Category Archives: Mailers / Envelopes

#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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“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

Recent chatter among my non-envelope industry friends reminds me of Mark Twain’s famously misquoted quote, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Just yesterday, in response to National Envelopes bankruptcy filing, the Dallas News quoted Envelope Manufacturers Association front-man … Continue reading

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USPS Pursuing New Packaging for Priority Mail

I recently attended an Envelope Manufacturers of Association (EMA) webinar featuring Gary Reblin, Vice President of Domestic Products, USPS. Reblin is responsible for the growth and development of all postal mailing products and services and customer service improvements.  The EMA … 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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USPS Getting “Competitive” With Lightweight Parcels

Announced a few days ago through the Federal Register, the USPS has asked the Postal Regulatory Commission to transfer single-piece first class mail (lightweight parcels under one pound) from the Mail Classification Schedule’s Market-Dominant Product List to its Competitive Product … Continue reading

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Maybe ‘Paperless’ Has Gone Too Far?

Domtar, “the sustainable paper company” has recently released a really short film that puts a very funny spin on the paperless movement allegedly sweeping the nation.  This video is a must-see! I say allegedly because going paperless is often (1) … Continue reading

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Is E-Marketing Environmentally Friendly? Think Again.

I often hear the “paper is bad for the environment” perspective here in Silicon Valley, home of our West Coast office.   However, the more relevant question might be, “Compared to what?” Unless I missed the memo, sales and marketing … Continue reading

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Canada Post Switches to Conformer® Mailers

Customer-friendly mailers offer improved functionality and durability for prepaid Xpresspost™ and Priority™ Next A.M. shipments Conformer Products Inc. is proud to announce that Canada Post, Canada’s largest retail and transportation network, is switching to Conformer products for its Xpresspost™ and … Continue reading

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