Neopost USA, a provider of hardware and software solutions to mailers and shippers of all sizes, advises shippers to take note of the United States Postal Service® 2016 holiday shipping deadlines. (You can see the deadline dates at https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm.) The recently announced dates are intended to help businesses plan their outreach to customers, predict delivery times and increase their customer satisfaction levels during Cyber Season, the heavy shopping and shipping period between Halloween and Christmas Day.
“There are many unplanned events throughout the year that affect a company’s day-to-day operations; the holiday shipping season doesn’t have to be one of them,” says Neopost USA Vice President, Postal Relations, and Shipping Product Management, Vincent J. DeAngelis. “With a little strategic planning, businesses can keep their year-end, Cyber Season shipping operations running as smoothly as the rest of the year.”
Neopost USA offers these strategic planning tips to every business that ships during the hyper-intense, final weeks of the calendar year:
- Know when your carrier is going to arrive at your place of business and have your packages ready. Increased package volume during Cyber Season means carriers will be on a tight schedule and cannot afford to be delayed.
- Utilize proper packaging for the items you ship. The USPS has just introduced new “Precious Cargo Boxes.” These are a great option for sending cell phones, tablets and laptops. You can order them at www.store.usps.com.
- Don’t ship air and don’t pay for empty space inside your package. FedEx, UPS and the USPS all use dimensional weight pricing (DIM) to varying degrees. However, they all calculate it differently and apply it under different conditions. A DIM calculator will be a valuable resource. Go to http://www.dimweightresources.com so you can calculate DIM correctly and start saving shipping dollars.
Shop for the best price and service for letters and packages during the holiday shipping season. The USPS offers great value, provides customers with exceptional visibility and offers six-day-a-week delivery; seven-day-a-week delivery for some services.
“Adhering to the USPS Cyber Season shipping dates is one way businesses can please customers, keep shipping operations running smoothly and make this a profitable holiday season,” DeAngelis says. ###
Neopost is the number-two global provider of mailing solutions and a major player in the field of digital communications and shipping solutions. Its mission is to guide and support organizations in how they send and receive communications and goods, helping them better connect with their business environments through hardware, software and services.
Neopost supplies innovative user-friendly solutions for physical and digital communications management for large companies and SMEs, as well as shipping processes for supply-chain and e-commerce players.
With a strong local presence in 31 countries and more than 6,000 employees, Neopost works closely with a network of partners to market its solutions in more than 90 countries. In 2015, Neopost reported sales of €1.2 billion.
Neopost is listed in Compartment A of Euronext Paris and belongs notably to the SBF 120 index.
About Neopost USA
Neopost USA provides hardware, software and financial services to mailers and shippers of all sizes. Neopost-brand solutions enable businesses to send and receive physical mail, digital documents and traceable packages. More importantly, Neopost solutions help our customers connect with their customers by establishing individualized, one-to-one business relationships. Visit www.neopostusa.com for complete information about Neopost USA’s solutions and services.