Postal Service Committed to Improving Service in New Orleans
The Postal Service explained that the loss of its New Orleans processing and distribution center, the primary mail-processing facility for mail to and from Louisiana.
Using a mailing service can save businesses time, money
Mailing-services companies' assistance may be more important and timely beginning next month, when postal rates rise by about 5 percent. Everything from the color of ink to the shape of an envelope can add cost to a mailing. Mailing-services companies sort items, which saves money per piece.
Three Marketing Services Firms Join Forces
Email Marketing - Complete email marketing services, including campaign development, creative design, list selection, program management, and real-time response reporting. Direct Mail - Develops and fulfills the optimal direct mail strategy, delivering the highest quality of respondents with real-time reporting.
Pitney Bowes Announces Third Quarter Results
In the U.S., the quarter's revenue growth was favorably impacted by placements of networked digital mailing systems (especially small and mid-sized systems), mail creation equipment, and supplies.
Research Report Suggests Retailers Avoid Status Quo and Embrace Technology to Build Revenue for 2005 Season
The key to success for small retailers is to identify their best customers, potential niches to cater to, get to know what motivates customers and then interact as individually as possible.
FP Mailing Solutions Awarded Multi Million Dollar Federal Government Contract For Digital Postage Meters
Francotyp-Postalia (FP Mailing Solutions), a world-class mailroom solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded a multi million dollar contract from the U.S. Postal Services Retail Products & Services Contracting Office.
Pitney Bowes Names Chris Baker President of Group 1 Software Subsidiary
Group 1 develops software that provides an integrated Customer Communication Management (CCM) solution, which maximizes the value of customer data and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of customer communications.
BCC Software Announces Strategic Initiative with Direct Logistics, Inc.
The first result of this partnership is the introduction of Truck Direct Mail (TDM), a free quote-generator interface that will be available in BCCs user-exclusive online Customer Portal. TDM offers mailers a hassle-free way to evaluate the value of using a private carrier to transport mailings intended for Destination Entry drop-shipping.
AllianceLeads and America Direct Mail.Com Partner to Create Destination-Direct.com
AllianceLeads and America Direct Mail.Com are well established internet sales leads, direct mail lists, new homeowners list and new business list providers. AllianceLeads.com specializes in generating qualified sales leads for businesses using the Internet. AmericaDirectMail.com is a leader in direct mail lists and services.
$1.8 Billion Annually; Nearly One-Third of U.S. Mail Contains Addressing Errors
Two other options available to mailers, according to Seitz NCOA (National Change of Address) and FASTforward(R) Mailing List Correction are being merged into NCOALink(TM). Whereas FASTforward(R) would only recognize 100 percent matches, NCOALink(TM) will identify addresses that are close but not exact.
Potter Tells Advertisers: Use The Mail, It Works
Postmaster General John E. Potter today told more than 400 advertising professionals in Troy, Mich., that mail is the fastest growing traditional marketing medium, the largest medium in America, and should be included in every marketing planbecause it works
Mail Order business is exploding, and Home Based Business is booming
The Direct Marketing Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for entrepreneurs who want to start a business from home, or already have a small business and need to learn the time-proven techniques to expand.
Caught in a mailstrom
Yates is attempting to fire Patricia Finley, the letter carrier caught in the crossfire of a delivery dispute that led Yates to rescind a do-not-deliver order that contravened national postal policy. Earlier this week, Finley received a notice of removal letter that states she will be terminated for leaning too far out of her vehicle and using her truck to push plastic garbage bins out of her path.
Complete Mailing Service: It's the answer to your delivery needs
Complete Mailing Service was asked to prepare, laser print, fold, package, stamp and deliver over 100,000 pieces of mail, for distribution on behalf of a major Canadian non-profit agency, soliciting relief donations from Canadians from St. John's to Victoria.
Driving the Future
Print to Mail and Quality Needs
Preparation of mailings requiring personalization or variable messaging particularly in time sensitive situations benefit from in line or having the print finishing process lead directly to the mail preparation area.
Desktop Marketing: Doing More with Less
Desktop address printers use specially formulated inks developed to deliver crisp legible addresses that do not break down as mail is processed through high speed USPS automation equipment, a distinct advantage over laser toner.
SECAP ANNOUNCES HIGH PRODUCTION ADDRESSING FROM A DESKTOP PRINTER
Based on the highly successful Secap® 30K platform, the system is equipped with an innovative split head configuration, delivering the ability to print the address, barcode, message line, return address, logo and indicia in a single pass.
Satori Software Releases New Address Correction Engine
Satori Software has developed a completely re-engineered address correction engine that will be shipped beginning with the June/July editions of Bulk Mailer 5 and MailRoom ToolKit. These products are United States Postal Service (USPS) Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS)-certified, ensuring that users' high volume mailings qualify for the lowest possible postal rates.
Postal carriers handle job with care
The Postal Service offers good pay and job security, and many applicants will be registering to take the test this week throughout Georgia. The Civil Service exam is for mail carriers, mail processing clerks, mail handlers and sales associates. Mail carriers make up the bulk of jobs in the service.
Buskro - NEW Sapphire Inkjet Printer & BK1700 Controller
Buskro manufactures innovative print technologies, transport bases, tabbing equipment and powerful, easy to use controllers, making creative print and mail personalization easy and affordable.
BCC Software Partners with trackmymail.com to Expand Mailing Services for BCC Customers
Since its founding in 2000, trackmymail.com has grown to be the preeminent Planet Code tracking service for the professional mailing industry. Trackmymail.com is a Web-based system that supplies users with a Planet Code number and USPS documentation, and reports on tracking results to keep mailers informed as to when mailpieces reach their destinations. With this data, trackmymail.com users can measure mailing effectiveness and better coordinate marketing efforts, among other uses.
Harte-Hanks Launches ADQ Direct Online Marketing Portal
By design, ADQ Direct enables companies to enhance the quality of their
data to support the delivery of marketing and relationship communications
across all media channels, such as direct mail, phone and e-mail.
Post office proposes Eagan move
The move, which would result in the loss of about 1,400 downtown jobs, could effectively position St. Paul between Minneapolis and major transportation links, such as high-speed rail service to Chicago and Milwaukee and commuter rail service from North Branch along the Rush Line and from Hastings along the Red Rock corridor.
Pitney Bowes Announces the 'Invention of the Year' Award Winner
Ryan's system facilitates the placement of 3rd party targeted advertisements (messages, coupons, web sites addresses, etc.) on the white space of envelopes. Specifically, the invention provides an automated solution for Pitney Bowes to broker the transaction between the mailer and the advertiser.
Gulfport Postal Facility Installs Anthrax Detection Device
Mail in South Mississippi is now safeguarded against the threat of anthrax. The Gulfport mail processing center just installed the newest high tech gear to detect bio hazards. It's part of the ongoing response to terrorist threats here at home.
USPS Launches Small Business Marketing Council
The council's objective is to serve and address the postal needs of the nation's 20 million small businesses and will focus on developing this vital economic sector's ability to grow and prosper through the use of mail as a business and marketing vehicle.
IDENTITY THEFT AND ECOMMERCE by Robert Fleming, CeM, President eMarketing Association
We have been hearing a lot lately about identity theft. Recently, CardSystems, an Atlanta based credit card processor, exposed 40 Visa, Discover, MasterCard and American Express card numbers and security codes to hackers.
Do dismount and deliver the mail
Bulk mailers, who often have time-sensitive advertisements, wont like the impact of this policy on delivery of their product. Now called standard mail, bulk mail represents the second-largest category of postal service revenue.
Adults Are Purchasing Cars Based on Desire vs. Need
What Makes Auto Loan Applicants Open Direct Mail? 66 percent of direct mail readers who plan to apply for an auto loan said they are more likely to open a package that looks interesting.
VoteHere Announces Mail-in Ballot Tracker Audit Solution
Mail-in balloting is on the rise, especially on the west coast with Washington State voting 70% by mail, California voting 40% by mail, and Oregon voting 100% by mail. Earlier this year, the Washington State Legislature authorized counties to switch to voting exclusively by mail.
Patient calls donation letter 'poor marketing decision'
Mass mailings are not unusual for hospitals looking for ways to augment their funds, said Sherry Mirasola, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. "And direct mail is the American way."
Drive Sales and Retain Customers by Integrating Effective E-Mail Marketing Strategies and Techniques
An April CMO magazine poll of nearly 500 marketing executives reveals that 70 percent cite e-mail marketing as the tactic with the greatest impact on sales.
Varying degrees of impact on Pos Malaysia consumers: parcel, postcard and aerogramme and bulk letter(bulk mail)
Categories like parcel, postcard and aerogramme and bulk letter (now called bulk mail) remain. The charges for the first two categories stay the same. Categories of letter, printed matter, and small packets are now repositioned as standard mail, non-standard mail and periodical. In effect, periodicals have taken over the categories of printed matter and small packets.
Pitney Bowes Improves Speed of Flagship APS Series(TM) Mail Inserter by 22 Percent
Pitney Bowes Inc. will showcase the new, higher speed of its APS Series inserter at Xplor 2002 in Anaheim, CA Oct. 27-30. The intelligent mail system will run up to 22,000 mail pieces per hour with online viewing of real-time system production.
AZ Direct, a Bertelsmann Company, Selects Top Image Systems' eFLOW for its Direct Marketing Service Bureau
AZ Direct, a leading force in direct marketing in Europe, provides direct marketing services as well as a universal information service bureau for customers worldwide. AZ Direct is using TIS' eFLOW to streamline various direct marketing and application forms, response cards and other incoming documents at different locations.
Bundled NCOA now Includes NCOA, LACS (Rural Route Conversions) and DMA Mail Preference Service
Listcleanup has added two features to its NCOA service, a service provided by a licensee by the United States Postal Service. The new bundled service is available through www.listcleanup.com, the companys list hygiene service.
Firstlogic offers Mover I.D. option to organizations using Postalsoft® Business Edition software
Postalsoft Business Edition clients also have the option of using an existing electronic file exchange to Lorton Data, a full-service NCOALink licensee, for change-of-address processing. Lorton Data, which uses the Mover I.D. option in Firstlogics Postalsoft® Professional Edition software, has access to USPS change-of-address information for the most recent 48 months.
PostalOne!® Web ServicesWhats In It for You:
Window Book believes that electronic exchange of postage information between parties, including the United States Postal Service and other software products in the mailing process, will be Window Books crowning achievement.
Streamfeeder Introduces Servo Series Feeders/Dispensers
Applications include high-speed batch counting, high-speed collating, high-speed accumulating, high-speed automatic wrapping, high-speed kit fulfillment, high-speed package inserting, and more.
Inserco Manufacturing Offers Mail Inserters, Mail-openers, and Mail-extractors
Inserco Mfg., inc. manufactures high performance, production rated mail inserters under the brand name Mailcrafters and their production rated high performance mail-openers and mail-extractors under the brand name Ultra Systems.
Changes in Direct Mail
When direct mail was a non-mass medium, packages were elaborate such as long letters, multi-panel brochures, etc. Production costs on a unit basis were a significant part of the budget.
DELIVERING RESULTS: The Rewards of Saturation Mailing
A saturation mailing needs to meet certain requirements set by the United States Postal Service (USPS). For example, the mailing must be directed to more than 90 percent of a carrier route, which is defined as the entirety of addresses to which a single postal carrier delivers.
Fix Bad Addresses With Contact Zone for ACT!
Contact Zone is powered by Melissa Datas MAILERS+4 CASS-certified address verification enginea guarantee that records are being verified to meet Unites States Postal Service specifications for accuracy. Contact Zone matches address data against the USPS database of 140 million deliverable addresses.
Melissa Data's MAILERS+4 Prepares Mail for Maximum Postal Discounts
MAILERS+4 helps prepare mailings for maximum postal discounts and efficient postal processing and delivery, and the application is available in two versions.
Moonlight Mailing Services President, Certified by the USPS
Mailpieces that meet USPS regulations can significantly reduce costs and improve product deliverability. Additionally, mailers will be able to take advantage of automation discounts, further reducing mailing costs.
RediMail Buys Rite-Jet System from Kirk-Rudy
Redi-Mail Direct Marketing, an operating unit of Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc. and a leading industry provider of sales and marketing support services including list management and sourcing, database, lettershop and fulfillment capabilities, today announced a contract to purchase a Rite-Jet system from Kirk-Rudy, Inc.
6 Barriers to CRM Success And How to Overcome Them
An often-overlooked, yet insidious hurdle is dirty data, or inaccurate and old information. Data is the lifeblood of a CRM system, and incorrect numbers, spelling mistakes, and outdated contact information can infect that system if it is left unchecked.
Manatron Embeds Group 1's Address Correction and Mail Presort Software into its Industry-Leading Property Tax Systems
Manatron will also incorporate Group 1's industry leading PAVE-certified MailStream Plus into its property tax system to ensure that local and state governments achieve the highest possible postal discounts for their bulk mailings.
Group 1 Software Introduces e2 Suite for Online Account Management, e-Billing and Customer-Care Solutions
Group 1's products and services allow businesses to maximize customer relationships by enabling web-based billing, customer self-service and targeted marketing.
Group 1 Software Introduces DualCoder Address Quality Software
DualCoder is the only address quality software available in the mailing industry that combines the strength of two industry leading coding tools to produce higher coding results for greater postal discounts and increased delivery of customer communications through the USPS® automated handling system.
Postal System - Messaging over the years
Delivery of letters was often a difficult process with the addresses being illegibly written and stamps were introduced partly in the hope that senders would address their letters more carefully.
Home Mail Delivery to Start in Riyadh
According to Al-Riyadh Arabic daily, Saudis and expatriates would require permanent postal addresses while presenting applications at government and service departments. The corporation also intends to provide a direct mail service, which can facilitate promotional campaigns.
Stamp of Approval - Direct Mail Options and How to Make Them Work For You
Direct-mail marketing is rarely a do-it-yourself job. The steps include: designing and printing the creative pieces, choosing the lists, and delivering them both to a mailing house for labeling and distribution.
An on-line document delivery service provides physical mail, fax, email and SMS as document delivery options
Via mail merge functions in word processing applications - download a small print-driver application, create a mail merge, and print to Esker on Demand for Office to automate bulk, personalized physical mailings.
AIIM ON DEMAND 2005 Exhibitor Profiles
AIIM is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content that support business processes and comply with government regulations.
Redi-Mail Direct Marketing Announces Strategic Alliance with Toppan Printing Company America, Inc.
Redi-Mail Direct Marketing, an operating unit of Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc. and a leading industry provider of sales and marketing support services including list management and sourcing, database, lettershop and fulfillment capabilities, today announced a strategic alliance with Toppan Printing Company America, Inc. to offer a complete package of digital printing, fulfillment and mailing services.
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