Tag Archives: Postal Savings

Hall of Shame #5, S&H

How many times have you shopped online only to abandon your shopping cart when you see the shipping and handling charge?  I do it all the time. When I talk to the packaging industry about changing packaging to improve postage … 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 #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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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 DVDs, CDs, and Now Blu-ray as USPS Flat

We had reported back in April of 2008 that under USPS pricing, mailing a 4-ounce CD in a jewel case by standard mail cost $1.36 in traditional packaging. Packed in a Conformer media mailer, postage drops to $0.52 as an … Continue reading

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Conformer Media Mailer First to Get USPS Green Light

The Conformer Media Mailer is the first to get the USPS ‘green light’ to ship as an automated flat. It’s quite an accomplishment – given the strict requirements imposed by the postal service – and one that only Conformer Products … Continue reading

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