When Talco started tracking mail, as the first Kansas City area service provider to do so, it opened a new world of information, and to some extent USPS accountability, for our clients and their clients. The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB), which makes it all possible, contains not only delivery address information as with POSTNET, but information about the mailer, type and class of mail, and also a unique sequence number for each piece in the mailing. Date of mail entry, quantity, etc., also become part of the electronic profile for each mailing. As pieces move through scan points in the USPS system nationwide, data is collected and transmitted back to us in real time. That data can then be formatted as an overview of all jobs for a selected time period, class of mail, individual client, etc. Or a report can be selected to focus on a specific job by its BMC or SCF destination, 5-digit area, or even to search for information on one particular piece of mail.
Some clients choose to be set up with access to their company’s projects from their own desktops. For others, we provide a daily or weekly summary. And still others will use tracking only as needed — if, for instance a client is not seeing response as quickly as expected. In that case, a status report is an invaluable stress-reducer for all. Watching for trigger points in the mail’s progress can also provide a heads-up to staff or phone bank that mail is close to final scan points or starting to hit mailboxes.
In addition to handling mail, the USPS
accepted 5.7 million passport applications
What is the difference between a catalog and booklet style envelope?
Booklet has the flap on the long side; catalog has its flap on the short side.
Where do your
stamps come from?
Many are stored and distributed from Stamp Fulfillment Services – which is located in a limestone cave
150 feet underground
in Kansas City, MO.
What is the maximum size for a folded self mailer (FSM) or booklet?
Height – 6 inches
Lenght – 10.5 inches
What is the
post office name?
Franklin with 31 locations around the country.
It is estimated that 20%
of all movers—residential and commercial—do not
file a Change of Address (COA) with the U.S. Postal Service. And if they don’t
file with USPS, their information is not available for the NCOA process.
The most common reason given, by percentage,
for mail returned as Undeliverable As Addressed (UAA), is vacancy.
This can include everything from a homeowner who walks away from a foreclosure to a snowbird who goes south for
STATE DELIVERY PERCENTAGE
REPORT BY ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE
Need to know when to expect your mailing to be in homes? Great for increasing call center staffing to handle the busiest times.
JOB REPORT BY SCF
This report shows total number of pieces scanned and delivered. It breaks down the number by date of delivery and Sectional Center Facility.
TRACK BY MAILPIECE
TRACK YOUR MAILING