Automated Reprint Workflow Solutions Help Reduce Time, Cost and Resources

Automated Reprint Workflow Solutions Help Reduce Time, Cost and Resources JANUARY 25, 2017 Without automated reprint, it’s easy to forget how much a damaged piece of mail can cost a business producing transactional mail. Time, resources and trust feel impact every time a pair of hands touches a single regulated document. And don’t forget that a […]

Assessing the True Cost of Operational Downtime

Assessing the True Cost of Operational Downtime Despite innovations in print and mail production, operational downtime still hurts productivity and profit. If an employee works a little longer, they can fix minor interruptions in output that come from equipment failure. But when that downtime stretches to hours and days, the loss can hurt permanently. To […]

Direct Mail Solutions Increase Top Line, Enhance Marketing Value Chains

Direct Mail Solutions Increase Top Line, Enhance Marketing Value Chains NOVEMBER 14, 2016 The United States Postal Service delivered roughly 86 billion pieces of direct mail. Which, represents 57 percent of all postal mail deliveries in 2015. More marketers add direct mail to their integrated marketing efforts. These efforts should engage customers online and offline. […]

Postage Rate Decrease Good News for First-Class Mailers

Postage Rate Decrease Good News for First-Class Mailers NOVEMBER 09, 2016 As expected, the United States Postal Service filed their proposed 2017 price changes in October. There is a lot of buzz surrounding some of the changes, specifically the change in the “second ounce free” being up to 3.5 oz. Simplification in this case is […]

USPS Event Serves as Open Channel for Business Communication

USPS Event Serves as Open Channel for Business Communication SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 The third week of September is National PCC Week in the U.S. During this time, most regional Postal Customer Councils host their big annual events. One such was a USPS event. Local PCCs are not-for-profit organizations sponsored by the United States Postal Service (USPS) that […]

Increasing Production Capacity While Reducing Cost and Waste

Improving Mail Production, Reducing Cost and Waste AUGUST 29, 2016 Two of the biggest challenges a printing and mail production operation faces when processing statements for healthcare industry customers are accuracy and mailpiece integrity. Add more than 3 million pieces of mail monthly, and it could overwhelm any operation. That’s the conundrum North Carolina-based technology […]

The Value of Preventative Maintenance in Print and Mail

The Value of Print and Mail Preventative Maintenance AUGUST 09, 2016 The goal of a successful preventative maintenance program is establishing consistent practices designed to improve equipment performance and safety. But there is also a great debate on whether a mail preventative maintenance program is worth having in place. Many print and mail production operations […]

Is Postal Coin the Postal Currency of the Future?

Is Postal Coin the Postal Currency of the Future? JULY 14, 2016 In May, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General released a report on blockchain. Blockchain technology allows peers to exchange money, skipping a traditional financial intermediary. And, Bitcoin, a digital asset and a peer-to-peer payment system, is the most known example. The report was interesting. […]

A Day in the Life of a Parcel – Part Two

A Day in the Life of a Parcel – Part Two MAY 18, 2016 Editor’s note: This blog post is part two of a three-part series on A Day in the Life of a Parcel. The first segment introduced a few game-changing innovations early in the parcel lifecycle. This segment covers innovations in package labeling and mail […]

NPF Sees Rise in Attendance, New Technologies

National Postal Forum Sees Rise in Attendance, New Technologies MARCH 31, 2016 If the number of people visiting Bell and Howell’s booth at this year’s National Postal Forum indicated event attendance, then hosting it in Nashville, Tennessee, proved an excellent idea. According to the National Postal Forum organizers, attendance was up significantly from recent years. […]