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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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BMS Direct Achieves SAS70 Type II Certification

BMS Direct successfully completed a TYPE II examination and audit of its statement printing services in conformity with Auditing Standards No 70 (SAS 70) for Service Organizations.

USPS Eases Intelligent Mail Barcode Requirement

On Jan 13, 2011 the Postmaster General made a surprise move to delay the mandatory deadline of May 2011 for implementation of the new Intelligent Mail Barcode.

Two BMS Employees Selected for Bullet Proof Manager Training

BMS Direct has purchased two Corporate Scholarships in Crestcom International’s 48 hour management training program, the Bullet Proof Manager. Crestcom’s Bullet Proof Manager contains 24 topics taught in (2) two-hour classes in Lynchburg each month over a 12 month period.  The BMS Direct team members who attend this extensive training will be taught to be …

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Intelligent Mail Barcode Required May 2011

May 2011 is the date set by the United States Postal Services requiring Intelligent Mail barcodes for automation discounts, business reply mail and confirm service.

Simplified Addressing Changes Effective 01-02-11

New rules will help lower the costs for businesses by reducing mail prep time and eliminating the need to purchase address lists and on-press printing.

PRC helps businesses stay competitive

The Affordable Mail Alliance, a coalition of postal customers including consumer groups, small businesses and insurance companies rally against proposed rate increase.

Email or Direct Mail?

In comparing email to direct mail, the important numbers to compare are the number of responses (clicks) generated and the cost of each response.

Informal Ruling: Increase in Postal Rates Likely

Postage rates are likely to increase about 1.7% in January as a result of a letter that the Postal Regulatory Commission’s chief lawyer issued today.

10 Reasons to PreSort with BMS

It is a proven cost-effective business tool. Discount mail is your best option if you mail in volume. Whether your direct mail campaign is mailed First Class

6 Ways Direct Mail Thrive

The recession has created new norms. Many tried-and-true formulas for evaluating media effectiveness won’t measure up to heightened need…But direct mail will continue to perform.

Document Centers "Go Green"

Switching to materials with a higher percentage of recycled content and recycling your own paper waste won’t be enough for environmental sustainability.


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