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Feb. 23 2018
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is implementing Move Update price and classification changes, effective in March 2018. The Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance will increase... View More
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Feb. 19 2018
Issues that can cause havoc in any mailing department are often rooted in poor planning at the start of a project. Issues stemming from incorrect paper thickness or piece size (height and length (i.e.,... View More
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Feb. 19 2018
Over the past several years, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has introduced a number of technologies to streamline mail entry. These tools provide obvious advantages for the USPS in term... View More
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Feb. 16 2018
To help you — and your team — achieve full potential, we must proactively and continually “sharpen the saw.” The concept of sharpening our saw is the pinnacle habit of Stephen... View More
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Feb. 12 2018
Growing up in southern California in a small, middle-class home, my parents taught me at a young age that certain words were inappropriate. After an unexploded firecracker (one of several that I... View More
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Feb. 9 2018
High-speed inkjet technology is transforming color printing and creating many opportunities for direct and transactional mail. Inkjet offers all the advantages of digital printing — personaliz... View More
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Feb. 7 2018
Born after 1995, Generation Z will account for about 40% of all consumers by 2020. The challenge? A Gen-Zer’s attention is difficult to obtain as an advertiser. They're known for using up to five... View More
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Feb. 6 2018
The new year is officially in full swing, and along with the fresh calendars comes the need to take a fresh look at your mail center. If you’re lucky, you have the budget to ask yourself what new... View More
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Feb. 6 2018
Document operations departments handle lots of data. Sometimes the information is in ready-to-print form. Other times, data arrives in raw format, awaiting processing by document composition software... View More
Feb. 5 2018
Understanding the possibilities available to a mailer can be daunting at times, especially in these times of declining mail volumes and the corresponding decrease in revenue... View More
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Feb. 5 2018
2018 is bringing many changes in the postal industry. But with change comes uncertainty. So, let’s take a look at these changes and what they may mean for your company. New Rates and Rule Cha... View More
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Feb. 1 2018
Canada has long been a market for US products, and the popularity of e-commerce makes the Great White North even more attractive. Mail remains essential in Canada, with its large size and scattered po
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Jan. 30 2018
Does your company have a content marketing plan for this year? Many organizations have identified the value of published content to achieve brand awareness or nurture leads, but initiate thei... View More
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Jan. 25 2018
One thing I learned working with large corporations is the official mail center wasn’t the only mail-generation place in the company. I sometimes stumbled over rogue postal operations hidden a... View More
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Jan. 17 2018
It was a tumultuous year in the mailing industry — declining mail volume and revenue as well as a lack of a Board of Governors meant that there was much discussion about the future of mail. As we... View More
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Jan. 10 2018
“The process is broken!” “What is the problem?” “Can we do it better?” “Because we have always done it this way.” These might be some common phrases used... View More
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Jan. 5 2018
Postal rates are supposed to be tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which today is running one to two percent. Although the overall increase may be in this range, we found that certain rates went... View More
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Dec. 26 2017
As most of the mail industry knows by now, the USPS reported revenue of $69.6 billion for fiscal year 2017, which runs from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. This is a decrease of $1.8 billion co
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Dec. 25 2017
It’s always interesting to see the results from our annual surveys and how they change from year to year. This year’s results were fairly encouraging; for the most part, people are satisfied... View More
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Dec. 21 2017
Horrific. Haunting. Apocalyptic. Those were just some of the responses I received from family, friends, and colleagues after I emailed a video of a United States Postal Service letter carrier de... View More

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