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‘Tis the Season: A Look at Shoppers’ Holiday Shipping Preferences

by Janet Granger | November 17, 2015 | No Comments

Holiday Gift Present

Looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping this year?  It’s understandable. How many of us have been caught scrambling to buy something at the last minute, only to be frustrated by items being out-of-stock, or delivery options that simply won’t get that gift delivered in time? It’s hardly a surprise that shoppers across […]


The U.S. Postal Service’s New Direct Mail Innovation: Informed Delivery

by Janet Granger | November 10, 2015 | No Comments

Phone Touch Screen

As popular as email has grown, it’s still no substitute for direct, physical mail. Over 90 percent of young shoppers report direct mail as having a bigger influence on their buying decisions than email. More than that, people just like the sensation of receiving mail – two-thirds find physical mail more personal than email, 55 […]


U.S. Postal Service Reveals Shipping Deadlines for Holiday Shopping Season

by Janet Granger | November 3, 2015 | No Comments

U.S. Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For retailers, the name of the game this holiday shopping season is speed, speed, speed. While our 2015 Holiday Shipping Survey found that choice is most important to shoppers this year – the ability to shop online or in-store, whether last minute or months in advance – it’s speed that has retailers worried, because they […]


3 SMB Trends that Show the Value of Innovating at the Speed of Technology

by Janet Granger | October 27, 2015 | No Comments

consumerization of technology

The consumerization of technology has changed how small businesses interact with – and deploy – new innovations. As small business owners and employees become accustomed to new technologies in their personal lives, they bring this knowledge and background into the workplace and expect similar solutions to be available to them there, as well. The challenge for small […]


How Parcel Management Solutions Help Law Firms Win the Revenue Battle

by Janet Granger | October 20, 2015 | No Comments

law firm parcel management

For law firms, maintaining a healthy bottom line continues to be a struggle between meeting the needs of demanding clients and increasing back-office efficiency. In its 2015 Report on the State of the Legal Market, the Georgetown University Law Center noted that control of the legal market is firmly in buyers’ hands, with many clients […]


Why Direct Mail Marketing Still Matters for Nonprofits in the Viral Age

by Janet Granger | October 13, 2015 | No Comments

Line of Mailboxes

Last year, we shared with you the still-impressive and heartwarming story of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral campaign where people around the world challenged each other to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads as a means of raising both awareness and donations for the ALS Association. The end result: a […]


How to End the Lost-Package Panic and Make Shipping More Predictable

by Janet Granger | October 8, 2015 | No Comments

End-to-End Package Tracking

Anyone who buys online today demands immediacy, whether that’s an order confirmation within minutes of clicking “confirm order” or arrival of their shipment within a day or two. Buyers also demand end-to-end tracking of packages. Popular blogs provide zealous new iPhone owners with directions on how to track their pre-orders using live flight tracking. Virtual […]