Archive for July, 2009

What is involved in doing a drop shipment?

As stated in an earlier blog, drop shipments are not for everyone. It really needs to make sense for a drop shipment to be cost effective. When we do a drop shipment, we process and address the mailing as we normally do, except after it’s verified at the post office, we bring it back to our facility. We have a relationship with a freight service that only handles drop shipments. We prepare the mailing for them and then arrange for them to transport it to the appropriate post office.

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July 31, 2009 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

Why can’t exact postage be decided before you have the list? Who decides the range for postage and why is there a range?

Postage rates are determined by the US Postal Service. In order to get your exact postal rates, we must process your list and prepare the postal paperwork for the USPS. In order to do this ahead of time for a postage quote, we would need your list and your completed checklist. Your checklist tells us how to remove duplicates from your list and if you want to add “Or current resident/business” to the mailing.

July 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm Leave a comment

Why do I continue to get returns after cleaning my list?

Clean Your ListStatistics show that approximately 40 million consumers moved last year. When a consumer moves and completes a move update card through the USPS, it normally takes a month or so to get updated at the US Postal Service. If the consumer does not complete a move card, it will take much longer. This is why you will always receive some returns on a mailing. Many times you will receive returns long after the mailing went out as the USPS does not treat returns as a priority.

For more info, check out this earlier post https://mailingserviceswithmelissa.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/why-do-i-have-to-clean-up-the-list-i-ordered/.

Best, Melissa

July 16, 2009 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

Why do I have to clean up the list I ordered?

When you order a mailing list, it usually becomes your list for one year. For that time, you have the freedom to maintain and update the list which is definitely in your best interest. Deleting returns from your list will help to keep it up to date and reduce postage waste. If you need help, just call our Mailing Services Dept. and we can walk you through it!

July 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm 1 comment

What is the best way to handle returned postcards?

Returns are inevitable as there is no such thing as a perfect list. Our lists are guaranteed 90% deliverable, excluding vacant returns. You should remove any “undeliverables” from your mailing list before mailing to it again. This will help to keep your list up to date and reduce waste on postage costs.

Best,

Melissa

July 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm 1 comment


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