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April 9 2019
Somewhat in jest, I often refer to the Postal Service’s Annual Compliance Report (ACR) as the Annual “Non-compliance” Report. It’s not quite fair to ignore all the positive and... View More
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April 8 2019
Last year was a rather unwelcome roller coaster for mailers to the Canadian market. Canada Post saw great momentum in the first half of the year in marketing mail as well as parcels. The new ove... View More
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April 5 2019
Print and mail operations everywhere hear about paperless conversion from their internal or external clients. On the surface, this idea sounds like an easy decision for businesses issuing transa... View More
April 1 2019
The 2019 Next Generation Campaign Awards, a contest to honor mail innovation, is proud to announce winners and notable participants of this year’s Next Generation Campaign Awards... View More
April 1 2019
The United States Postal Service offers three certification courses to the mailing industry: Mail Design Professional, Executive Mail Center Manager, and Certified Direct Mail Professional. Each... View More
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March 28 2019
“If the US were to withdraw from the UPU, it would lose access to global processing and coding systems that make international mail possible, and it would have to negotiate bilateral postal agreements
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March 27 2019
Your data contains nuggets of gold buried inside; the important part is knowing how to look for it, find it, and use it. Your data may be able to reveal critical business insights... View More
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March 27 2019
Exponential growth in parcel shipping has packages pouring into overwhelmed mail centers, with staff short on time and space trying to find ways to cope. Manual logging of these deliveries in the mail
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March 25 2019
Will you need to add employees to your operation this year? As industry veterans start to “age out” and retire, many document operations executives face the challenge of replacing experience
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March 20 2019
It seems most of the emphasis in customer experience these days is on websites, social media, online shopping, and internet customer portals. Those all play important parts in the overall custom... View More
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March 18 2019
Your choices of fonts, envelopes, and color used in your direct mail campaigns can not only impact your customer response rate and overall delivery of your mail piece, but they can also cause po... View More
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March 15 2019
Websites are still important marketing tools, so have you looked at yours recently? An unscientific audit of random print/mail service provider websites by this author revealed plenty of improvement o
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March 11 2019
Customers who mail are uniquely sensitive to postal costs. When promotions come along that promise discounts, they move to the top of mind for everyone who uses the USPS to communicate with their cust
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March 1 2019
Digital advertising is on the rise. However, many people still understand and remember things that they see and read on paper better. When a touch is used in reading, the brain’s level of enga... View More
Feb. 27 2019
Westlake Village, February 26, 2019: SmartSoftDQ, the trusted address validation experts, today announced the launch of a new option for users of SmartAddresser, the all-in-one address cor... View More
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Feb. 26 2019
The Mailer Scorecard has become an important tool for mail service providers (MSPs) to understand any quality issues the Postal Service is finding with the mail prepared for clients. As early us... View More
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Feb. 22 2019
The ability to execute — to implement and carry out our plans — is the key ingredient in the recipe of success for us and our teams. The ability to execute well provides a competitive advantage... View More
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Feb. 18 2019
The past year was an exciting one for the mailing industry. Although I do not have a crystal ball, it is always exciting to share some thoughts about what could happen in our industry throughout 2019... View More
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Feb. 15 2019
Now that we have survived the busy mid-term elections, the holiday peak mailing season, and 2019 has officially arrived, it is time to focus on some resolutions for success. First, com... View More
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Feb. 13 2019
• Revenue of $19.7 billion, up 2.9 percent over the same quarter last year • Net loss of $... View More

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