Category Archives: Cost Savings

Hall of Shame #11: Reach Out and Touch Someone

I have been a loyal AT&T Wireless customer since 1996, long before mobile phones were not the mandatory business tools they are today.  I have watched the Company re-brand itself more times than Madonna.  Ah the memorable slogans – More … Continue reading

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USPS Appeals Postal Regulatory Commission’s Rejection of Price Increase

Late-breaking news learned here at the EMA annual meeting in Kansas City where the U.S. Postal Service is, is a hot topic for obvious reasons. We told you here about how the USPS’s request to raise its prices more than … Continue reading

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Breaking News: PRC Denies USPS Exigent Rate Case

With a surprising and unanimous decision, the Postal Regulatory Commission has thrown out the USPS request to increase postal rates by 5.4%. What does this mean for businesses dependent on the USPS?  It means no postal rate increases at all … Continue reading

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MTAC Conference on Vendor Innovation Within USPS

For the first time, Conformer has been invited to attend next weeks USPS Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meeting by Susan Plonkey, President of Mailing and Shipping Services. Susan, along with Jack Potter, USPS Postmaster General will be leading a … Continue reading

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Conformer to Speak at Envelope Manufacturers Conference

The executive team here at Conformer, Marvin, Sari, and I will be participating in a presentation and panel discussion at the Envelope Manufacturers Association fall conference.  The topic of discussion is a core value of our organization — innovation. The … Continue reading

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News from Postmaster General Jack Potter

Greetings from National Postal Customer Council Day, aka National PCC DAY. I attended this event in San Francisco while my colleagues Marv and Bob heard Jack Potter speak live to the NY chapter. My live televised version of this events … Continue reading

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Uncommon Economic Indicators, Post Office Sale?

National Public Radio in NYC has been running a series recently called Uncommon Economic Indicators. Here is an unfortunate sign of the times. The USPS is currently running a summer sale for high volume, high saturation standard mail customers.  Now, … Continue reading

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Girls Gone Wild, Hot For Conformer

I was up late last night watching an exciting stage of the Tour de France when a Girls Gone Wild infomercial came on.  Suddenly, I thought (as any man would), “Wow, these girls get great postage rates thanks to Conformer.” … Continue reading

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Hall of Shame #3: Do As I Say And Not As I Do

I recently bought postage stamps from the USPS website.  Shipping and handling cost me a buck but it was very convenient, and I know the USPS can use the cash.  The USPS could have put my 2 oz. stamps in … Continue reading

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Hall of Shame #2: Why creative folks should consult with postal folks

Last night I flipped through my mail to find an “Invitation” to a special event at a fancy shoe store on Madison Ave.  Okay, my wife received it, but I opened it… Error #1 – The fancy 6 x 8 … Continue reading

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