2022 Holly Jolly Holiday Shipping Dates to Remember

The stores just took down the Halloween decorations and online pre–Black Friday sales are ramping up, which means it's time to start thinking about sending off holiday letters and packages. Here are some dates to remember so your items arrive on time and at the best rates. Please note that the USPS has placed a temporary price increase again for the 2022 holiday season.

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8 Departments That Can Benefit from a Company Marketing Portal

While online marketing portals obviously benefit the marketing department by helping to control the brand and ensure that only the most up-to-date versions of marketing materials get used, they can also dramatically improve the way other departments in your company get business done. Here are eight other departments (besides marketing) that can benefit from implementing a company marketing portal:

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8 Considerations for Your Menu Design

To the untrained consumer, a menu can seem like a simple printed item. But for some companies, it's their most valuable piece of marketing! Menus can affect many downstream measures of business success, including customer experience, revenue and profitability. Here are 8 pieces of advice to make sure your menu is the best it can be:

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Prices Going Up at the Post Office? Mid-Year Proposed Postage Increase

As we enter the second year of the United States Postal Service (USPS) 10-Year Plan, the USPS has filed for a mid-year postage increase for Market Dominated products. The increase averages 6.5% across First Class, Marketing Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Special Services. Flat rate mail, Periodicals and Packages will have a higher average rate due to the fact they are not meeting the cost associated with delivery. The USPS call these products "Under Water". The USPS has the authority to add an additional 2% increase above the 6.5% until these products are covering delivery costs.

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Taking Your Marketing Project to the Third Dimension

As the company's only Solutions Analyst and resident engineer, I have the privilege to work on some very unique projects here at Suttle-Straus that require design and engineering in three dimensions. Each has brought their own challenges, and requires finding a solution that tackles as many of those challenges as possible.

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