand we plan to continue the momentum.

If you did not attend one of the Boot Camps in 2018, please review the attached information and slides and plan to attend a session in 2019.

The information is available as a refresher for those who have already attended. We want everyone to attend in 2019 and continue to learn about PCCs, and help PCCs and the mailing industry grow.

Webinars, Workshops and Cafes

PCC provides business customers with information about postal products, services, and tools to help grow their business, as well as improve mail quality. These materials are suitable for all PCC® educational events and can be used to create a customized professional certificate program.

Upcoming Events

Stay informed about the latest industry trends

Through regular meetings, educational programs, mailer clinics, and seminars, PCC® members learn about the latest postal products and services that may help them grow their business. Find events to attend in your area that will provide you with valuable contacts and information to promote your business.                                           

Need more information about PCC®?

Email us at pcc@usps.gov for any questions you may have. To find your nearest PCC®, use the locator available on about.usps.com.