Archive for August 20th, 2013

When Mistakes Happen : Target Marketing

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When Mistakes Happen : Target Marketing.

Great post, worth reviewing.  Everybody makes mistakes, it’s all about what you learn and how you recover from them that counts.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 20th, 2013 at 11:58 am

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USPS Full Service Intelligent Mail Fact Sheet

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FullServiceIntelligentMailFactSheet.pdf.

Interesting to note the “benefits” listed in the left hand column…
Reduce Costs 
Receive automation price discounts…already do that with Basic IMb now.  Only reason Full Service has to be done in the future to get auto discounts is because Full Service was made a requirement
Eliminate permit fees and Use the same permit at any location – these are in reference to Mail Anywhere and Pay Anywhere programs.  Mail Anywhere is still in pilot, with national deployment listed as Summer 2013.  Pay Anywhere is also still in pilot, with national deployment for “late 2013”.  Here is an overview posted at RIBBS on these programs.

The other two benefits listed are Accurate Delivery (“Free” Full-Service ACS) and Mail Visibility.  More on those two items in a future post.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 20th, 2013 at 11:25 am

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Meet the top 10 richest members of Congress

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The Hill Newspaper released its annual report Tuesday on the wealth of members of Congress, revealing the richest lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who began building his fortune 30 years ago by founding the company that makes Viper car alarm systems, tops the list this year with an estimated net worth of $355.4 million.

Issa’s estimated net worth has more than doubled in the past year, according to the The Hill’s 2012 list, in which he ranked third.

via Meet the top 10 richest members of Congress – Yahoo! News.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 20th, 2013 at 10:55 am

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USPS By/For Fact Sheet

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USPS Fact Sheet Regarding Full Service By/For Information

Full‐Service Requirement:  Mailing Agent (By) and Mail Owner (For) information must be identified in the electronic documentation for all
for all Full-Service mailings.

Beware.  Why does the USPS want this information so badly that  they are mandating it? 

Not only is it being required, the Postal Service actually changed the definition of “Mail Owner” in order to suit this mandate.

The USPS wants to use this information to compete with their mailing agent “partners” on an uneven playing field, forcing the sharing of client information that is really none of the USPS business.  The USPS should gather prospect information like everybody else, and should not be allowed to force disclosure. 

Think about it.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

August 20th, 2013 at 10:39 am

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