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Making the Move to the Full-Service Intelligent Mail Barcode

by Janet Granger | May 20, 2013 | No Comments

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The Intelligent Mail® barcode “Basic Service” has been required for automated mail discounts since of January 27th. Now, the USPS® has announced that “Full-Service” will be required – most definitely – by January 26th, 2014. WEBINAR: Making the Move to Full-Service Intelligent Mail®   View on Demand   Do you know the steps required for moving forward with […]


USPS Extra Services: A Guide to Help Reduce Postal Rates – Part 1

by Janet Granger | May 13, 2013 | No Comments

Red mailbox with mail - reduce postage rates with usps extra services

The USPS extra services offer numerous options for mailers looking to reduce the postal rates of their shipments and mail items. Some of these options are brand new and many are familiar to mailers, who have been in the industry for some time. Selecting the wrong option can be both ineffective and costly to business […]


5 Tips for Reducing Shipping Costs

by Janet Granger | May 6, 2013 | No Comments

shipping costs and mailing costs

How do you drive unnecessary costs out of shipping costs out of your operations? As shipping rates rise, these smart and effective tips can help you avoid being over-charged, and reduce your overall shipping costs. (For more tips, be sure to listen to our entire webinar, The Shipping Environment – What You Need to Know […]


Mail Compliance: The Evolution and Today’s New Trends

by Janet Granger | April 29, 2013 | No Comments

mail compliance and mail operations

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, […]


The Full-Service Intelligent Mail Barcode – Requirements for 2014

by Janet Granger | April 22, 2013 | No Comments

Pile of mail with Intelligent Mail barcode

The Intelligent Mail®  barcode (IMb) “Basic-Service” is now required (as of January 27th) for a mailer to receive automated mail discounts.  The USPS® has also announced that the “Full-Service” Intelligent Mail barcode will be a requirement as of January 26th, 2014. WEBINAR: The Full-Service IMb – Requirements Planned for 2014 When:  May 14, 2013, 1:00 […]


Tips on Shipping Costs and Logistics for 2013 and Beyond [Webinar]

by Janet Granger | April 10, 2013 | No Comments


On April 9th, 2013 Pitney Bowes transportation and logistics  expert, John Kruzan, shared current trends in the shipping management environment and provided tips on how to decrease your company shipping costs and increase effectiveness given the current industry trends. The Shipping Environment – What You Need to Know in 2013 and Beyond – Webinar Playback […]


How to Get Management to Pay More Attention to Your Mail Center

by Janet Granger | April 8, 2013 | No Comments

Mailman with clipboard and box - mail center and mail manager

In our previous blog post and webinar on The Top Concerns of Mail Center Managers, we discussed the challenges that mail center managers face when trying to align their goals with upper management. The main hurdle that mail center managers face is that upper management generally does not understand the mail system and its complexities. Mail […]