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Blog: Mailing

New Features, Cost Savings Add Value to PO Boxes

February 27, 2017

USPS PO Boxes
*Photo credit: USPS.com 

Did you know the USPS® just added new features to their PO Box service? Maintaining privacy, securing access, and separating business from personal mail are just some of the reasons small businesses get a USPS PO Box. Newly introduced features provide additional...

Reach Up to 5,000 Customers Without a Mailing List

December 20, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Courtesy of the USPSCourtesy of the USPSOne of the pain points for business owners is finding cost-effective channels for reaching new customers and keeping in touch with existing ones. Small and medium businesses (SMB) are often challenged to find the time and money to build a quality mailing list consisting of the right customers....

Demystifying DIM Weight for 2017

December 20, 2016
Author: Contributed by Krish Iyer

Admittedly, DIM Weight policy is not the easiest comprehensible aspect of shipping. The recent DIM weight policy changes by major shipping carriers FedEx and UPS have further compounded the confusion surrounding DIM weight for shippers. Let us break-down the major 2017 DIM weight changes in...

FedEx, UPS Amend Money Back Guarantee Policies on Holiday Late Deliveries

November 30, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Usually, when a UPS or FedEx package is delivered after the guaranteed time, you are entitled to a refund credit for the shipping charges. Though these refunds are not automatic but are only given upon request, customers are entitled to them under both carriers’ money back guarantee...

Don't Overstuff Priority Mail Envelopes, Says USPS

November 21, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It may be very tempting during the holidays to overstuff your Priority Mail® envelopes, as after all the Post Office™ says “if it fits it ships”, right? That is quite a bit of a stretch of the Priority Mail catchphrase. The U.S. Postal Service® is reminding holiday shippers to resist the urge to...

Your Return and Exchange Policy is a Real Big Deal for Customers

November 17, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

With over 40% of holiday purchases made online during 2015, it is no secret that the internet has become the new shopping mall. However, while customers are making more purchases online, they are also increasing their rate of returns and exchanges. Therefore, a concise, clear and  solid return...

The Holiday Shipping Guide for Small Businesses

October 17, 2016

How to Manage Increasing Package Volume and Customer Expectations

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. Research by the National Retail Federation shows that the stakes are high as more than 40% of holiday purchases are made online. While the holiday season...

Four Traits of High Performing Small Businesses

October 4, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It is a matter of looking at the glass half-full, instead of half-empty. While much of the focus has been on the 50 percent failure rate of small businesses, there is the other half that we can learn from. America’s best interest lies in encouraging and promoting the success of a small business,...

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