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.
If you're seeking the deepest postage discounts, you’ll find them in presorted mail. So, what is presorted mail? It’s mail that's been sorted and bundled by service type, size and ZIP Code™. The USPS® follows this process to deliver mail across the country—and it rewards businesses who do the presorting work for them with generous workshare discounts.
We’ll outline the presort requirements for the two most frequently sent types of mail: Presorted First-Class Mail and Presorted Standard Mail.
Why should you consider outsourcing your mail processing? It’s all about economies of scale.
The USPS® offers postage discounts for presorted bulk mail, but many mailers and marketing service providers find it difficult to meet the quantities needed to qualify. When you add in the resources presorting mail requires—labor, transportation, floor space—outsourcing your mail processing makes even more sense
Your ecommerce sales are growing. But it’s getting harder to keep up with customer orders. Thanks to third-party logistics providers, you can continue to grow your ecommerce business without stretching your resources thin or incurring additional risks and costs.
Sometimes getting customer orders out the door feels like an even bigger challenge than getting visitors to an ecommerce site. When you consider that ecommerce brands shipped over 3,200 packages per second in 2020, there’s no shortage of opportunities for your business. Getting your ecommerce logistics strategy right is more important than ever. Let’s explore the 10 logistics challenges that online companies struggle with the most.
Ecommerce logistics, sometimes referred to as elogistics, is the process an ecommerce brand uses to get an order out the door and into the hands of the customer. After shoppers make an online purchase, the order is packed, shipped, delivered, and, in some cases, returned.
Although this process differs for every company, the ecommerce logistics of an online store includes several components
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).
The landscape for small and medium business to thrive and grow is more challenging today but presents greater opportunity than five years ago, according to President of SMB Global Solutions Mark Shearer. “Leveraging the right technology can be a significant competitive advantage,” he shared during the global #PowerofPrecision chat. His advice to SMBs:
Customer experience has been an important topic at Graph Expo 2016. At the Xplor event, sponsored by Pitney Bowes, Matt Swain of InfoTrends moderated a panel focused on the importance of delivering exceptional customer service by understanding customer expectations.