Mail Room: Ask Sandra
Sandra Long, vice president, Printer Market and Customer Development, Pitney Bowes, answers readers’ questions about mailing. Send your questions to her at Sandra.Long@pitneybowes.com.
Q: How do I get educated on the USPS and stay up to date? I want to be ahead of my customers when they bring their jobs into my shop for printing and mailing.
A: The best way to stay informed of potential (proposed) and upcoming USPS changes is to sign up for the DMM Advisory on the USPS Postal Explorer website at http://pe.usps.gov/dmmAdvisory.asp. In doing so, you’ll receive emails directly from the Postal Service regarding regulatory changes that they’re proposing, as well as final notifications regarding changes. The advisories include links to important documents and other related USPS sites.
The USPS also has a free publication MailPro that is very helpful; you can subscribe to it at http://about.usps.com/mailpro/welcome.htm.
Consider joining and participating in your local Postal Customer Council because you can keep up to date and network with area businesses at the same time. September 21 is National PCC day, so you can get involved right away. For more information, see https://www.usps.com/business/local-pcc.htm.
If you are working with an equipment or software supplier in the mailing industry, ask them about availability of postal education classes, e-learning modules, on-site coaching, and postal advising software and cloud-based capabilities.
Staying on top of the latest postal news will give you added credibility with your customers and the ammunition to be more competitive and creative.
More information: http://www.myprintresource.com/10007238