There’s a reason the postal slogan doesn’t mention hurricanes when talking about the conditions in which they deliver mail.
It turns out that Hurricane Sandy is already effecting postal deliveries all along the eastern shores. As we write this, most retail (post office counter) and BME (business mail entry unit) centers in Long Island, New York and along the New Jersey shore are closed. Many other states are reporting retail operations being affected and/or closed along the coast.
For the latest information about current mail delivery status, visit the United States Postal Service (USPS) Mail Service Updates page.
And, in case you wanted to know, the saying “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is not a motto or creed of the post office, but it is an inscription from the James Farley Post Office in New York City.
I just received this video from our friends at ProCopy Office Solutions. It shows a copier that they dropped from a 75 foot high crane in 2011. Pretty awesome!
This year, they are doing it again, and are having a contest for a free copier and a trip to the Bahamas if you can tell them why you have THE worst copier. You can see the details at http://www.procopyoffice.com/.
They are also allowing local businesses to drop their worst copiers for a $25 donation to the local Big Brother Big Sister organization.
Did LetterStream want to drop a copier? Absolutely! But not because we have any bad ones… all of ours make excellent copies and we don’t want to lose any of them. So instead we made a donation as though we were dropping our 8 biggest and best copiers… we can’t wait to see the ProCopy video for this year!
For all you new followers on social media, here’s a quick update on who we are and what we do…
LetterStream is a printing and mailing company. Whether you need to send a single letter or one hundred thousand, LetterStream has a quick and easy solution.
Most of the time our customers create their entire mailing in less than 2 minutes on our website.
So, if you’re not a fan of licking your own envelopes or have had onetoo many all-night mail stuffing parties, you owe it to yourself to give us a call or explore our website to learn more. I’m sure we can help!
Want to give us a try? Use the following promotion code to get up to $20 off your first order. Hurry, the code is only good for 10 more days! (First order needs to be placed by Oct 31, 2012 or credit disappears)
You might wonder about the term “over communicate.” We use the term quite often internally; not because we like senseless chatter, but because we think it is important to keep everyone informed of what is happening around them.
We probably tell some people things they don’t need to know and we probably get a little wordy when we train our staff, but we believe it is better to provide too much information than too little. When everyone is in the loop and gets the big picture, we find that fewer mistakes and/or misunderstandings occur.
One of the ways we attempt to over communicate with our customers is through our email tools. We send emails when someone establishes a new account, when we get a job, when we mail a job, when we hold a job, when we shred a job, if account balances fall below thresholds, if a job is ready for review, and probably a half a dozen other reasons.
Since we believe this is good for us to do internally and externally, we’ve created ways for you to over communicate with your team as well. You can now let others know when you send a mailing, when a proof is ready for their review, and much more.
* Check out all our notification options by selecting “System Notifications” under the “My Account” section of the website.
We just returned from a trip to Las Vegas for the 2012 National CAITrade Show.
This show was the debut of our new booth and newly redesigned brochures. We enjoyed seeing many of our customers at this show; it’s always great fun to hear how we liberate them from the folding and stuffing process of getting a mailing out the door.
It was great to see the traction of our mail-makingAPI. Several of the software companies attending were already displaying the LetterStream partner logo and many others expressed interest in connecting to our servers via the API in order to send postcards, first-class mail and certified mail.
Currently we have partners consisting of community management software companies, collection companies, legal document prepares and large certified mail senders integrating with us.
Well, LetterStream.com has come a long way and we have our loyal customers and outstanding employees to thank.
Thanks to them, we have made the INC Magazine 5000 list for 2011!
We always strive for continued improvement, and as part of that we are releasing a revamped website along with this new blog. We hope you’ll add your email address on the right side of this page and follow our random thoughts about printing, mailing, software development and whatever else comes to mind (you might just see some recipes, musings about music or maybe some fishing tips from some of our talented employees).
Thanks again for supporting us and we look forward to continued mutual success!