Mailer Solutions

Keep US Posted Campaign Launches to Advocate for U.S. Postal Service Reform
October 12, 2021 at 2:23 pm

In the shadow of the largest postage hike in more than a decade and official service delays affecting First Class mail as of Oct. 1, a new campaign called “Keep US Posted” is being launched. Keep US Posted will engage Americans in advocating for postal policy that preserves essential services, while accentuating the way our mail system...

Pressure Seal Is an Efficient Mailroom Process—Here's How to Pitch It to Clients
June 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

Using pressure seal forms has become known as a cost- and time-saving method for businesses, but there are still a multitude of companies missing out on the benefits they offer. After this past year—a time when the stability of even strong, long-standing businesses was tested—maybe end-users will be more open to what distributors have to say about a product that...

FedEx, UPS Increase Shipping Surcharges as Pandemic Supply Chain Issues Stick Around
June 1, 2021 at 12:16 am

Both UPS and FedEx have announced additional peak surcharges as a result of the pandemic’s continued disruption of the shipping industry. FedEx announced increased fees on Peak – Residential Delivery Charge for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground domestic; Peak Surcharges on U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services and...

Will Pandemic and Politics Put Postal Service in Peril? Here Are the Facts.
June 16, 2020 at 8:05 pm

Depending upon which experts you heed, the U.S. Postal Service is either just a few months away from insolvency or it’s in no danger of running out of cash any time soon. The purpose of accounting, one of my favorite professors used to say, is to give people the information they need to make decisions. Postal accounting, however, is more like a Rorschach inkblot test...

The U.S. Postal Service Needs Financial Protection
April 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm

COVID-19 may have frozen ad budgets, including direct mail, but the financial woes of the U.S. Postal Service have pre-dated the current crisis. Calls for postal reform to facilitate all types of fiscal fixes have gone unanswered, despite bipartisan support to get the job done...

The Long Wait is Over: USPS Promotions Back for 2019
January 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Although USPS mailing promotions took a break in 2018, they are back for 2019. This year there are five old ones and one new one. Rob Hanks of Suttle-Straus Inc. highlights them here...

USPS Rules EnvyPak's Clear Envelopes Can Reduce Postage Up to 57 Percent
August 28, 2018 at 4:47 pm

EnvyPak, Columbus, Ohio, received another new ruling from the United States Postal Service (USPS) that provides lower automation letter rates for a specially-formatted, polypropylene (poly) envelope that now does not require an affixed mailing label, can be sealed with glue applied by lettershops and is fully machine-insertable.

Mohawk Introduces ‘A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes’
August 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., announced the release of "A Maker’s Field Guide to Envelopes," the latest in a series of comprehensive, printed guides designed to inspire and educate designers, their clients and printers on...