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Aug. 7 2018
Let’s face it. No enterprise, large or small, can afford to ignore the mail. Today, mail can be made easier to deal with thanks to advances in automation. That’s a good thing, too, since mail... View More
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April 11 2018
Operating in multiple locations, either in different states, offices, or parts of a campus, can create challenges when it comes to managing an organization’s shipping and mailing processes. Beyond... View More
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March 28 2018
You’ve heard it all before. Managing the mail center is about efficient employees, streamlined process workflows, top-notch customer service, quick turnaround times, superior communication, and a... View More
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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... 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. 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. 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
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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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. 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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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... View More
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Dec. 8 2017
Do you ever end some work days feeling like you have traveled the same steps, over and over and over, and not really gotten anywhere? We’re not talking about footsteps here, but process steps... View More
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Dec. 7 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning rank as the top technology trend in 2017 per the leading analyst firms. Businesses are looking to gain greater access to their data, reduce manual pro
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Dec. 5 2017
For those of us processing Full-Service mailings today, the Postal Service’s Seamless Acceptance program isn’t anything new. However, increasing industry adoption for this program has been... View More
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Nov. 28 2017
Not that long ago, when evaluating inserters, our customers looked mostly at the functional specs. They’d consider things like machine speed, the ability to handle in-line envelope printing an... View More
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Oct. 5 2017
Going to trade shows or getting calls from mailing equipment salespeople can lead mailing operations managers to conclude the answer to all their problems is new equipment. Sometimes that’s true,... View More
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Sept. 11 2017
The shipping game is a deceptively tech-driven one. The word “shipping” suggests images of packages, boxes, delivery trucks; they are well-ingrained stereotypes. But the truth is that in 201
Sept. 6 2017
For nearly 40 years, BCC Software has not only been the leader in the mailing and postal technology industry but has continuously shaped it. BCC Software offers data-driven solutions to enhance... View More
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