Postal Related Cost Savings
  • Effective Mail Piece Design
  • Utilize Standard (A) Bulk Mail
  • Take Advantage of Non Profit Status
  • Business Reply vs. Courtesy Reply
  • Evaluate List Credibility
  • Reduce/Eliminate Overnight/Same Day Couriers
  • Purchase Envelopes In Bulk 5,000 – 10,000
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Vendors To Reduce Costs For Envelopes, Printing, Services Etc.
  • Plenty of Competition
    • Do Your Homework
    • Know What You Are Talking About
  • Form Internal Consortium – Two or More Departments Using Same Vendor
  • Mail Prior to USPS/FedEx/UPS Price Increases
  • Insist That Mailing Houses Provide The Highest Level of Automation Compatibility / Sorting
  • Use Correct Address For Incoming Mail and Packages
  • “Address Service Requested” On All Envelopes
  • Clearly Identify Airmail, Interoffice, Etc.
  • Explore Other Communication Mediums
  • Consult Mail Services - mailservices@suffolk.edu

These Recommendations Have Been Utilized by Departments With Success. All They Did Was Ask Some Questions.