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PaperChain is the unified network of free community papers spanning North America.

PaperChain is the Industry Voice for its 9 states, regional and national associations. We combine the power of North America's community papers, which includes hundreds of unique publications totaling millions of circulation each week.

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2020 USPS Mobile Shopping Promotion

Good Morning,

Please find attached the details for participation in the 2020 Mobile Shopping USPS Promotion which will provide an upfront 2% bulk Mail Discount on your publication mailing.

If you are currently running the Emerging Technology Promotion that promotion will not expire until Agust 31st. USPS regulation will only allow you to earn one discount at a time. For Aug either stay with the Emerging Tech promotion while getting set up for Mobile  Shopping or discontinue Emerging Tech and make sure the Post Office know you are switching to the Mobile Promotion.

Please let me or your association executive director know if you have any questions. best wishes.

Dan Alexander | President & Publisher
Sun Community News & Printing

2020 USPS Mobile Shopping Promotion:

On behalf of PaperChain, we encourage you to participate in this valuable USPS promotion.
As a free paper publisher that uses the USPS to deliver your publication, participation in this program will save you 2% of your total postage cost from August 1st through December 31st.
Below are the steps you will need to take to participate in the 2020 Mobile Shopping Promotion: Download the program requirements:

Please read the instructions provided and follow all steps in order to receive the 2% discount. Each participating publisher is cautioned to ensure their qualification with the USPS. PaperChain cannot be responsible for a publisher who fails to meet the USPS qualifications and does not receive the discount or has to refund the discount for not following postal regs. Enroll immediately in the program through your USPS Business Customer Gateway
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PAWS With a Cause ad anywhere within in your paper but make certain not to change the copy. You can re-size proportionally, but if you alter the ad, you must get your new ad approved from USPS Promotions Department.
  The discount must be claimed at the time of the mailing and cannot be rebated at a later date.
  If you are also participating in the USPS Augmented Reality promotion, you are only allowed to take one 2% discount. The Augmented Reality program runs through August 31st. You can continue to run the AR Promotion or switch to the Mobile Shopping Program at any time within the overlap period.

Further questions can be directed to the Program Office.  
Facsimile: 202-268-0238
Mail:  US Postal Service
          Attn: 2019 Mobile Shopping Promotion
          PO Box 23282
          Washington, DC 20026-3282
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