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November 14, 2018

2019 USPS Promotion Program offers Mailers 2% Postage Discount  The following information is a partial reprinted from a document released by USPS. Learn more at  USPS Postal Pro. Download our 2019 USPS Promos Calendar now! Building upon the success of the Promotions Calendars over the last few years, the Postal Service has developed a Promotions Program for Calendar Year (CY) Read More

September 19, 2018

Here are a few key updates to our the original post. Informed Delivery is a great tool to add touches to your mail campaign. Better yet, the USPS is currently offering this for no fees!  However, it takes a little know how to get it up and running with the USPS. We can help you add Read More

August 30, 2018

Don’t Miss Your Chance! Comment Now on Proposed USPS Marketing Mail Changes The United States Postal Service® (USPS® ) is receiving comments now until October 22, 2018 on the proposed changes of content allowable as Marketing Mail. They are seeking input from mailers like you. The USPS® has published a Federal Register notice proposing to Read More

April 12, 2018

As the USPS adopts the term marketing mail, we thought a “brief” review of the evolution of this class of mail was due.  Here you go! Trouble Viewing? Click here! tags: direct mail, direct marketing, mail, marketing, Post Office, USPS

March 26, 2018

Despite the many emails, social media campaigns and websites used to advertise and conduct business in the digital space, mail isn’t going away. Around half of bills are still paid through the mail, and direct mail has skyrocketed in the past two years. Mail maintains the third highest ROI behind email and social media, and Read More

January 23, 2018

Setting up a direct mail campaign requires a lot of steps: from getting the project set up with the right printing parameters to figuring out your mailing list, you may end up forgetting about determining which postage type, or rate, best suits your campaign’s needs. Knowing the differences between First Class and Standard mail (also Read More

December 12, 2017

The end of a year is a great time for reflection and, of course, planning. Donor appeals and volunteer events are the heart of any nonprofit, but costs can quickly add up, leaving nonprofits struggling to stay within budget and spread their messages effectively. When planning for 2018 campaigns, incorporating direct mail is a must Read More

August 8, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, lunchboxes are back on display, and supermarkets across America are suddenly flooded with frustrated-looking parents trying to find the exact three-ring binders requested for a school supplies list. Regardless of when you last did school shopping for yourself, August tends to feel like a time for new beginnings – Read More

July 13, 2017

DISCLAIMER: Informed Delivery is a service through the USPS. Please refer to their website if you have questions or are experiencing technical issues. If you ask anyone in the print or mailing industry what the most talked-about topic is at the moment, you will definitely hear about USPS Informed Delivery™. Now that the service has Read More

October 3, 2016

As data experts, we frequently field questions about issues companies are having related to their data quality. The three most common we get are: 1. Why am I not getting a better response rate from my direct mail campaign? 2. Why am I getting so much returned mail from this year’s campaign? 3. How can Read More