The U.S. Postal Services delivers more than 6 billion packages annually and expects total package volume to increase approximately 7% by FY20301. Many of those include mail larger than a standard envelope (flats) but smaller than a parcel or shipping box. Enrollment kits from healthcare companies, orders from booksellers, and catalogues from retailers are included in this category.
If you need to reach the maximum number of customers with a powerful eye-catching direct mail campaign at the lowest possible cost, bulk postcard mailing easily offers the best value.
First, you must ensure your direct mail postcards meet the sizes and quantities required by the USPS® to be eligible for either Standard letter rates or First-Class® presort postcard rates. Then it’s a matter of choosing whether to do the presort work yourself or engage a presorting service.
Marketing Mail® is enjoying a renaissance—and for good reason. No form of digital communication beats the response rates of mail by post. The trick is making it and your other business mailings cost effective. That’s where bulk mail rates enter the picture. But before you can realize those high-volume savings, you first must meet all the US Postal Service® bulk mail requirements.
Not sure how many pieces of mail qualifies for bulk rates or how to apply for a USPS bulk mail permit? Here’s the latest on USPS bulk mail and presort requirements.
If you’re a non-profit organization or a business that provides direct mail services for non-profits, you could be eligible for non-profit postage rates. Learn whether your non-profit mailings or those of your clients qualify.
No business can do it alone. That’s why the USPS® works with third-party presort service providers to share the workload.
Sometimes referred to generically as mail processing centers or mail sorting centers, these third-party facilities provide postal services to businesses—including pick-up, commingling and induction into the USPS network.
Learn how Pitney’s Bowes 40+ First-Class® and direct mail centers leverage proprietary technology and our workshare partnership with the USPS to help businesses unlock new efficiencies, savings and productivity.
Working remotely has quickly evolved from an employee perk to the new normal. One operational business function being impacted by this transition is shipping and mailing. Every employee is now a potential business shipper and mailer; it no longer falls on one dedicated team in one part of the office. But that also means everyone suddenly has a lot to learn.
Fashion retail is currently the largest B2C segment in ecommerce with a global market value of $759.5 billion in 2021 and a projected value of $1.0 trillion by 2025. Those numbers should make every online seller of apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories stand up and take note.
As such, online shopping has become the primary focus of the industry. The opportunities are boundless, but the challenges shouldn’t be overlooked. Let’s explore each step in the fashion ecommerce sales and fulfillment process and discuss the ways your online fashion brand can circumvent problems and embrace opportunity.
Retailers have been utilizing ePacket delivery in their order fulfillment strategy since the service was first launched over a decade ago. Implemented to help ecommerce businesses send lightweight packages from China to the US and other participating regions, ePackets offer the benefits ecommerce consumers demand: affordable shipping and reliable tracking.
Learn more about the intended tracking, shipping time and cost of ePackets and the ways that recent events have impacted the benefits of ePacket delivery.
What’s changed for ecommerce retailers since the USMCA agreement went live on July 1, 2020? What’s the difference between the old NAFTA and the USMCA? What are the benefits of USMCA for ecommerce? The disadvantages? And most importantly, will USMCA impact the brand promise you make to your cross-border customers to ship your product to their doorstep quickly with no hidden fees?
We’ll try to answer these questions and more about the USMCA and your cross-border business here.
Just when you thought you had all that ecommerce jargon and all those shipping acronyms down pat, you decide to take your ecommerce business global—or at least across the border to your north or south. Now you have incoterms, ePackets and DDPs to contend with. Becoming fluent in international trader speak is a great first step in your cross-border journey.
With global ecommerce the new norm, brands big and small are preparing to take the plunge—or at least test the waters of a specific international market. But without a solid cross-border ecommerce strategy, they do so at considerable risk.
Before your business starts taking those international orders there’s eight cross-border e-commerce challenges you should be aware of and prepare for as you define your cross-border strategy.
Customers today expect a personal relationship and consistency of experience, regardless of when or where they engage with you, shared Andy Reid, Pitney Bowes global director of customer information management (CIM).
Your company is growing. Your sales teams have filled the sales pipeline and you're trying to keep up with demand. The next move is to invest in the heavy equipment that will help you grow your business.