2017 Mobile Shopping Promotion

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) 2017 promotion and incentives program is offering another promotion, this one running from August 1 through December 31, 2017. The Mobile Shopping Promotion is designed to encourage mailers to integrate mobile technology with direct mail to create a convenient method for consumers to do their shopping. Eligible mailings will receive an upfront 2% postage discount. Register now!

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2017 Direct Mail Starter Promotion

One of the new offerings in the United States Postal Service®(USPS®) 2017 promotion and incentives program is starting next week: the Direct Mail Starter Promotion. This promotion is new for 2017, and runs from May 1 through July 31 of 2017. Registration for this promotion started on March 15, 2017 and runs through July 31, 2017. This promotion is offered to first time promotion mailers, i.e. mailers who have not participated in any past promotions. The promotion is designed to promote offers and events that incorporate the use of print-mobile technology, such as a QR barcode, on up to 10,000 mailpieces during the length of the promotion. The 10,000 mailpiece limit will be verified at the Customer Registration ID (CRID) level. Eligible mailings will receive an upfront 5% postage discount. In addition, the option to use an automated mail tracking system that uses barcode scanning technology to track mailings is included in this promotion.

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2017 Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion

One of the upcoming offerings in the United States Postal Service® (USPS)® 2017 promotion and incentives program is the Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion, which runs from March 1 through August 31 of 2017. Registration for this promotion started on January 15, 2017 and runs through August 31, 2017.

This promotion builds upon previous promotions and continues the strategy of encouraging mailers to integrate direct mail with advances in technology. Examples include Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, Video in Print (ViP), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)/Beacon technology, enhanced “augmented” reality, virtual reality and Digital to Direct Mail. The goal of these technologies is to allow the recipient to engage in an interactive experience using the mailpiece and mobile devices.

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USPS Do’s And Don’t’s When Sending Holiday Packages

Posted: Dec 05, 2013 9:52 PM EST

Franque Thompson

OMAHA (KPTM)- The U.S. Postal Service projects 15 billion pieces of mail, including cards and packages, will be delivered this holiday season.  That’s a 12 percent increase than last year.  However, your packages won’t ship if they aren’t packaged properly.

420 million packages are expected to ship out for the holidays, but there are some rules to follow to make sure they’re sent secure and on time.

“Proper addressing, making sure the package is packaged properly.  You do all those kind of things and we’re going to do everything we can in our power to get that package delivered to your loved ones,” said Roger Humphries, customer relations coordinator of the U.S. Postal Service in Omaha.

The USPS suggests adding some cushion so nothing breaks.

“Make sure you have proper package inside using peanuts, popcorn, newspaper.  Anything that would help soften the blow if something hits on the outside of the package,” said Humphries.

When sending a package, you’ll always want to use a sturdy, durable box sealed with tape.  That way all of the items inside will stay secure.

“We also like to see you put an address inside because if the label comes off, that way if a package comes, we’re able to determine where that package needs to go,” said Humphries.

Not everything can be shipped.  Some things that aren’t allowed include alcohol, perfume and lithium batteries.

The USPS is also discounting packages for families and friends of those serving in the military.  You can save $2 on all large priority mail flat rate boxes.  USPS suggests getting your mailing done by the 14th so gifts and cards make their destinations on time.

Via OMAHA (KPTM)- fthompson@kptm.com