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Canadian Postage Rates Increase March 31st 2014 - You Ready?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 @ 22:03 PM

The annual review of Canadian postage rates has led to significant Canada Post Rate Increases Mar31st 

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

1 Billion Less | Major Changes Coming to Canadian Letter Postage

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

In a recent announcement Canada Post has released plans for significant changes to the Canadian letter postage market effective spring 2014.  Following upon the announced rate changes for other categories of mail covered in this blog last week, there will be increases in letter rates as well effective March 31, 2014 following the required regulatory process.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, e-mail, mailing equipment, postage machine

FP Canada Releases New Postbase Series of Postage Meters [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, postage machine

18 Reasons to Choose A Dealer For Your Postage Machine Purchase

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

  In Canada there are three manufacturers of postage meters that are approved by Canada Post, Francotyp-Postalia, Neopost and Pitney Bowes.  Given that they all have direct sales operations in Canada why should you not buy directly from one of them?

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, Customer service, postage machine

Email Has Its 41st Birthday and Still Growing In Importance

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

A recent article in CIO Insights outlines some of the stats on what for many is seen as a new activity but which in fact is much older.  Email: Middle aged and still going strong outlines where email ranks today and compares its use to other e communications tools like Instant Messaging and Social Technologies.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, mailing equipment, software tools, IT support, Paperless office, Fax

Review Your Canadian Postage Machine Contract in Light of New Rates

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

Business Bullies and Postage Meter Contracts

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 @ 07:10 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

Postage Machine Support Saved By Dealer Involvement

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 06:09 AM

As a dealer representing one of the three Canadian postage machine manufacturers one of the questions we answer for clients is why they should work through a dealer rather than do a deal direct with a manufacturer.

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, Customer service, postage machine

Postage Meters and Other Mail Tools Control Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 08:09 AM

The lowly postage meter has long been a staple of most professional offices.  As e-mail and fax have taken over many of our correspondence needs the postage meter is now often up for discussion as a way to save costs.

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, meter rentals, postage machine

The Guts of Your Postage Meter Contract May Be Costing You Big $'s!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 07:06 AM

Hidden within your postage meter contract there may be clauses which are costing you big dollars and you may not be noticing.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, postage machine