What Would Our World Be Like Without Non-Profit Organizations

May 13th, 2015

It would be hard to imagine what our world would be like if all nonprofit organizations were suddenly not there.  I have many nonprofit customers and have come to respect, admire and call them friends. I became an associate  member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2000. I actually joined to network with nonprofit folks but what I have gained from knowing them for so many years is a lot more than I expected.  You see, nonprofit folks have a heart and a passion for what they do.  Most of them are highly educated and could earn a lot more money in the for profit world, but they have a heart for the homeless, the animals, the children and the list goes on and on, of the good work that they do.

This is my 15th year as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and I hope to have many more.

“It should be our purpose in life to make a contribution, individually and collectively, to answering the world”s problems; not being part of the problem ourselves.” Andrew Cordier

New Postage Rates Take Effect May 31, 2015

May 13th, 2015

Hard to believe but first class stamps will remain the same at .49 each.
The meter price for first class is .485
International Global Forever Stamp – $1.20
Non-profit mail with a 5 digit match entered at origin – .143
Standard Mail with 5 digit mail entered at origin – .265

Other pricing on Extra Services
Price of PO boxes will increase 5.9%
Price of Certified Mail will increase 4.8%
Price of Return Receipt will increase 3.8%
Price of Registered Mail will increase 2.6%
Price of Insurance will increase 4.9%
Price of Collect on Delivery (COD) will increase 5.4%

No price change for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail or Pickup on Demand.

FREE is good

May 12th, 2015

We offer our customers FREE CONSULTATION, for design, mailing specifications, print costs and postal savings advice.

We offer our customers FREE NCOA mail list updates, such as duplicate checks and National Change of Address through USPS.

FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY in Knox County, Tennessee

FREE MAIL LIST QUERIES, for specified demography, target zip codes and specific mile radius.

FREE ESTIMATES, for design, printing, mailing, purchase of mailing lists and postage.  If we have your mailing list we can give you a project price to the penny.

New magnetic substrate for digital and offset presses

May 7th, 2015

I rarely get excited about new paper products, but the Nekoosa Paper Company has come up with one that has my attention.  It is MagneCote a  pre -magnetized paper that can be used for conventional offset and digital presses. It has been USPS approved and there are no special measures to use it in direct mail. It can be die-cut, perforated, folded, scored and saddle stitched just like any other paper.

I believe that this one is out of the ball park. Can’t wait to try it out.

Just Call Us Speedy

May 4th, 2015

Just call us speedy today because we have had our new DS-1200 NeoPost addressing and inserting machine rocking and rolling today.  We have processed 55,000 pieces of mail from 8:30 this AM until 3:15 this afternoon.  We have a project with around 400,000 and at this rate we will done ahead of schedule.

What a difference having state of the art equipment makes.  It allows us to give the customer service that our customers have come to expect of us and the type of service that we want to provide to all of our customers.

It has been a gloriously beautiful day here in East Tennessee. I am so thankful for the blessing of living in Knoxville, TN with the beautiful Smokey Mountains in the background and the spring flowers all in bloom.  I could skip all the allergies that come with spring.