E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 3: Computers Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 

Mailing packages through Priority USPS? Save up to 25% (or more with Regional boxes) by learning their online payment/label print functions “click and print”.

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New Gregath shipping and handling starts February 1 Thursday, Dec 20 2012 

United States Postal Service (USPS) rates go up January 27, 2013. While we were able to not raise our rates the last time USPS did, our standard S&H will rise from $11.00 for first item to $12.00 for first item (additional items remain the same at $2.00 per). We will allow a small grace period and plan on implementing the raise in S&H February 1, 2013.

Please note that we did not change our S&H when USPS raised rates in 2012, but the 2013 9% average raise wasn’t one we could absorb.

Holiday Postal Shipping Information Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 

Friendly reminder, from USPS supplied information, on those Christmas shipping dates: Once you’ve made your purchase and had it wrapped and packaged for shipping (or allowed your retailer time to process the order), the dates below are the last dates suggested to ship for Christmas delivery –

Sending somewhere in the United States? Get it in the mail by December 22 if you are sending Express (overnight) mail, or December 21 for Priority.

Sending outside the US? Deadlines begin December 3 for Priority, go through December 11 for Express, and finalize December 17 for Global Express Guaranteed.

Don’t forget to buy some forever stamps in 2012 – they will be worth an extra penny in by February, 2013. Christmas forever stamps from this year will still be good for future holidays!

June 2012 E-Zine (V11#6): Marketing Wednesday, Jul 18 2012 

In today’s world it is important to send out a polished appearance. This includes using handwriting only for specific impact. A PR mailer should have your return information printed on it, however a hand addressed piece can add to the personalized touch. We offer a variety of printed envelope options (standard minimum 500). Hesitant to buy 100s of custom imprinted envelopes for this project? Did you know USPS can send you envelopes in several styles with postage already on them in quantities as few as 50? Fairly plain ones cost 57 cents each – only 1 penny more than a blank post-paid envelope from USPS. Visit USPS  and mouse over “shop” (in the blue line) and click “Order Personalized Stamped Envelopes” (3rd choice). Don’t forget to sign in (or create your free account). Payment options even include PayPal! (instructions current as of 7-18-12)

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/marketing

August 2009, V8#8: Marketing Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

Small cards can be great small promotional pieces – even if they are never meant to be mailed via USPS. Great for cover-flat items, book marks, oversized business, trading, rolodex, book plates, and more. Cards fill a variety of uses including gaming cards, flash cards. place cards, trading cards, and more.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/postcards.html

July 2009: V8#7: Marketing Friday, Jul 3 2009 

The USPS now has three different “shoebox” sizes of priority boxes for your convenience. This works extremely well for small format books, as the small box costs less to ship.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/marketing/bookselling.html

January 2005, V4#1: Marketing Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Make your postage count!  If you have a reason to send anyone correspondence, include information about your publication in some format as well.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://www.gregathcompany.com/marketing.html

July 2004, V3#7: Marketing Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Keeping in mind shipping costs while setting a book’s price, many choose to send their mailings USPS Media Mail.  As with any class of mail, this one has some rules you may not be aware of.  One of which is that no billing invoice or advertisement may be placed in the box.  As always when sending through the post office, packing slip/inventory with arrival address is still encouraged.

April 2004, V3#4: Marketing Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

When figuring pricing, remember shipping material costs.  If you choose to send your books via USPS Priority mail, you can order your boxes and tape free of charge directly from the post office online at http://www.usps.com.  Find the shipping materials area and the boxes, tape you need, the “price” is $0.00.  There are stipulations you’ll need to adhere to that are listed on their site including you must use these items for priority class only.

Catalog order S&H Update Tuesday, Jan 20 2009 

 US Post Office increased prices, so we have increased our standard S&H to $10.00 (Priority). Ask about reduced shipping – many times media mail. Reduced shipping is given freely, if asked about.

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