Mass mailing companies and finding email addresses

If you want to run a mass mail out to companies to promote a product or service you are offering then you will need to spend a bit of time researching email addresses to make sure you get the best response to your mail out. You can often buy lists of email addresses but this is illegal unless you have permission to email them and also many mail out companies will not allow you to upload such lists and send out using their servers. If you are going to be using your own servers o send the mail out from, then firstly check with your hosting company as to how […]

Get organised with your postage

Many of us are really bad at remembering birthdays, it often springs to mind the day or two before leaving us little time to get cards and presents in the post. Being organised can help save money as postage costs rise year upon year. A first class stamp now costs 64 pence and a second class is 55 pence. This may only seem like a small amount but very quickly adds up over the year. Id you are organised then you would be able to send all your items via second class post leaving enough time for it go safely get there but saving you a small amount of money. […]

Tracking deliveries online

More and more shops are now letting you purchase products online. When you place an order online, you want to know that the order has been successful and also try and track the order through the process of being generated to being delivered. Some companies will offer this as standard on all orders and others will only offer this option if you create an account with them. You may find that you get more repeat business if you allow customers to track orders with ease, or even if you send them a simple email confirming the status of their order. ┬áDepending on how far you go, you may want to […]

Mailing to the rest of the world

If your company is thinking of doing a direct mail campaign but want to include countries outside of the UK then you will need to consider the extra postage costs. Some companies will run the whole campaign for you; design, print and mail the print work out to customers, others will just offer one or two of these services. You may find it cheaper to go with a company that will do the whole lot for you in one go rather than having to pay postage back to you and then postage out again to your customers. It may also make the mail out process a lot quicker and less […]

Christmas mailing issues

With Christmas literally just round the corner, hopefully most of us have sent our cards or bought the presents needed at this time of year is particularly stressful for postal deliveries. It goes without saying that the Christmas period is by far the busiest time of the year for all delivery companies including the Royal mail and yet many of us still leave it to the last minute to order online. Although over the last 10 years the postal service has improved and you may well get a parcel delivered on time if you order at the last minute it seems silly to take the risk if you do not […]