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PACKAGE PRINCIPLES: PREPARING PACKAGES FOR SAFE ARRIVAL

Shipping and receiving a package from point A to point B is not necessarily a simple process. Whether packing a day-to-day shipment or preparing a package containing specialty items, preparing a package correctly prior to its shipment helps to ensure its safe arrival.It’s important to use a new corrugated moving box whenever possible. The more [...]

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EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS’ BOTTOM LINE THROUGH GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Hundreds of U.S. companies sell the kinds of products or services that the U.S. Government is interested in buying or needs. Each year, the government purchases goods or services from private contractors that amount to 1 trillion dollars. How can your company benefit from this kind of business and where do you start? Private sector [...]

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THE “PACKING 411” GIVES HOLIDAY SHOPPERS THE UPPER HAND ON SENDING GIFTS

When it comes to handling gifts, Santa has the advantage over everyone, but with a little preparation and know-how, consumers still have some tricks up their own sleeves. It may not include a flying sleigh or eight reindeer, but there’s no need to panic when it comes to shipping and receiving holiday packages.“We’ve seen some [...]

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MAIL ON THE MOVE: HOW A LETTER TRAVELS

More than 700 million pieces of mail are sorted and delivered by the Postal Service each delivery day. But how does each piece get from point A to point B? Follow the fast and furious travels of a mailpiece…You enclose your mail into its envelope and fill out the address. Once that letter has been [...]

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TROOP SUPPORT: SENDING CARE PACKAGES TO MILITARY PERSONNEL

Nothing says home to deployed military personnel like a care package. Filled with treats, necessities, and greetings, a care package can be a huge morale booster for those far from home – especially during the holidays. “Mail is one of the greatest morale boosters we can give our troops during the holiday,” said Postmaster General [...]

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LOW-TECH TO HIGH-TECH: HISTORY OF OFFICE SUPPLIES

In a world of hi-tech gear, office supplies are some of the simplest – and perhaps mundane– devices known to man – and yet, we would be unable to reach a satisfactory level of productivity without them. Upon closer inspection, office supplies have an untold history that’s both fascinating and entertaining.CalculatorsBefore there were calculators, there [...]

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HOW TO SET UP AN EFFICIENT SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CENTER

Despite the explosive growth of electronic communication, the volume of hard mail continues to rise – driven by consumers and businesses for the handling and processing of their mail. Managing a chain of communication efficiently and cost-effectively – especially in a large corporation – is critical for building customer relationships, reducing corporate waste, and capitalizing [...]

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WE’RE MOVIN’ ON UP: PACKING SUPPLIES MUST-HAVES

It’s amazing to think all of your household goods, prized possessions, and furniture can be literally packed and moved to somewhere new. To ensure your household arrives in good condition (including yourself and your family), make sure you have purchased the right packing supplies. Your time and money are valuable – so purchase supplies that [...]

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CREATE FUNCTION AND ORDER IN YOUR OFFICE

The most important function of an office is function. If your office is not organized efficiently, chances are, you are going to be less efficient as well. Too often, offices are crammed with office machines, equipment, supplies, and piles of paper that create dysfunction and even stress. Following are steps to creating an office design [...]

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PUTTING TOGETHER A HOUSEHOLD TOOL KIT

If you’re like most, you have many of the necessary homeowner’s tools. However, are they all in once place? Can you easily put your hands on that tape measure or utility knife? What’s more, when’s the last time you could located that brand-new hammer or the screwdriver set your mother gave you last year for [...]

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