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10.13.20

2021 Postage Rate Chart Changes!

On Friday, October 9, 2020, the Postal Service filed proposed new rates with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for Market Dominant Rate Changes. Pending approval by the PRC which is expected by mid November, these rate changes will go into effect on Sunday January 24, 2021. This is a typical CPI (Consumer Price Index) based…

09.30.20

Spotlight On: Leigh Janis, Rising Star Award Honoree

Leigh Janis, our Director of Sales & Brand Strategy has been serving the PS team and the marketing industry for over 11 years. This month, Leigh Janis was honored with the Marketing EDGE Rising Star award, which recognizes her as one of the most talented professionals 40 years of age and under working in the…

09.28.20

Lifecycle of a Mail Piece

The work of postal workers, and how PS manages this information to help our clients, is incredibly valuable. It’s important to understand the mail piece lifecycle and it’s different milestones just as a postal worker does, to elevate your understanding of the post office! From the mailshop to the donor’s residence, the mail piece takes…

09.25.20

The Role of a Mailshop!

The role of a mailshop is multifaceted. A mailshop is a company that specializes in preparing direct mail packages for mailing. After all the strategy preparation, the client has supplied data, and PS has managed the printed components, everything finally comes together at the mailshop. Production Solutions’ mailshop partners are production, postal, and logistics experts…

08.31.20

Let’s Get Personal!

Who doesn’t love to get a good old-fashioned handwritten letter or card in the mail these days?  With the acceleration of technology, we are inundated with emails, 280-character tweets or 60 second TikToks.  Getting a piece of mail that you can touch and feel really stands out.  And the only mail we get any more…

08.19.20

BenLightenment: Ben’s Bookshelf 

Much has changed since the last edition of “Ben’s Bookshelf” was published in February of this year, just 6 months ago. With a positive outlook, PS President, Ben Harris, strives to constantly make his future brighter than his past. Ben says that just like food, air, and water, life-long learning has become a main priority in…

08.10.20

What’s In A Postage Rate?  

Postage can be a significant expense in direct mail, and in many cases, it can comprise the largest percentage of your direct mail expense budget. When mailing large volumes over the course of a year, incremental (even tiny) changes in postage can have a significant impact on overall postage expenses.  If you mail 1 million…

07.31.20

Don’t Let Data be Daunting!

We hear it all the time – “It’s in the data! Just look at the data for the answer!” But what exactly is data? Where do you get it? Keep reading to learn what data is, how to capture it, and how to use it in nonprofit market mailings. What is Data?  According to Merriam-Webster,…

07.27.20

Mail is Relevant Now and Into the Future! 

The world around us speeds up and waits for no one. What was once considered complex processes can now be accomplished with the tap of a finger or a click of a mouse. Because of this, fundraisers ponder serious questions about the future of their organizations, and how they will continue to raise funds (the…

07.17.20

Working Hard For YOU!

PS is working hard for you, whipping your programs into shape! We’ve got you covered – take your program to the next level with these production experts. We create solutions each day to elevate the experience of our clients, suppliers, and anyone who we come into contact with! We make it a priority to inspire…