Window Book Completes FAST Web Services Testing for Mail.XML 6.0

Window Book Completes FAST Web Services Testing for Mail.XML 6.0

August 25, 2009, Cambridge, MA

Window Book is pleased to announce it has completed FAST Web Services Testing and been certified for Mail.XML 6.0 including Connectivity Testing with PostalOne! and Verification Testing with FAST.  Mailers can now use Window Book’s DAT-MAIL and Post Master mailing software to submit appointments in the FAST Production environment using Mail.XML 6.0 Web Services.

FAST currently uses Mail.XML 6.0 facilitate scheduling Drop Ship Destination entry and Origin mail appointments online with the USPS®.  FAST enables mailers to create/update/cancel appointments easily via PostalOne! System.  It is designed to help mailers save time and benefit from improved induction process and receive automatic tracking of appointments.

“Using DAT-MAIL with Mail.XML 6.0 for making FAST appointments for your drop shipping is a smart way for many mailers to use Intelligent Mail Full Service,” said Jeffery Peoples, Window Book’s CEO. 

About Window Book:

Window Book has helped clients manage their operations more profitably since 1989.  A leader in mailing and shipping software for Lettershops, Corporate Mailers, Service Bureaus, and Mail Owners.  Window Book’s best-in-class postal solutions include: Intelligent Mail Full Service, PostalOne!, eDocs, Mail.dat®, Mail.XML, FAST, Bound Printed Matter, post-presort data management, entry planning, drop shipping, postage accounting, postal documentation & statements, meter and stamp management, Express Mail and Priority Mail Open and Distribute, New Commercial Plus rates, eVS, delivery confirmation, and manifesting shipping system.

 

Contact information:

Sooyoung Han

617-395-4573

Window Book, Inc.

WindowBook ‘DAT-MAIL Product User Seminar’, Chicago IL, PRINT09, September 14 and 15, 2009

 We wanted to inform you that Window Book has rescheduled its ‘DAT-MAIL’  Software User Seminar’ to September 14-15, 2009 in Chicago.

Attend our Seminar while you are at Print 09 this fall.

This is a great opportunity for you to meet our staff in person and get expert tips on how to use your program more efficiently!

Sending eDocs via PostalOne! Mail.dat

FAST appointment scheduling

Generating reports to track postage, permits, clients & jobs

Electronic Round Date Stamp (Fall 2009)

How to optimize Freight Planning and Drop Shipping

Priority Mail Open and Distribute Cost/Savings Analysis

Register for your ‘DAT-MAILTM Software User Seminar’  Register now 

Learn all the updated and new software functionalities

Work towards your certificate as a program user

Learn about new service offerings: Postal Concierge & Mailing Services

Day One Everything and anything new – improved – underutilized with DAT-MAILTM, PMOD, and Services

Day Two Advanced users and One-on-one breakouts Register now

When:  Monday, September 14th, 2009, 8am-5pm

            Tuesday, September 15th, 2009, 9am-1pm

Where: The James Chicago The James Chicago

            55 East Ontario St.  Chicago, IL 60611

            Local: 312.337.1000 Fax: 312.337.7217

            Special Room rate code: WindowBook Group

Free Print ’09 Shuttle: 2 block walk to Four Points Downtown (Magnificent Mile) Hotel, #3 Route  Free Print ’09 Shuttle

Registration fee: $60.00 per person / Discounted rate of $50 per person for 3 or more attendees from same company location.

Register now Get a FREE Print ’09 Exhibit Hall Pass when you register before 8/28! Register now

Note:

1. You will receive an Attendance Certificate for your participation. Hour(s) will be credited towards becoming a Certified WBI Software User.

2. Registration Fee is non-refundable but may be applied towards future seminars. Register now

This will be a very productive event for you and we look forward to your participation.

Please email us at postalspecialist@windowbook.com if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

J. Jeffery Peoples

CEO & Founder

Window Book, Inc.

USPS Certificate Sessions from Industry Leading Experts at DFW Mailers Conference and DFW Mailers Association Arlington TX

You are invited to DFW Mailers’ Conference on September 2nd, 2009 at the Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX.

Here are some of the highlights of the conference: Register for Conference

   Conference Educational USPS® Certificate Sessions by:

   Jeffery Peoples (CEO and Founder of WindowBook, Inc.) 

   Joyce McGarvy (VP Distribution of Crain Communications & former MTAC Chair)

   Rose Flanagan (Director of NASML & former VP of Postal Affairs, Transcontinental Direct)

   Mark Shada (President of UAA Clearinghouse)

   Raymond Chin (VP of Grayhair Software) 

   Keynote luncheon speaker, Nolan Ryan, the ‘Texas Rangers’ President and Baseball Hall of Famer

   A Pre-Conference Reception, Dinner & Panel Forum, “Survival Skills?” hosted by The DFW Mailers Association on September 1st, 2009 in Arlington TX at Cacharel Restaurant

   Jeffery Peoples (CEO and Founder of WindowBook, Inc.) 

   Joyce McGarvy (VP Distribution of Crain Communications & past MTAC Chair)

   Rose Flanagan (Director of NASML & former VP of Postal Affairs, Transcontinental Direct)

http://www.windowbook.com/PreConferenceDinnerPanel.aspx

Register for Conference

This is a great opportunity for you to network, learn about Intelligent Mail®, and earn USPS Certification.

Don’t miss out – On your knowledge of the electronic future with solutions, ideas and suggestions to assist youand your clients with the potential to save money and processing with the USPS.

Register for DFW Mailers Association Pre-Conference Dinner and Panel forum by August 28.

RSVP is required http://www.windowbook.com/PreConferenceDinnerPanel.aspx

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeffery Peoples

CEO and Founder

Window Book, Inc.

Ease Financial Strain On The Post Office Sen. Carper Introduces Bill

Sen. Carper Introduces Bill To Ease Financial Strain On The Post Office.

Sen. Carper hopes this bill will be enacted into law before Congress adjourns in August.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) today introduced legislation to help address the dire financial situation facing the United States Postal Service.

Sen. Carper, as chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the postal service, has been closely monitoring its deteriorating financial condition and has been seeking way to keep the mail flowing.

“The economic slowdown and the ever-growing electronic diversion of the mail have put a serious strain on our nation’s Postal Service,” said Sen. Carper. “We in Congress must provide some way to help preserve the vital services post offices provide for American families and businesses.”

Recently, Postmaster General Jack Potter and Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman Carolyn Gallagher notified Congress and officials at the Treasury Department that the Postal Service will not make its $5.4 billion retiree health, pre-funding payment by September 30, as required by law.

That is why Sen. Carper introduced his “Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Funding Reform Act of 2009” to restructure the postal service’s retiree health payment schedule to produce significant cost savings over the next several years. The Carper bill also gives the postal service more borrowing authority to meet its financial obligations and get through this current fiscal year and next.

“This bill will put the Postal Service on more sound financial footing as we approach the crucial holiday shopping season. I am confident that with the changes called for in my bill, the Postal Service can continue to provide the quality service we all depend on,” said Sen. Carper. “But this bill is not a silver bullet that will fix everything wrong with the Postal Service. Its management also needs to find ways to attract new business and further streamline operations. And, Congress and postal employees need to continue to work closely with management to keep the Postal Service running smoothly and reliably.”

The Postal Service expects mail volume to be roughly 175 billion pieces this fiscal year, a decline of 38 billion pieces since 2007. The Postal Service is also projecting a loss of $7.1 billion in FY2009 despite its success in working toward $6.1 billion in cost cutting in one year.

Sen. Carper hopes this bill will be enacted into law before Congress adjourns in August.

Please give Senator Tom Carper your complete support from WindowBook Inc and National Alliance of Standard Mailers & Logistics (NASML).

Contact: (202) 224-2441  Fax: (202) 228-2190

E-mail http://carper.senate.gov/contact

eDocs via PostalOne! Mail.dat or Mail.XML, PMOD and More Seminar By WindowBook

Are you trying to work with eDocs, PostalOne!, Mail.dat or Mail.XML files, Do you need to improve your method of accounting of permits, postage and and meters? Are you needing educational information on USPS TEM, Electronic Mail Acceptance and Entry? Have you ever tried using Priority Mail Open Distribute (PMOD) to make an “In-Home-Date” and reduce postage costs? Did you know you don’t have to pay up front postage for Return Merchandise Labels, you can use a permit! Did you know there is International Commercial USPS Rates – Pricing available. Are you considering switching from optional procedures to Manifest Mailing? PUB 401? Are you trying to work with eDocs, PostalOne!, Mail.dat or Mail.XML files? Do you need to improve your method of accounting of permits,  Would you like to know how to shave hours of your day with self populating mailing and financial reports?

Window Book is hosting a ‘Software User Seminar’ on August 4-5, 2009 where you can meet our staff in person and get expert tips on how to better use your program.

Please join us to discover all the new features available for your Window Book software.

Sending eDocs via PostalOne! Mail.dat or Mail.XML
FAST Web Services and Mail.XML for drop shipping
Generating reports to track postage, permits, clients & jobs
Electronic Round Date Grp. ID Stamp (Fall 2009)
How to optimize Freight Planning and Drop Shipping
Priority Mail Open and Distribute Cost/Savings Analysis

Register for your ‘Software User Seminar’ hosted by Window Book, Inc.
Learn all the updated and new software functionalities
Work towards your certificate as a program user
Learn about new service offerings: Postal Concierge & Mailing Services
Day One Everything and anything new – improved – underutilized with DAT-MAILTM, PPPTM and other software
Day Two Advanced users and One-on-one breakouts

When: Tuesday, August 4th, 2009, 8am-5pm
           Wednesday, August 5th, 2009, 9am-1pm
Where: Holiday Inn Willowbrook, Chicago, IL
Registration fee: $60.00 per person / Discounted rate of $50 per person for 3 or more attendees same company
Register now

Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn Chicago-Willowbrook-Hinsdale
7800 South Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527
ph: 630-325-6400 | Fax: 630-325-2362
Rates: $98.00 SIG/$109.00 DBL
Group Code: WindowBook
Deadline for Registration: Thu, 7/30/09

Note:
1. You will receive an Attendance Certificate for your participation. Hour(s) will be credited towards becoming a Certified WBI Software User. 2. Registration Fee is non-refundable but may be applied towards future seminars. This is your great opportunity to sharpen your skills and identify your specific needs for your company! Please email us at mailto:postalspecialist@windowbook.com?subject=Join%20Us%20at%20the%20Window%20Book%20Software%20User%20Seminar if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

 

J. Jeffery Peoples
CEO & Founder
Window Book, Inc.

July 19th 2009 USPS High Density Standard Mail Flats prices.

Summary:

Window Book releases its mailing software, DAT-MAIL, Post Master, Complete Postal Library, and Postal Business Companion, with the new July 19th 2009 USPS High Density Standard Mail Flats prices.

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Window Book’s DAT-MAIL is updated with new USPS High Density Standard Mail Flats Prices

Window Book releases its mailing software, DAT-MAIL, Post Master, Complete Postal Library, and Postal Business Companion, with the new July 19th 2009 USPS High Density Standard Mail Flats prices.

Effective July 19 pricing for Standard Mail (Regular and Nonprofit) Commercial Flats will be decreased by 0.1¢ per-piece.  For Flats weighing less than 3.3 oz, the per-piece rates are slightly lower.  For Flats greater than 3.3 oz, the per-piece rates are higher, but the per-pound rates are lower. 

This new incentive will allow High Density Flats mailers save on their mailing expenses especially during this tough economy.  For example, a mailing job of 1,000 pieces of flats which weigh .4lb/piece will now only cost $336.60 instead of $345.60.  For high volume mailers, the reduced rates will definitely yield a significant sum of savings.

“Window Book has built a set of technologies that enables mailers to update their software in advance of any postal rate change and allow them to see the difference in rates just by changing the date of mailing in the software. This enables companies to be prepared in advance and know exactly what is coming. Users can then tell their customers in advance. We are pleased to be able to offer efficient and fast rate-updates in advance of the actual effective dates for our clients,” said Jeffery Peoples, Window Book’s CEO.

Intelligent Mail® Barcode Readability Tolerances

Subject:  Intelligent Mail® Barcode Readability Tolerances

The details of the revised procedure will appear in this Friday’s (July 10) DMM Advisory

From now through November 28, 2009 the following readability thresholds for Intelligent Mail barcodes applied to Letter and Flat automation-price pieces are in effect:

a.      A mailing with an Intelligent Mail barcode readability verification result of 70 percent or higher passes verification.

b.      A mailing with an Intelligent Mail barcode readability verification result of below 70 percent will have additional postage calculated based on 100 percent of the automation-price pieces in the mailing.

The revised threshold is in effect now, but in the interest of completeness and accuracy, please direct your members to Friday’s (07-10-09) DMM Advisory.

There are a few Address Change Service (ACS) details to be resolved this week to determine how address correction information is disseminated and priced for Full Service mailpieces that have unreadable barcodes. 

A key element in this agreement was the desire by both the Postal Service and the mailing industry to get people to test and to use the Intelligent Mail barcode immediately!  Please remind your members that they should test and use the Intelligent Mail barcode now even if they are still working toward Full Service implementation.

Also please remind your members that they have two options to engage in using Intelligent Mail barcodes, Basic Service as well as Full Service.  They can work with their local Business Mail Acceptance units and Mailpiece Design Analysts to ensure their barcodes meet specifications.  Please encourage them to test their Intelligent Mail pieces before their live production runs.

USPS CANCELLED Columbus OH, on Thursday, July 9, 2009 Intelligent Mail University,

USPS NPF offices have CANCELLED the Intelligent Mail University for Columbus OH, on Thursday, July 9, 2009. USPS NPF offices plan to reschedule the same event and same location for a date in October, 2009, details will be forthcoming.

The Intelligent Mail University scheduled for Fort Worth, TX, on Thursday, July 16, 2009 will continue as planned. For additional information and to register: http://imb.npf.org/register.aspx

USPS IM University July 9th Columbus OH, Fort Worth TX July 16th, Window Book, Inc. Sponsor

  Come and join Window Book, Inc at the USPS® Intelligent Mail University ————————————————–

As a proud sponsor of the upcoming Intelligent Mail Universities, we would like to extend our invitation to you.

Please join us on July 9th in Columbus, OH and / or July 16th Fort Worth, TX.  This is your great opportunity to meet Window Book staff on-site

  • Do you need assistance getting through the Intelligent Mail Compliance Process?
  • Do you need assistance with Post-Presort Solutions, Mail.dat, Mail.XML, Spoilage Reconciliation, Freight Planning, Postage Reconciliation?

Meet with our Window Book staff member on-site and you will receive a complimentary *TagMaster CD, our USPS certified 24-digit IMB label software.

Register NOW for either location at: http://imb.npf.org/register.aspx

* We will mail you the TagMaster CD after the event.

 

 

Announcing Mary Busch, Manager Mail Transportation Services, Window Book, Inc

Mary Busch Joins Window Book as the Manager of Mail Transportation Services

June 25, 2009, Cambridge, MA

Window Book is pleased to announce Mary Busch as the Manager of Mail Transportation Services.

Mary is responsible for helping companies that drop ship mail by processing their Mail.dat files for them.  Companies that have mail data processors that need to take vacation or sick time and need an expert to actually process their mail now have a solution.  It is a temporary help service for mailers.

By working with transportation companies and drop ship mailers Mary will deliver a service when the mailer has increased demand or mail data processing workers are out.  She will enable them to process all the mail without needing to hire another full time staff member.  She will also provide them with technical support and optimal mail transportation service solutions by utilizing Window Book mailing software.  She will be offering regional training seminars on how to fully utilize all the functionalities in DAT-MAIL and providing mail processing services from preparation to delivery including file analysis, USPS entry planning, and postage statements. 

DAT-MAIL mailing software includes many features that transportation companies as well as printers and lettershops can benefit from for transportation and drop ship logistics:  Entry View, Quick Plan, Palletization, CoPal for copalletization, Freight Planning analysis, and Destination Data Distribution System for automatic database updates to the FAST destination data.  It also includes modules that you can add-on to meet your specific needs and requirements.  It is precisely this complete functionality, flexibility, and versatility that sets DAT-MAIL apart from other mailing software in the mailing industry.

Mary brings over 25 years of experience in various facets of customer service, logistics, and mail transportation.  Prior to joining Window Book, she served as the Director of Data Processing for Postal Logistics Services where she was instrumental for the start up of the company.  She also worked for RR Donnelley Logistics as a Pre-production Manager and provided their clients optimal load planning efficiencies to meet their specific requirements for mail delivery.

“Quite often, many companies are not aware of new methods they can use which may help them enhance their current system.  Others simply conduct their business the same old way they always have without considering how to improve their operation.  Mary will definitely prove to be an asset to these companies by investigating their current system, addressing their temporary mail processing needs, and helping them fully utilize all the tools available to them,” said Jeffery Peoples, Window Book’s CEO.