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Is your email taking over? Tips to reduce your email load

manoncomputer30342716.jpgYour email is the best way to keep in touch with your customers, employees, and vendors. Practically everyone has an email account and it is likely to be where you will spend a great portion of your time. While email is valuable to your job, you shouldn't let it consume everything. It is still important for you to find time to do the rest of your job. Many top executives report that their email inbox receives about 600 email messages per day. This is often due to the fact that they are cc'd on a lot of emails and their employees hit the "reply to all" button more than they should. To help you reduce your email workload, here are a few basic tips to try out.

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Direct mail tips

debt39160349.jpgCreating a name for your business in any industry can be incredibly difficult. One way to let your customers and your competitors know you exist is to engage in direct mail marketing. Direct mail can get expensive so one of the most important things to recognize with direct mail is to get a good mailing list.

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The best places to buy quality, inexpensive address labels (give URLs)

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If you have ever owned a business you know how much mailing you need to do every month, week, or even day to keep things going. The piles and piles of mail start to loom like mountains before you, and the amount you need to send is equally big. How can you possibly save time in the midst of so much mailing? It might seem that you spend most of your time addressing envelopes. With the invention of the internet this problem is no longer as severe, but let's face it, you still need to send lots of correspondence to clients or other associates.

Any family can be faced with the same sort of task when they send out the family Christmas letter or need to make an announcement. Some people have very large families or lots of friends they need to get that yearly family news letter to. Once again the problem is one of time. No one should have the time to address three hundred personal letters. It simply doesn't pay. So what are the alternatives? The simple solution is to invest in personal or business address labels. These labels simply peel off and stick onto whatever letter or envelope you need to send. It's just that simple. You could save several hours, and in the case of businesses, several many, many hours a year that could be used otherwise. You might have seen labels on fancy correspondence and wondered how you might every afford such labels for your home or business.

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Reducing mailing costs using mail sorting suppliers

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This article is on how you as a manager or an owner of a company can reduce mailing costs using mail sorting suppliers. Let's start out with a question. I want you to think about how exactly you are sorting and managing the mailing aspect of your business now. There are a lot of different things that you're mailing. You have to send out newsletters. What about flyers announcing special sales? What about notices that include updates and possibly coupons for your services? What about a special release to all of the shareholders in your company that gives them background information on a new member of your company board? Are you a manager or owner of a company that sends out a lot of orders? Are you involved in the distribution of goods over long distances? It doesn't matter whether the packages that you send out are small packages, medium packages, large packages, or perhaps newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, or something of that sort. The point is that your company is heavily involved-by necessity-with mailing. It's absolutely integral to the functioning of your company, whether or not you deal with mail order.

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How to choose a mail fulfillment house

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The topic of this particular article is the best and most effective way to choose a mail fulfillment house. Now, you might want to start out by asking yourself what, exactly, a mail fulfillment house is. Well, in the old days (read: just about a decade or so ago), when your company had a lot of mailings that had to go out, whether it was company literature, packages, catalogs, newsletters, or whatever, the entire thing fell to the staff to do. That meant that the staff had to make up labels for each recipient of the mail or package. Then the staff had to print out those labels. Then the staff had to put the labels on the envelopes. Then the staff had to organize all of the merchandise or collate all of the company literature, both with mass mailings and with complicated personalized mailings. Then the staff had to put everything in the correct envelope, bag, box, or whatever else was being used to mail things. The staff also had to put address labels and stamps on any publications that were being sent out, like journals, scholarly articles, magazines, all of that kind of thing. Just imagine how much time and energy, and thus how much money, went into just the mailing part of your business!

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How to choose an air freight company

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How to choose an air freight company

When you have valuable merchandise that you need moved by air freight you want to choose an air freight company that you can rely on. There are a number of options to consider. Whatever you decide, air freight services have come a long way and can transport your freight goods with efficiency never before imagined. As you make your decision between freight companies consider the following areas that you should keep in mind:

Time/Speed
- What resources does the air freight company that you are looking into have. Can they provide their services 24 hours a day? Can they come and pick up the freight package or will it always need to be delivered to an office somewhere? If so, how far away is that office going to be. As you try to get the best deal for your dollar, consider that you may have to pay extra for added conveniences. Also, realize that some freight packages will simply be too much for any given freight company to handle within a reasonable period of time.

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How to choose a mail fulfillment house.

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The topic of this particular article is the best and most effective way to choose a mail fulfillment house. Now, you might want to start out by asking yourself what, exactly, a mail fulfillment house is. Well, in the old days (read: just about a decade or so ago), when your company had a lot of mailings that had to go out, whether it was company literature, packages, catalogs, newsletters, or whatever, the entire thing fell to the staff to do. That meant that the staff had to make up labels for each recipient of the mail or package. Then the staff had to print out those labels. Then the staff had to put the labels on the envelopes. Then the staff had to organize all of the merchandise or collate all of the company literature, both with mass mailings and with complicated personalized mailings.

Then the staff had to put everything in the correct envelope, bag, box, or whatever else was being used to mail things. The staff also had to put address labels and stamps on any publications that were being sent out, like journals, scholarly articles, magazines, all of that kind of thing. Just imagine how much time and energy, and thus how much money, went into just the mailing part of your business!

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