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With eCommerce, Almost Every Small Business Can “Go Global”

by Janet Granger | August 22, 2014 | No Comments

PlanetShoes eCommerce

You don’t often hear the phrase “international small business,” but, thanks to the global reach of eCommerce websites and the ever-growing marketplace for online goods, that’s rapidly changing. Today, an independent store with one retail location – or office – can potentially “go global” by creating a website and shipping goods to international markets. This […]


3 Benefits of the New Priority Mail® Pricing in September, 2014

by Janet Granger | August 20, 2014 | No Comments

USPS Priority Mail September 2014

The United States Postal Service’s® changes to Priority Mail® rates, scheduled to take effect September 7, 2014, are designed to make Priority Mail a more competitive service. First, Commercial Base and Commercial Plus prices are going down, to benefit higher volume users. However, since some Retail pricing is increasingly slightly, Priority Mail prices will “average” a […]


How a Digital Strategy Can Grow the “Word of Mouth” Grapevine

by Janet Granger | August 15, 2014 | No Comments


Local businesses have long relied on the power of word of mouth. In fact, in a recent survey, small businesses were asked: “How do customers find out about your business?”  The results made it clear that the grapevine is still a key way for local companies to earn new business – 85 percent said customers […]


Back-to-School: A New Start for More than Students

by Janet Granger | August 11, 2014 | No Comments

“Back-to-school” is the perfect time to upgrade.

It’s a wonderful time of the year for retailers. No, it’s not the holiday season – when shoppers wake up at 3:00 am for Black Friday sales – but retailers are still looking forward to the $26.5 billion back-to-school shopping bump they’ll get from the record number of students returning to schools this fall. As […]


Dispatch from the Field: Growing a Small Business

by Janet Granger | August 4, 2014 | No Comments


In honor of this year’s Small Business Week, Pitney Bowes is awarding a prize to one lucky small business.  And the results are in! The prize went to Calafia Growers, a husband and wife team based out of sunny San Clemente, California. The duo sells fresh fruits and vegetables at the wholesale, retail and food-service […]


Lessons from the 2014 NACUMS Conference

by Janet Granger | July 31, 2014 | No Comments


NACUMS was a hit! At least, that was my feeling, as an exhibitor at the annual conference this year in Tacoma, Washington. NACUMS is the National Association of College and University Mail Services; its mission is “supporting, promoting, and educating mail professionals working in an academic setting.” This means most NACUMS members are leaders in […]


Is Your Mail Center Lost in a Big Data Dust Storm? (Watch Webinar)

by Janet Granger | July 29, 2014 | No Comments

How are you managing the Big Data of shipping and postal spend?

If Big Data is supposed to give mail center managers better visibility of their mailing and shipping costs, why do so many feel like they’re now operating blind, lost in a data dust storm? Consider all the spending data swirling around mail centers, obscuring insights. This might include spending from multiple mailing accounts, and data […]