A recent article in Mailing Systems Technology states that “Approximately 24% of the nearly 200 billion pieces of mail the Postal Service handles each year have address inaccuracies. These address inaccuracies can mean non-delivery, slowed delivery, returned mail and mail delivered to the wrong address. A significant amount of Standard mail never arrives at all! Not only are postage, printing and processing wasted, the opportunity to sell a product or contact a customer is missed.”
NRG’s Address Validation solution helps to ease addressing woes by allowing you to validate address data at time of entry.
It also reminded me that it’s FIRST Lego League time again. FLL is a stellar program that gets middle school kids excited about science and technology by building autonomous Lego robots which need to complete a complex challenge in a short period of time.
Ok, so why have your kids go with the norm this Halloween season. Check out this UPS Guy toddler costume at buycostumes.com. They’ve got a postal carrier costume too. If you order today, you’ll have it by the 30th. Go Brown!
UPS announced today that UPS Ground rates will increase an average of 5.9%. UPS Air and International will see an average net 4.9% increase. You’ll be able to preview the new rates tomorrow at http://ups.com/rates. These rates take effect January 5, 2009.
Offset these rate increases by becoming more efficient in your shipping department. NRGShip products are built so you can process your orders seamlessly in a Mac environment.
UPS® has selected NRG Software to participate in the initial rollout of Account Based Rates (ABR/Negotiated Rates) as part of the UPS® Ready program.
The v1.2 release provides the ability to display account specific negotiated rates prior to shipment. Customer benefits include improved speed and accuracy of the accounting process:
Improved internal cost allocation
Improved bill reconciliation
Ability to make more informed shipping decisions by comparing the actual costs of various options
Increased customer satisfaction with the ability to pass the net shipping cost to the end customer