The U.S. Postal Service delivered more than 6 billion packages in 2018, and many of those included bound and packet mail – larger than a standard envelope but smaller than a parcel or shipping box. Enrollment kits from healthcare companies, orders from booksellers, and catalogues from retailers are included in this bound and packet mail category.
If your organization handles bound and packet mail, you are well versed in the unique set of challenges that come with it.
· Prices vary by carrier, destination, size and weight, making it hard to estimate the cost of a mailing.
· Enrollment kits, annual reports and other similar items are sent out periodically, resulting in inconsistent labor requirements.
· This type of mail often comes with complicated preparation and logistical requirements, and most companies aren’t mailing experts.
If you are facing these or any other challenges with bound and packet mail, we want to show you how an experienced presort partner can simplify life and add value for your organization.
Pricing clarity is all about consistency, transparency and predictability.
When you work with the major carriers, you will be quoted a per-piece price. However, you can’t be confident that price will be the final cost. Most major carriers add in a variety of fees for fuel, address correction, delivery area, size and weight. These additional fees can put a crimp in your budget and dash whatever projections you had based on that initial estimate.
On the other hand, the right presort partner should offer a fixed per-piece price with no additional fees. This allows you to accurately predict the cost of every mailing.
Keep your employees focused on your core business.
If you are tapping into postage discounts by sorting mail yourself, you know that postage costs are not the only thing that drives up the cost of mailing bound and packet mail. Even a well-equipped mail center may not be able to efficiently print, sort and prepare this mail especially if it is only sent periodically.
Working with a trusted presort partner removes the complexity of mail sorting to obtain postage discounts. You can simply share your bound and packet mail as-is with your provider, freeing you and your employees to focus on other priorities.
A trusted presort partner should offer peace of mind. You should have confidence that partner can answer your tough questions and provide expert advice regarding bound and packet mail. Ideally, you will want a partner to be your one-stop shop for all of mailing needs, including bound and packet mail.
That’s mailing smarter.