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How Americans Use the Postal Service: By the Numbers

by Janet Granger | August 26, 2015 | No Comments

USPS Household Diary Study

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS®) is still only six months into the Brennan Era, but that hasn’t stopped the new Postmaster General from calling for drastic changes across the agency – most notably, for expansion of same-day delivery initiatives. The expansion of USPS services began before current Postmaster General Megan Brennan took her current position, […]

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Where is Your Business on the Mailing-Shipping-Ecommerce Continuum?

by Janet Granger | August 19, 2015 | No Comments

Mailing Shipping eCommerce Continuum

Throughout the history of commerce, technology has played a key role in facilitating transactions and transporting goods from a seller at point A to a buyer at point B. Since ancient times, when China’s Silk Road opened up trade with the West, transportation technology has improved and accelerated the speed of commerce, from the ships […]

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3 Priceless Business Lessons We Learned from Mom and Dad

by Janet Granger | August 6, 2015 | No Comments

Business Lessons from Parents

Updated version of an original post by Nicole Fende. Most successful entrepreneurs have a mentor they can call whenever they need advice or a helping hand. Knowing someone who has been there before, or who is just willing to be a sounding board, can be the X-factor a growing business needs to be successful. For […]

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3 Creative Invoice Designs That Show How Transactional Mail Enhances Customer Engagement

by Janet Granger | August 4, 2015 | No Comments

2015_08_04 Creative Invoice #1

It’s not easy these days for marketers and advertisers to attract – and retain – the interest of potential customers. Most are so inundated with promotional messages that they’ll avoid them however possible, whether it means muting a television commercial or skimming by a sponsored post on Twitter. But what if there was a nearly […]

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[WEBINAR] It’s Mid-Year Checkup Time: 3 Questions to Make Sure Your Shipping is Healthy

by Janet Granger | July 23, 2015 | No Comments

Small Business Shipping

It’s been an eventful year so far for shippers. From the U.S. Postal Service (USPS®) adopting new programs and rate increases, to private carriers adjusting their pricing models, shippers have undoubtedly felt the impact of these historic changes. Here at the midway point of 2015, it’s the perfect time for shippers to see how they’ve […]

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Here’s Why It’s Time for SMBs to Rate Shop for Shipping and Mailing Services

by Bill Shannon | July 21, 2015 | No Comments

SMB Shipping Mailing

The last few times you stepped into a post office, did you notice anything different about your surroundings? You probably spotted new signage and branding, rolled out two years ago. But the United States Postal Service® has made more recent changes, too – and they have direct impact on the shipping processes of small and […]

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Why Amazon May Be Onto Something with Its New Regional Delivery Plan

by Karen D'Andrea | July 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

Regional Delivery Amazon USPS

No parcel carrier has a more robust network, capable of making regular deliveries into every neighborhood in America, than the United States Postal Service. Even private carriers have acknowledged the Postal Service’s dominance through last-mile partnerships with the agency. Enter Amazon. The same company that’s previously floated the idea of transforming same-day package delivery with […]

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