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COA, Ancillary Service Endorsements and Postage Rates

Undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail is forwarded, returned to sender, or treated as dead mail as authorized for the particular mail class. An mailer endorsement is used to instruct the Postal Service regarding the mailpiece’s appropriate disposition upon determining that it is … Continue reading

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Are new postage rates justified in direct mail?

All things being what they are, I am normally one of the first people to bash large bureaucratic entities such as the US Postal Service. The monopoly that they hold over the industry, the civil service mentality and attitude as … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail – Sin #7

…and how our clients avoid them and save thousands Finally we can confront Sin #7: Direct Mail Sin #7 Proof sign-offs taken too casually Every job that we receive with electronic files requires some kind of manipulation or adjustment prior … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail – Sin #6

…and how our clients avoid them and save thousands We continue along with Sin #6: Direct Mail Sin #6 Don’t use MS Excel for databases Excel sucks for databases. I don’t know how else to put it. Sure, everybody has … Continue reading

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Direct Mail Flats Postage Rates are Under-Attack

What do you get when you take the heaviest piece of mail possible and force it to either jump through hoops or pay huge postage increases? You get the single largest opportunity for the US Postal Service to increase its … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail – Sin #5

…and how our clients avoid them and save thousands We continue along with Sin #5: Direct Mail Sin #5 Permits, postage and endorsements The US Postal Service requires your postage to be paid at the time they accept your mailing. … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail – Sin #4

…and how our clients avoid them and save thousands We continue along with Sin #4: Direct Mail Sin #4 Varnish or aqueous coatings Some customers often need stuff printed and mailed much quicker than the normal required time. This crunch … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail – Sin #3

…and how our clients avoid them and save thousands We continue along with Sin #3: Direct Mail Sin #3 Direct mailer approval before printing Our job at CSG Direct is to help your designs and offers make it through the … Continue reading

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First-Class Postage Rates Increase Hides the Real Story

We just completed the update on our postage rates short sheet that we share with our clients and prospects alike. It’s a quick glance sheet of the most common rates achieved with all of our mailing services clients. You can … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Direct Mail – Sin #1

…and how our clients avoid them and save thousands After 20 years in direct mail I am still surprised to see some of the same problems in the industry today that we dealt with over a decade ago. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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