PIASD’s Mailers Council is being designed for all companies in the printing, mailing and design industries to help members be more productive, profitable and relevant to your customers.
If you want your customers to look to you for guidance on postal Issues, postal news & MTAC, postage rates or postal regulation changes, we can help you be the industry expert.
The PIASD Mailers Council is a specialty industry group that is created to offer training programs using industry experts and present ongoing education and updates in the fast moving world of postal changes and regulations. From white papers to webinars, we will bring the latest information in an easy and concise way to be in compliance and help your customers save money. And it all comes as part of your PIASD membership!
With six (6) discount promotion programs scheduled for 2019, our experts can help you understand what pieces are eligible and how to help your clients take advantage of the savings.
We are currently aggregating the best resources to help you including Mailing Software surveys, white paper & primers, analysis of damage to direct mail in the postal stream and digital color and imaging and protective coatings in the U.S. Postal System and many more.

 

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Learn 7 Ways to Design Your Booklets Without Postal Issues

What do you mean the post office won’t let me mail it this way? This can be frustrating as well as expensive. You need to know how to design booklets to mail at the best postage rates so that you don't waste your budget on mistakes.
Since the post office has so many rules, there are many times that a design element causes a mailing to go at a higher rate of postage. In order to help you stay away from potential issues here are 7 things to keep in mind as you are preparing a booklet direct mail campaign.
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USPS Wants to Win Direct Mailers’ Hearts by Valentine’s Day

USPS has a goal — by Valentine’s Day, the agency wants to show its love for innovative direct mail. The deadline for its contest for mailers is Feb. 15. Before then, B2C pieces that employ Informed Delivery and noteworthy B2B mail can vie for Next Generation Campaign Award trophies.
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Learn 4 Ways to Design Your Postcards Without Postal Issues

Since the post office has made mailing very complicated, there are many times that a design element causes a mailing to go at a higher rate of postage. This can be frustrating as well as expensive.

Don't Waste Money on Extra Postage!
In order to help you stay away from potential issues here are some things to keep in mind as you are preparing a postcard direct mail campaign.
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Learn 7 Ways to Design Your Self-Mailers Without Postal Issues

What do you mean the post office won’t let me mail it this way? This can be frustrating as well as expensive. You need to know how to design self-mailers to mail at the best postage rates so that you don't waste your budget on mistakes.

Don't Waster Money!
Since the post office has so many rules, there are many times that a design element causes a mailing to go at a higher rate of postage. In order to help you stay away from potential issues here are 7 things to keep in mind as you are preparing a self-mailer direct mail campaign.
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The following is a statement by Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America, regarding today's U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight Financial Condition of the Postal Service hearing.
“Today Congress had an opportunity to hear firsthand about the financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service from three major stakeholders that are most impacted by it —the printing industry, postal labor unions, and the United State Postal Service.
Joel Quadracci, CEO of Quad/Graphics, a Printing Industries of America member company, provided testimony on behalf of his company and the printing industry. Quadracci also represented the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service. The Coalition, of which Printing Industries of America is a founding member, represents the mailing economy supply chain, including paper, equipment suppliers, printers, packagers, retail, and other postal customers.
The key messages Mr. Quadracci delivered in his testimony focused on practical steps Congress can take to allow for financial stabilization of the USPS. These include legislative reforms addressing health care costs of USPS employees and retirees, the untenable burden of aggressive overfunding of retiree benefits, and ensuring that the Postal Rate Commission takes into account the financial improvement of USPS post-legislation as it considers postal rate adjustments.
Just as importantly, Mr. Quadracci highlighted the commerce aspect of the postal reform issue. The Postal Service is an invaluable delivery channel for printed products, but often its impact on the private sector is overlooked. The explosion of e-commerce package delivery and associated multichannel marketing along with innovations to increase the value of direct mail means this sector is viable, but it needs business certainty and postal rate affordability. Bipartisan postal reform legislation can help bring about these outcomes in the short-term and will stabilize the Postal Service so that innovations and structural reforms may be considered in the future.
Printing Industries of America wishes to thank House Oversight Committee Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and the full committee for its attention to this critical issue and their commitment to seek solutions to solve this urgent challenge facing our industry. We look forward to working with Congress to advance meaningful postal reform legislation this year.”
Our Government Affairs & Advocacy team will continue to keep you abreast of the postal reform issues as they development in our nation’s capital.
For more information regarding today’s event, please visit the hearing’s webpage directly.

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