Category Archives: Cost Savings

#1 Tip to Reduce Postage – Smaller Packaging

Until recently, if you were shipping a carton under three cubic feet, none of the carriers cared much about your box size – it was all about weight. Today, the major carriers have wised up – they want full packages … Continue reading

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Shipping Parcels Under 1 Pound? You Need Parcel Select Lightweight

Parcel Select Lightweight is an excellent alternative to Priority Mail as it allows customers to ship lightweight packages from 3.5 to 16 ounces at a per ounce rate, nearly half the price of USPS, UPS, and FedEx grounds services. Conformer … Continue reading

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Uncovering Hidden Savings within USPS Commercial Plus Cubic

If you ship small parcels, you need to know about Commercial Plus Cubic USPS launched Commercial Plus Cubic rates a few years ago. Unfortunately USPS has done a limited job of marketing and educating their commercial customers about who should … Continue reading

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Steep Discount on USPS Priority Mail Rates

Commercial Plus Cubic – Little known USPS discount that could save you bundles. The USPS launched Commercial Plus Cubic rates in 2011 with little fanfare and minimal consumer or USPS employee education.  If you Google “Commercial Plus Cubic” – you … Continue reading

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USPS – Small Parcel Dominance with Cubic Pricing

While USPS mail volume continues to slide, the USPS reported 2011 year end growth of 6.5% in parcels, likely attributed to steady growth in e-Commerce.  The 2010 Census Bureau data shows that e-Commerce grew by 16.5% from 2009 to 2010. … Continue reading

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Paper Stock 101: How Paper and Print Work Together

Matthew Feldman is a good friend of Conformer and, as CEO of Millmar Paper, knows a heck of a lot about paper stock, particularly as it relates to print.  He has established himself as a true industry innovator with the … Continue reading

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File Prep 101: Fail-Proof Proofing

Proof review is usually the last time most customers see a job before delivery.  This critical step, when done properly, prevents the unnecessary delay and expense of reprinting.  The type of proof you receive will depend on the job specifications.  … Continue reading

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File Prep 101: How to ‘Color Break’

This blog series , File Prep 101, is expressly written for people who oversee print-related projects but who may not have a formal education in graphic design.  This blog series is intended to demystify design lingo and illuminate the pre-production … Continue reading

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USPS Tutorial: How to Save Postage

It’s been four years since the U.S. Postal Service changed its price structure. That doesn’t mean that the USPS has gotten better at explaining its not-so-new rate system to customers. Their website will price your mailing, but won’t give you … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Avoid Overpackaging

Take out a measuring tape. Measure the length, width, and thickness of the contents you want to mail.  This will help you shop for the right package that will fit your contents. Don’t buy more than you need. Using a … Continue reading

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