October 6, 2017
As fall has arrived and it will start getting colder, I decided that we need to have one last cook out at work today. We grilled hot dogs, had all the fixings to go with it and sat down as one company. I wanted it as an opportunity to thank my great team at Burns for all their hard work. I have a team that works hard, appreciates our customers, knows the importance of getting our jobs out and giving quality work to our customers. Fall is our busiest season but we paused today to celebrate together as one team.
If you want to experience working with our great team at Burns Mailing & Printing, give me a call at 865 584-2265 or email me Phyllis Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing all of you a Happy Fall.
October 6, 2017
New prices for postage.
USPS announces changes for 2018
The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect Jan. 21.
The changes, if approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, include a 1-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 49 cents to 50 cents.
The changes include adjustments to other Mailing Services products, as well as Shipping Services products.
More information to follow on postage changes.
September 27, 2017
Thistle Print Artistry is now on ETSY
My little secret is that Burns Mailing & Printing has opened an ETSY shop. We are calling it Thistle Print Artistry and the shop is named after one of my late husband Ken’s, favorites, the thistle. He took lots of pictures of thistles. Also because of Ken’s Scottish heritage, especially the highlands of Scotland, where we fulfilled a dream of his to go to Scotland.
Since we have three graphic designers on staff and the ability to print on demand, we are offering this for people who want custom prints to frame or they can select from our ETSY site. We have just a few things up on the site but we will be putting much more up in the near future. One of our favorites is the outline of the State of TN with three stars. What Tennessean would not like that. They would make great Christmas gifts. Yes it is time to start thinking of Christmas.
Here is a link to Thistle Print Artistry; https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThistlePrintArtistry?ref=profile_shopname
September 25, 2017
Want to know about paper, submitting artwork properly, the difference between digital printing, bindery options in folding and finishing, mailing standards, classes of mail and mailing list, then email me or call for a FREE resource booklet. The booklet is not the only thing free to our customers.
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- FREE mail list queries
- FREE consultation with our customers
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A FREE Resource Guide For Printing and Mailing Projects
Call me, Phyllis Burns at 865 584-2265 or email me at email@example.com. Check us out on the web at WWW.burnsmp.com
September 25, 2017
Millennials range from ages 20 to 26
Millennials are in a category all their own. They were raised in the digital age and technology is second nature to them but that doesn’t mean that they don’t respond to traditional marketing methods such as direct mail. They are on the go, buying houses, renting apartments, buying cars and they are a force in the workplace.
What does all that have to do with direct mail?
Direct mail has continued to be a great source for marketing with a response rate of 5% as compared to digital marketing with a response rate of less than 1%. I recommend to my customers that they do both direct mail and social media marketing. Millennials are experiencing digital fatigue but they still spend a lot of time online, so use direct mail to guide them to your website or social media page and give them a reason to go to your page, such as an offer of something free such as consulting, free estimates, or a discount. The marketing landscape is always changing but direct mail remains as influential as ever, or more so. When I started in the mailing business in the early 1990’s the response rate was 2-3% and now it is 5%.
At Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. our consulting is FREE to our customers. I just showed a non-profit how to save over $4000.00 in postage and all it took was sitting down and listening to what they had been doing and what we could do for their organizations. Call me, Phyllis Burns, today for a FREE consultation 865 584-2265. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free estimate.
September 22, 2017
Joyce Robinette Haynes, Phyllis Robinette Burns & Jetty Robinette Middleton
This is a picture taken at my birthday in July. My sister Joyce baked me a caramel cake for my birthday and this weekend Joyce will have a significant birthday and I am baking her a cake. Does any one remember eating Zingers when you were growing up. I loved them. They were filled with cream and has raspberries and coconut. Before Eva’s to Go closed you could get a Zinger cake that was made with the same tastes as a Zinger. A couple of years ago I developed a recipe that was much like the one served at Eva’s and it turned out great.l Some of our crowd of birthday celebrators have gluten issues so I am making a gluten free Zinger cake as well. Don’t know exactly how that will work out but I have my fingers crossed. If you would like a copy of my Zinger cake recipe, email me at email@example.com.
Zinger cakes are great but so are sisters. Happy Birthday Joyce!