Copier – Death by Crane (Video)

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!

Social Media Promotion Winners!

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Thanks to all who participated in our social media promotion for $100 in Starbucks gift cards!

We had four winners, one for each platform that we launched:

Facebook: Justin A.
TwitterKayza H.
Google+Christal W.
LinkedInJessica I.

Thanks again to all who entered! Keep following us for more fun contests. And if you haven’t explored our website, please check us out… especially if you send First-Class or Certified Mail.

LetterStream Does What?

LettersFor 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 one too 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)

*Promo code: 10daypromo

$100 in Starbucks Gift Cards

Starbucks Gift CardConnect with us on social media for a chance to win up to $100 in Starbucks gift cards!

We are giving away one $25 Starbucks gift card on each of our social media sites… Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Each of the following gives you one entry for a $25 gift card:

1)  Like us on Facebook

2)  Follow us on Google+

3)  Follow us on Twitter

4)  Follow us on LinkedIn

* Giveaway ends 9/6/12 at noon MST. Open to U.S. residents only.

* You are eligible to win across all platforms, giving you a chance to win up to $100 in Starbucks gift cards!

That’s all there is to it. The winner(s) will be picked on 9/6/12 and will be notified within 48 hours. Good luck!

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* Here are the links to our social media sites… we look forward to connecting with you!

Facebook  Twitter  Google+  LinkedIn

Are We Social or What?

Social Media Networks

We’ve put it off as long as we can, but we can’t seem to go anywhere without someone asking why we don’t have a Facebook page.

Ok, so here goes, once and for all… We now have a Facebook page!

Hopefully it will be instrumental in communicating constructive information to those needing a little help with their printing and mailing projects.

In addition, we’ve added ways for you to connect with us on Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or you can simply follow us on this blog.

Soon you’ll be able to subscribe to our new-and-improved e-newsletter as well.

Now that we’re Social, we’ll keep you posted!

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* Here are the links to our social media sites… we look forward to connecting with you!

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

LinkedIn

Cancelling Gym Memberships Via Certified Mail

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Don’t you hate it when gyms like Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym, or 24 Hour Fitness keep charging your credit card even after you cancel your membership?

One good way to get the charges to stop is to send a cancellation letter via USPS Certified Mail.

Google “gym cancelation letters” and you’ll find numerous articles relating to how to stop gyms from charging your credit card on a monthly basis, and they almost all have one thing in common… they state that your letter should be sent via Certifed Mail.

We’ve mailed scores of cancellation letters via LetterStream.com, as well as our partner site, OnlineCertifiedMail.com. Once you create your letter, send it Certified Mail online without a costly trip to the post office.

Fun Burrito Postcard

Unique Thank You Postcard

I was walking through our facility and saw this postcard in our production department. I’m always fascinated by the creativity of our customers and enjoy seeing unique ways to communicate information.

This particular postcard jumped out at me as it had our company name on it. Who’d be sending a postcard with LetterStream printed on the front… other than a LetterStream employee?

Turns out one of our vendors bought us lunch (which was greatly appreciated) the same day that our new tech services manager started. Our new manager learned how easy it is to make postcards as well as created a fun and creative way to say “Thank You” at the same time!

To Share or Not To Share? That is the Question

Generally it is best to share, but by sharing your LetterStream login (email) with someone else you are limiting the communication we can have with that person.

We send emails to communicate the status of a job through our production process and if we have questions or quality concerns we may need to send an email to the owner of the account. If you share your login, we may not be able to communicate critical information, possibly leaving the job creator in the dark.

It is easy to set up new accounts and to add new users to a corporate account. So feel free to share this information with others in your company, but please don’t share your login information!

Who's Faster? You or Us?

Sometimes we hear concern from mailing prospects on the east coast. Their concern is that it will take too long for mail created here in Scottsdale (Phoenix area), Arizona to make it back to the east coast.

This is a reasonable and logical concern, but we are pretty certain that our west coast mail can consistently make it back to the east coast and be delivered faster than east coast mail can.

Doesn’t make sense? Well, consider these points… When the post office is closed on the east coast, we generally have 2-3 extra hours, given the difference in time zones. We have tremendous print and mail capabilities, which means we can probably get the mail printed and inserted far faster than an in-house solution, improving our chances of getting the mail finished first.

Your jobs are not filler work for us, so we won’t put the job off to work on other projects (which we hear happens in some companies where printing and mailing isn’t their bread and butter), further improving our chances of getting the mail out at least one day faster than other companies.

And finally, the best part… our mail departs our facility after the local post office is closed, travels to a USPS acceptance facility, gets sorted to commercial airlines headed for the east coast and typically hits major east coast cities before the sun even comes up.  So, when someone is concerned about the speed of mail across the country, we simply say “West is Best!”.