Category Archives: Cost Savings

White Paper: Infinity Resources Cuts DVD Postage 145%

Easing Postage Pressures How to Get in Shape and Optimize Savings Executive Summary ●      After the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) restructured rates in May 2007, Chicago fulfillment company Infinity Resources, Inc. saw its postage costs increase 166% for media mailed … Continue reading

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Standard Mail Price Up 14% from 2008

New Standard Mail pricing implemented today, May 11th, 2009 show significant increases on flats, NFMs, and Parcels.  Hardest hit are customers shipping light weight packages like CDs, DVDs, and video games. Under last years rates, shipping a 4 ounce DVD … Continue reading

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Mail Volume Drops, USPS Price Increases 15%

I awoke this morning to a news report of the USPS increasing postage by $0.02 today.  The report went on to mention that USPS rates have increased across the board with an average increase no greater than the Consumer Price … Continue reading

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First Class Mail Holds Steady

My quick analysis below shows that the Postal Regulatory Commission has held steady to their word of increasing postage rates in line with the Consumer Price Index.  Rates for 2009, implemented today show a 3% increase over 2008. Interesting to … Continue reading

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USPS Investment Puts Money in Your Pocket

About a year ago, the U.S. Postal Service put out a detailed report on exactly how its investment in technology has “revolutionized the way the USPS processes flat mail.” It was such an important operational shift that the USPS moved … Continue reading

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CD, DVD, and Game Shippers Take Brunt of USPS Increases

About a month ago I wrote about how companies mailing small, light-weight packages would see a significant increase in the May 2009 United States Postal Service (USPS) price increase. Hold on to your chair, the increase is roughly 30%. Here … Continue reading

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10,000 Solutions: Why I’m Allergic to Corrugate Boxes

After 35+ years of inventing packaging and printing solutions, I think I have developed an allergy to wasted money. I can smell it from a mile away. My all-time favorite overspending faux pas is the over-use of dependable, ever-present, and … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Takes on a New Dimension

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPj50_-2Op4] Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley? Flat Stanley, the storybook character, is something of a grade school celebrity.  As my mother read this book aloud to my son the other day, the parallels between the Flat Stanley story … Continue reading

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Internet To Reduce E-Mail Delivery To 6 Days A Week

Source – The Onion – INTERNET HEADQUARTERS—Speaking on behalf of the overburdened World Wide Web, Internet representatives announced Monday that all Sunday e-mail service would be discontinued as part of a new cost-cutting measure. “Any correspondence sent after 11:59 p.m. … Continue reading

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Rate Increases Target Small Parcel Shippers

This past week, Patrick Barnard wrote an interesting piece in Multichannel Merchant about how small parcel shippers are taking the brunt of USPS price increases. The USPS introduced shaped based postage back in May of 2007. In May of 2008, … Continue reading

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