Adam Lewenberg

CMDSS, President of Postal Advocate Inc
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Oct. 25 2019
In 2018, Amazon started offering franchises for their final-mile package delivery segment. For as little as a $10,000 investment (which could be free if you are a veteran), you could start an Amazon p
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
Jan. 23 2019
As we head into the new year, many mailers may be wondering how they can quickly and easily save money on postage costs in 2019. While there are many factors, we narrowed it down to a few best practic
Jan. 14 2019
When the USPS talks about an average 2.5% increase, it’s important to remember that this is overall. Based on the type of mail you send, the increase could be higher or lower. You need to look
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Oct. 15 2018
There are new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) lease accounting standards taking effect December 15, 2018 that will impact the way companies account for their leases. Since most mailing equ
Aug. 31 2018
Everyone has one claim to fame in life. Mine is that I am the (self-proclaimed) top expert on mailing systems in the United States. I have not been able to tell anyone about this until now because the
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March 23 2018
Lost postage is a serious and pervasive issue for many companies, and yet, most have no idea they are losing millions of dollars because of it. Mailers need to know why this happen
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
Dec. 14 2017
With the new year approaching, we are all anticipating a postage increase for January. With all the programs offered by the USPS, it can be daunting to know if you are capturing all the savings
Nov. 30 2017
If you are looking for the easiest way to save money on postage, look no further. Presort services will pick up your mail daily, weekly, or as needed and then commingle it with other clients’
July 31 2017
Editor’s Note: We ran similar articles on purchasing an inserting system in 2012 and 2015, but thought that with the updated technology, a more current piece was in order. Enjoy! The purpose
July 5 2017
Over the last 24 years, I have found that there are some core mistakes that drastically impact costs and efficiency. As mail volumes have decreased and more has been outsourced to professionals
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March 29 2017
The mailing equipment providers are now requiring new postage meters to be connected to the network instead of using typical analog phone lines. Overall, this is a good change as it will reduce
Feb. 17 2017
Back in the July/August 2012 issue of Mailing Systems Technology, I had written an article comparing the differences between mailing systems (postage meters) and PC Postage. Despite almost five
Jan. 12 2017
Postal rates are supposed to be tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which today is running at one to two percent. Although the overall increase may be in this range, we found that certain ra
Dec. 27 2016
PC Postage is one of the fastest growth segments in the mailing industry and is something every type of organization may want to consider to handle at least some or all of their volumes. With ad
Sept. 1 2016
As recently as 20 years ago, mailing systems were standalone devices that only plugged into a power outlet. When the meter needed to be filled, it was taken to the Post Office, where they added
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April 23 2016
We manage some of the largest mailing equipment fleets in the world and find the same issues happening in every organization that leads to overspending, fees and lost postage. It does not matter
March 29 2016
For the past 18 years, I have been creating comparison charts for my clients that go over the changes in postage rates to show how it will affect their budgets. The reason that I do this is that when
Jan. 8 2016
Managing shipping is not easy. You have so many carriers, classes, surcharges, paperwork and requirements that it can get overwhelming. Every year you are getting 3-10% increases, and with

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