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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!

There are ways to save money on all Direct Mail campaigns. 


We have worked tirelessly to understand the tricks of our trade, so that you, our customer, can reap the benefits.


Let us guide you toward those savings, and the best postage options for your mailings.


Read on to see how we can remove the complexity of the postal world; saving you time, money and your sanity...

WHY SHOULD YOU LEAVE IT TO US...

​​​​​​​The world of postage is a minefield of multiple companies, services, sortations, rates, criteria, specifications, restrictions, risks and headaches.


We have been doing what we do for years, and we deal with the postal industry on a daily basis. 


We can advise you on the best postage option for your mailing, taking into consideration your requested delivery time frames, and also your budget. Postage is not cheap, but there are ways to make huge discounts if you know what you are doing. A simple change in your artwork or in your data could save you hundreds, even thousands of pounds.


Why would you want to spend your time trying to understand, just to come up with a price that is more than we could offer you anyway? Let us remove this nightmare from you, and save you some money in the process!


WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

Whether you are sending one hundred items, or one hundred thousand, there are usually always different postage options available to you.


We can guide you toward ensuring your mailing is sent with not only the best priced service, but also the best service for the type of mailing you are sending.


We have accounts with all of the major postal providers, from the obvious ones such as Royal Mail, and the big alternatives such as Whistl, Citipost, UK Mail and others. But we also have accounts with smaller, less known postal providers, both for UK destined mail, and international mail.


We are confident that whatever you are sending, and whatever the volume, we have the right, and the best option for you.

HOW CAN SAVINGS BE MADE?

Below are examples of some key factors we consider when organising the posting of your mailing, all of which have affect the potential savings...


What are you sending? - Is it advertising, general or business mail?


How much are you sending?


What are you sending it in? - Envelopes - window or plain, boxes, jiffy's, poly?


What will it weigh?


What artwork will be on the outside?


How quickly do you want it to land? - 1st class, 2nd class, Economy


How good is the data? - Is it up to date, does it have 100% postcodes?

EXTRA SERVICES TO SAVE YOU MONEY!

There are a number of ways in which we can help you maximise your postage savings.


Letting us work with your data to ensure it is in the best possible state prior to processing can usually guarantee greater postage discounts. The better your data is, the more services your mailing will likely qualify for. The cheapest services are those which are able to be sorted by machine, and this means ensuring that all your addresses can be read accurately.


Your artwork is also key, graphics on an envelope can sometimes stop your mailing from qualifying for the cheapest postal services - we know how to avoid such problems, by advising you on where to place your graphics to ensure you don't encroach into 'clear zones' needed by the postal providers machinery.

These are just two ways we can save you money, there are many more!

NEED TO KNOW THE ESTIMATED COST OF POSTAGE BEFORE BOOKING A JOB IN?

NO PROBLEM!

We can estimate your postage costs with just some basic information from you, i.e. the approximate expected weight of the item, the quantity and the speed of mail you wish to use. Once we have this our experts can calculate the expected costs, and provide you with any alternatives to the standard services.


We always aim to quote your options - often providing the Royal Mail cost alongside the cost of using an alternative provider. This lets you see the level of savings you can make by letting us get clever with your mailing.


For a truly accurate quote however, we would need your database - let us run this through our mail-sorting software, and we will tell you exactly how much your mailing is going to cost.

WE THINK YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW...

SOME OTHER USEFUL STUFF...

INTERNATIONAL


As with the UK postal network, the international network is awash with a plethora of services, all with varying rates, delivery speeds and restrictive criteria.


We have a number of options for overseas mailings, and can recommend the best service for your mailing based upon on what you are sending, the quantity and where it is going to.

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​​​​​​​MAILMARK


Royal Mail's Mailmark Service is the latest buzzword in the mailing industry. Designed to allow end-to-end tracking on every mail piece sent, it requires the printing of a special data matrix barcode on each piece.


Complete Mailings is a fully accredited Mailmark supplier, and we can produce the Mailmark barcode onto pretty much any media, creating huge savings for our customers.

​​​​​​​LOW-VOLUME


If your mailing is low volume, there are still a large variety of options available for you to save money.


Known within the industry as 'Unsorted Mail' because the volume doesn't qualify for 'sorted' services, this type of mailing can still achieve savings by understanding the best alternate services available; the best of which we utilise on a daily basis for our customers with smaller volumes.