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April 25 2019
Certified Mail, a service that provides a mailer with a receipt and verification that an item was delivered or that a delivery attempt was made, was launched by the Postal Service in 1955. Today... View More
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April 18 2019
When should you buy new inserting equipment? That’s an excellent question. Don’t automatically assume new inserters are the best solution for problems you might have in the mail cen... View More
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April 17 2019
This may be one of the best-kept secrets of 2019. Why? The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been surprisingly low-key about the increase in Full-Service discounts for USPS Marketing Mail... View More
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April 16 2019
Developing a positive culture for an organization or team is critical for our success. What is culture? Organization expert Richard Daft defines culture as, “The set of values, norms, guiding belief
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April 15 2019
The start of the year is always a good time to evaluate your current suppliers and ensure you have the best agreements, terms, and services at the lowest prices. One area that often goes uncheck... View More
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April 12 2019
Even in an age of unprecedented digital connectivity, direct mail continues to be effective. Studies find that audiences’ recall of direct mail is 70% better than their recall of digital ads... View More
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April 11 2019
The print industry is experiencing many changes, including the growing demand for mass customization and increased competition from an increasingly digital landscape. While the forecasts for dig... View More
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April 10 2019
It seems that every day, there’s a news story about hackers stealing customer information from a computer system. Most publicized cases involve large companies being hacked for credit card inf... View More
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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
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April 1 2019
Long gone are the days of Paul Revere and his famous ride alerting the town folk that “the British are coming,” and yet, here we are, and something IS coming. Autonomous delivery robots are... 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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