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New Electric Vehicles to Deliver Campus Mail at Columbia
September 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm

As part of Columbia University's push for greater sustainability, the New York City university's Print, Copier, Mail & Transportation operation has made some major changes to the fleet used by its mail delivery team as it migrates from fossil fuel to clean energy vehicles.

New Package Lockers Enhance Service at Bucknell
September 6, 2019 at 10:26 am

New package lockers will shrink student lines at Bucknell University’s package pickup window, while showcasing the in-plant’s wide-format graphics and wrapping skills.

US Postal Service Reports Major Q3 Net Loss
August 14, 2019 at 10:34 am

Marketing Mail revenue declined by $121 million compared to the same quarter last year. Periodicals revenue dropped $38 million, and Marketing Mail revenue declined by $121 million. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan blames "imbalances in our business model."

The Unstoppable Move to Less Paper
July 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Each year, the U.S. Postal Service reports a steady decline in First Class Mail. Decreasing volumes combined with faster equipment means there’s too much production capacity in the industry. In a new blog, Mark Fallon, president and CEO of The Berkshire Co., looks into this unstoppable trend.

USPS Financial Condition Should Worry Printers
May 22, 2019 at 10:47 am

The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, which represents the printing and mailing industries, wants Congress to retain the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act that determines and sets price caps on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s rate-setting process for the U.S Postal Service.

University of Texas In-plant Takes on All Campus Deliveries
March 1, 2019 at 10:37 am

As you seek new services for your in-plant to offer, don’t forget to look outside the walls of your print shop. At The University of Texas at Austin, Document Solutions Director Richard Beto discovered a way to capitalize on his staff delivering print and mail to every building on campus on a daily basis.

New Research Examines In-house Mailing Operations
February 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm

To get a better understanding of the mailing services in-plants provide, how mail and package volumes are changing and which mailing technologies in-plants are installing, we surveyed our readers and are in the midst of writing a research report. Here are some of our initial findings.

USPS Promotions Are Back for 2019
January 16, 2019 at 11:01 am

After a long drought through all of 2018, the U.S. Postal Service is finally bringing back mailing promotions. This year includes some promotions from previous years, as well as one brand new promotion.

New IPG Survey Looks at In-house Mail Services
January 8, 2019 at 10:19 am

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.

Connect Print and Digital with USPS Informed Delivery
November 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm

By now you've no doubt heard of the USPS Informed Delivery program, which gives consumers a sneak peak at what's coming to their mailboxes each day. What you may not realize is that this program provides an opportunity for in-plants to add value to their customers' mailings.

Should You Use Augmented Reality With Direct Mail?
September 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

Direct mail is a very effective marketing channel; however, when you add a mobile element such as augmented reality to it, you have the opportunity to skyrocket your results. I say "opportunity" using augmented reality with direct mail, because you need to use the AR effectively.