UPS Raises Third-Party Shipping Charge for 2016

by John Kruzan |December 17, 2015|No Comments

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If you think you’ve already set your 2016 shipping budget in stone, you may want to check again. Earlier this fall, the United Parcel Service (UPS) dropped a brand new fee on shippers with a new 2.5 percent billing hike on third-party shipping. While many of the pricing changes revealed during UPS’ October 15th pricing […]


3 Things You Need to Know About Sending Packages in 2015 (Watch Webinar)

by Janet Granger |September 9, 2014|No Comments

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If you’ve recently been to your neighborhood Post Office or received a Priority Mail® package, you’ve probably noticed the United States Postal Service has made some major changes over the last year. With the exception of its long-standing unofficial motto (“neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…”), everything about the Post Office […]


How Does the USPS Mailer ID Support Intelligent Mail®? (Watch Webinar)

by Janet Granger |July 14, 2014|1 Comment

Intelligent Mail is supported by unique Mailer IDs.

The United States Postal Service set an ambitious goal for itself a few years ago – create 100 percent package visibility for its customers. Why is this ambitious? The USPS handles about 40 percent of the world’s mail, and its shipping and package services alone bring in $12.5 billion in sales/revenue annually. At the heart […]


How Does IM®pb Compliance Take the Guesswork Out of Shipping? (Watch Webinar)

by Janet Granger |July 2, 2014|No Comments

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The U.S. Postal Service’s Intelligent Mail® package barcode system is transforming how we think about shipping. With the implementation of the IM®pb this past January, there’s no more guesswork involved with shipping – USPS customers know where their packages are and when they will arrive, at all times. So, what is the role of shippers […]


What Mailers Need to Know About Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations

by Janet Granger |January 27, 2014|No Comments

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This article discusses what mailers need to know about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in order to prepare for and comply with its regulations. Government and industry regulations can affect many businesses and create risk. Using the best practices, processes, technology, and services can help to minimize these risks while creating more efficient mailing operations.   What […]


How to Prevent Common Mail Compliance Errors in Your Mail Center

by Janet Granger |October 28, 2013|No Comments

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Achieving real “mail compliance” can be a complicated process for mail centers – but it is also a vital process. If a mailer neglects to maintain the required level of privacy, accuracy, and visibility in its mailing operations, especially in a regulated industry, the consequences can be detrimental and costly. When it comes to mail […]


Mail Compliance: The Evolution and Today’s New Trends

by Janet Granger |April 29, 2013|No Comments

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Based on Today’s Best Practices for Compliance Mailers webinar, this post discusses the history of mail compliance and how it has evolved. Then, it will touch on today’s best practices. A Background On “Compliance Owners” Today, many organizations have started to assign a “compliance owner”, such as a Chief Compliance Officer, VP of Corporate Compliance, […]