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June 18 2018
Among the many cyber tools available to today’s criminals, ransomware poses perhaps the most serious threat to businesses. The term ransomware describes a family of malicious software that’s... View More
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June 15 2018
If your business or institution sends out large volumes of mail, it’s there. No matter how good your customer relationship management (CRM) system is, everyone has it. In many cases, it’s hidden... View More
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June 13 2018
In a world were printed direct mail is often in competition with digital media, high-speed inkjet printing devices are helping to level the playing field and creating new opportunities. Full-color dir
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June 11 2018
Ever since multi-station mail inserting machines were invented, mailers have struggled with pre-printed inserts. Mailing operations must receive the inserts, add them to inventory, stage them for prod
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June 5 2018
Before the United States Postal Service (USPS) was established in 1971, there was the United States Post Office Department (USPOD), which was established in 1792. In this column, we will look at... View More
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May 30 2018
When internet advertising began to take off and the economy dipped, many direct marketing companies began to look for other ways to leverage their infrastructure as marketing budgets were cut. One of... View More
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May 29 2018
If you believe your monochrome toner printers should get you through the next couple of years, think again. The customer communications business is transforming. Money is pouring into research and dev
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May 24 2018
Congratulations! You have recently been tasked with mailing operations. Now what? Relax and take a deep breath; you’ve got this! Let’s start by focusing on ways to drive savings and, in some... View More
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May 21 2018
It was July 6, 1976. “Silly Love Songs,” and “Afternoon Delight” topped the music charts. Gerald Ford was President. The first class of women was inducted at the U.S. Naval Academy... View More
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May 18 2018
When a company decides to outsource customer communications to a service provider, that doesn’t mean the work is done. The vendor must be monitored and managed to ensure that they’re meeting... View More
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May 16 2018
Virtually every mailing operation, large or small, encounters the issue of how to handle loose sacks or trays of mail. Whether it is an entire mailing job that is just too small to meet the Domestic Mail... View More
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May 14 2018
To best answer this title question requires taking a couple of steps back to provide some needed context. A couple of years ago, the Postal Service established the National Operations Command Ce... View More
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May 8 2018
This article originally appeared in the May/June, 2018 issue of Mailing Systems Technology. Nowadays, it seems like new digital marketing techniques are booming. However, it is important to remember... View More
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May 4 2018
When the Postal Service first announced its new Green and Secure program, it was described as a new alternative method to meet the Move Update standard. However, this inadvertently caused confusion, a
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May 3 2018
Undeliverable-as-Addressed (UAA) mail is an ongoing issue for those in the mailing industry. In FY2017 alone, the UAA mail volume reported by the United States Postal Service (USPS) was 6.1 billion pieces... View More
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May 1 2018
Your mail piece is one of the best ways to communicate with customers, but if you make an error in the design process, you can lose your chance to engage with your consumer and drive their behavior. W
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April 30 2018
I recall discussing customer data quality with a print/mail service provider sales rep. "It's not our problem," he explained. "We print what they send. If the data is bad, that's their problem."... View More
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April 30 2018
Envelopes have been a part of our society for longer than you may think. Some historians believe the first envelopes were invented in China around 3500 BC, as a way to keep royal secrets safe from pry
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April 27 2018
When you sort the pieces that arrived in your mailbox today, take a good look at the return addresses. Some of the mail you received wasn’t printed by the company whose name appears in the upper... View More
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April 27 2018
Innovations in high-speed inkjet printing are expanding the role of statements and transactional documents in delivering marketing messages. Transactional messaging is a native personalized customer c

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