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.
Can you send mail on USPS postal holidays? Sure you can!
Let’s face it, we don’t all get the same paid holidays that the United States Postal Service (USPS) employees get. In 2012, the USPS is closed for 10 holidays.
However, if you are working and you need your mail to go out, LetterStream has the ability to mail your letters on many postal holidays. While the post office front counters are closed and mail carriers are off, there are some holidays that the post office back office is still on duty.
So, “Yes”, the USPS accepts and processes our mail on President’s Day (Washington’s birthday), Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day and MLK Day.
If you are like us and are working those days, feel free to send your mail to us and we’ll get it mailed on the Holiday for you!
We were contacted the other day to help one of our customers with a fairly large Certified Mail job.
It wasn’t our largest USPS Certified Mail project, but with more than23,000 certified letters, it was still a lot of certified letters (see actual picture).
In addition to printing, folding and inserting the certified mail for our client, we also licensed a cobranded version of our website so their clients could log in and check the status and retrieve signatures of any piece of mail.
The job went out quickly and easily and provided everyone involved complete USPS tracking information as well as electronic signatures, matched with the mail piece.
Big or small, whether you’ve got a single certified letter or thousands, our automated processes will make it easy.
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)
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.