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ON AN AVERAGE DAY, the U.S. Po stal Service
(USPS) handles enough mail to circle the globe
three times. But on the busiest day of the year
(at holiday time), the mail could take an extra spin around the Earth!
Aside from being a mind-boggling pile
of letters and packages, what does this
actually mean for you and your mail?
Better than handwriting
With that much volume, a sm all amount of
mail may get lost or not arrive in time. So you should do
everything possible to make sure that doesn’t happen to
your mail. One way to lessen the risk of loss is to use printed labels. Why?
• They’re easier to read than handwriting.
• You can include a complete ZIP code on every package and letter for more
efficient machine processing.
• It’s faster than doing it by hand.
Standing out in a crowd
It’s always nice to help your mailings stand out—in a good way. People
form impressions based on appearance. You want your mailings to set the
right tone, whether it’s formal and businesslike or warm and friendly.
Does it sound like a lot to think about? None of it’s difficult, yet it can be
time-consuming and labor intensive. But with the right tools, you can organize your mailing list, print labels that are up to USPS specifications and even
give your mailings a customized look
in very short order.
You can create a return-address
label at the same time for a complete
professional look (and timesaver).
This article sponsored by Avery Dennison
Corporation, maker of labels, cards, binders
and other office products. Avery offers free
software on its Web site, www.avery.com/
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MOVING? I discovered a great tip while I was
wrapping my collectibles. I happened to use
up all my Scotch tape. It occurred to me that I
had no use for all my old address labels: Why
not use them in place of tape? The address
labels worked great. A