New IPG Survey Looks at In-house Mail Services
Mail is a major part of many in-plant operations. Our data shows that more than 60% of in-plants offer mailing services. To analyze the growth of in-house mail and the opportunities mail can bring, IPG has launched a new survey. It's open to all in-plants, even those that don't offer mail services, and participants are eligible for prizes.
Preliminary results show that most respondents handle both incoming (interoffice, USPS) and outgoing (bulk, first class metered) mail, with an additional 18% providing only outgoing mail services and another 4% handling just incoming mail. In most cases (82%) the bulk mail operation resides in the same building as the organization’s incoming mail processing center, and 18% say their mailing operations are in multiple locations.
So far, the top three pieces of mailing technology in-plants plan to acquire in the next 12 months are postage meters, high-speed intelligent inserters and package tracking software.
Help us get a more complete picture of mailing services in the in-plant industry by taking our new survey.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.