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Postage Rates Are Going Up. What You Can Do About It

It’s been a rumor that’s been floating around– and while it’s not a done deal until it’s a done deal, it looks like the USPS will be raising its mail rates again in early July 2022 From the official materials we’ve seen, here’s the simplest breakdown: a piece of...

7 Creative Ways to Solve Your Staffing Issues

The headlines have been showing it for months: filling positions has been a challenge like never before. The pandemic has created new workplace demands and conditions that business owners are trying to get their arms around. Simply put, a lot of great hires are out...

Make Your Mailing List Do More

The Data and Marketing Association notes that 90% of direct mail gets opened vs 20-30% of emails. With numbers like that, any business whose mailing list isn’t the most robust it can be is really losing out. The mailing list is one of the most critical and valuable...

OUTSOURCING

A new year brings plans to make your business better and more productive. That means reviewing/updating best practices, giving a closer look at the balance sheet, and finding ways to make everything run more efficiently and profitably. That may seem like a lot, but...

3 Ways to Stretch Your Postage Dollars

So many things are done digitally these days, but real-live actual mail is still a big part of every kind of business – from county offices and schools, to hospitals and manufacturers. And whether it’s invoices or packages, there are always postage costs involved....

STAMPS: MORE INTERESTING THAN YOU THINK

Those little squares called “stamps”: we take them for granted (until we need one to mail a birthday card or bill). Stamps (and postage in general) are such a fixture in our daily lives that we kind of ignore them. But they have an interesting history, so here are...

GET RID OF YOUR POSTAGE MACHINE(S): HERE’S WHY

For way too long, too many businesses have opted to do their own postage and mailing. That has meant crowding precious office space with big, bulky equipment. It’s meant using staff to operate it, then haul mail to the nearest post office, when they could be doing...

How Did Mail “Get There” Back In the Day?

We take our daily mail delivery for granted. But let’s jump back a few hundred years: if you wanted to send birthday greetings, important news,  or anything else, it wasn’t so easy. There was no Fed X or Amazon Prime deliveries. It was...complicated. The earliest...

DECODING THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF MAIL

Let’s face it: deciding which class of mail is the most cost-and-time efficient for your business can be a little bit like trying to choose from a gigantic diner menu. First-class? Flat rate? Retail ground? Priority? Corporate Mail and Data Services (CMADS) has been...

CHANGES COMING TO THE USPS: WHAT TO EXPECT

The current Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, recently rolled out a 58-page plan called “Delivering for America”  which establishes some fairly big changes for the post office over the next ten years. So which ones will have the biggest impact on your business?...

FAMOUS POSTAL PEOPLE (WHO AREN’T ON THE STAMPS)

From the clerk at the window, to the carrier who delivers your mail, postal workers are part of our everyday lives. It is all too easy to just see their uniform or the familiar mail truck, and not think about the actual person doing the job. That’s why we wanted to...

WHAT IS CO-MINGLING?

There’s “mingling,” as at a cocktail party. Then there’s “co-mingling.” What’s THAT all about? If you’ve been looking into using a pre-sorted mail service, you may have run across the term as it relates to mail pieces and discounts. Let’s break it down for you. The...

WELCOME

We’re glad you’ve discovered our brand new site for Corporate Mail and Data Services! While our company has been around for over 20 years, we’re continually finding ways to provide customers (old and new) with even better products and technology to make their mail,...

HOW “TOUCHLESS” MAIL CAN INCREASE YOUR CASH FLOW

Despite all the ways technology has changed how we pay bills onlinebilling, fact is, the postal service is the way most companies send critical financial information to their customers and clients. The post office was established in 1775 (with good ol’ Ben Franklin as...