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Congressional Inaction Heightens Postal Crisis

Statement from Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe: “The 112th Congress adjourned without having passed postal legislation. Such legislation could quickly restore the Postal Service to profitability and put the organization on a stable, long-term financial footing. This lack of action is disappointing. The Postal Service has worked closely with the Congress over the past two years …

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Intelligent Inserter Improves Invoice Processing

Improving invoice processing services helps maintain integrity and consistency Maintaining the tradition of utilizing state-of-the-art technology for its direct mail and invoice processing, BMS Direct, Inc. has recently installed the Bell & Howell Forerunner 13, the latest intelligent inserter.  This investment of $250,000 will improve the overall efficiency of its statement processing service by increasing …

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Seven Best Practices to Efficient Invoice Processing

Swift efficient transport of invoices for OCR processing is key to maintaining your cash flow. Linking invoices with purchase orders, avoiding duplicate payments and getting a quick return are primary to a well run system. Experience shows there are seven best practices that will ensure invoices are processed swiftly, and you get paid on time. …

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Discontinuance of POSTNET Barcode

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced its plans to retire the POSTNET barcode in January 2013.

BMS is a "Work Healthy" Employer

“Take healthcare seriously! Take the Work Healthy Initiative seriously and get involved”, James Laprade, Owner of BMSDirect.

Roanoke and Lynchburg Postal Service Facilities Closing

Roanoke and Lynchburg Mail Processing centers will close after May 15th. Mail will be routed through Greensboro, NC., expect delays in your mail.

Forever Goes Up Again

The crack is widening and Forever stamps will now cost 45 cents… UP a penny. The latest rate increases start on January 22.
Download 2012 RATE CHART here.

US Mail Slows Down

It’s already called “snail-mail” but U.S. Postal Service will be slowing down even further. As more and more business is going online, US. Postal service faces bankruptcy.

Smartphones for Direct Mail Marketing

Direct mail marketers are seeing the newest and most intriguing way to integrate mobile with the traditional power of direct mail through Quick Response (QR) codes.

Going Green

BMS Direct is committed to preserving our environment.  Our Going Green program reaches all aspects of our production, facilities and materials utilization.

Move Update and Compliance Fundamentals

Learn more about the Factors that impact address quality for your mailings. Check out what impacts address quality. Download Move Update and Compliance Fundamentals (powerpoint).

New Deputy Postmaster General Appointed

Capitol Hill staffer Ronald Stroman has been named as the new Deputy Postmaster General according to a press release issued by the USPS. His appointment marks the first time since 1971 the U.S. Postal Service has filled the No. 2 position from outside. Stroman will bring more than 30 years of professional experience in government, …

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