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The Johnny Appleseed of PSMailers: We plant ‘em, you pick ‘em!

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 @ 21:09 PM

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Apple picking season is upon us and it wouldn’t seem right to kick off the pickin’ without a nod to the American legend who started it all: Johnny Appleseed. He was in fact a real person and truly the stuff folklore is made of. Born John Chapman in Massachusetts, he began his one-man apple orchard planting mission in the post-Revolutionary War days. Just as you may have learned as a kid in school, the eccentric outdoorsman did indeed wear a sackcloth with holes for his head and arms, traveled barefoot carrying a bag of apple seeds, and slept outdoors as he worked his way across the country planting apple trees.

Much like this folk hero, PSMailers has been spreading PSMailers systems far and wide, creating orchards of opportunities for businesses of all sizes and industries. PSMailers models are almost as diverse as apple varieties you find in the store. Pick your favorite:

Small Volume Models: PSM1800, PSM3000C, PSM3000
Makes time-consuming mailing tasks like invoicing easy as apple pie for smaller business offices.

Medium Volume Models: PSM6000 with touch screen display, PSM7000
Streamline the payroll process and other regular, higher-volume mailings with one of these golden delicious systems.

Large Volume Models: PSM10K
For marketing made easy, this high-volume system runs as crisply as a Granny Smith. Businesses can fold and seal up to 10,000 direct mail pieces an hour!

Can’t decide? Here’s a handy calculator to help you decide which PSMailers unit is right for you: www.psmailers.com/select-your-model.

Of course, just as no apple picking experience is complete without fresh apple cider, choose from a complete selection of PSMailers document styles to complete your PSMailers pick, including C fold, Z fold, V fold, EZ fold, EC fold, and ZX fold.

They say: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But I like to say: “a PSMailers system takes the pain out of the mailing process!” It doesn’t rhyme, but you get the idea.

So, whether you pick a bushel of apples or better business solution with PSMailers this fall, I can guarantee you that Johnny Appleseed is smiling down on you in his sackcloth and bare feet.

Yours in picking and printing,

PSMailers Guy

Lifesavers by PSMailers: Customer-Support Flavored

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 @ 08:08 AM

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When Clarence Crane of Cleveland, OH, invented a hard mint candy in 1912 to supplement his chocolate business in the warm summers, he experienced a life saver of his own. As lore has it, Crane didn’t have the space or equipment to produce the candy, so he turned to a local pill manufacturer for help. In a remarkable twist of fate, the manufacturer’s machine was malfunctioning but discovered that the pressing process worked much better when the hard mints were stamped out with a hole in the middle making them look like small life preservers. And, thus, Life Savers® candy was born.

Our favorite flavor: Customer Support

At PSMailers, we offer our own line of Life Savers (or lifesavers as I will call it to avoid any copyright infringements) in the form of customer support.

PSMailers users enjoy the speed and ease-of-use of PSMailers pressure seal folding sealing equipment and documents. They revolutionize productivity in offices, from small start-ups to large organizations, in a wide range of industries. When you have a question about your system, you want to know there’s support (a lifesaver) out there when you’re in a pinch.

I don’t have to tell you twice that customer service is critical to customer satisfaction. In fact, 95% of consumers say that customer service is essential for brand loyalty, and that the most important aspect of a good customer service experience is “a knowledgeable customer service representative.”

So, we focus on making our customer service and support the most satisfying flavor in the industry.

Support Center

Research has shown that more than 76% of all consumers prefer to reach customer support representatives by phone. PSMailers makes it easy to reach a live member of our customer support and sales team by phone, as well as email.

Online Help Tools

When it comes to troubleshooting, 69% of consumers prefer the DIY approach. Here is where PSMailers excels with online help tools:

  • Our Helpful Tips page provides clear, simple instructions on everything from set up to adjustments.
  • Our Troubleshooting page includes more in-depth information to help them address customer questions and issues.

Sales and Support Line

For general sales or support question or comments regarding any PSMailers machine or related products, we make it equally as easy to reach us via our online forms at psmailers.com:

  • Support request: www.psmailers.com/contact-us/support-request
  • Sales form: www.psmailers.com/contact-us/sales-form

The next time you reach for your favorite flavor of Life Savers (I’m a Butter Rum guy myself), think of the lifesaving support at your fingertips from PSMailers.

Yours in candy and customer care,

PSMailers Guy

 

  1. With a reported 90% of Americans using customer service as a factor in deciding whether or not to do business with a company, rest assured PSMailers will continue to offer the best in lifesaving customer service and support.

Pressure Seal vs. Envelopes: Settling the Great Debate

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, May 25, 2021 @ 12:05 PM

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Is dance a sport? Should pizza be cut in wedges or squares? Would the world be a better place if women were in charge?* These are some of the compelling and time-honored questions deliberated by debate teams in schools across the country every year.

My own debating skills don’t go much further than “boxers or briefs?” but one debate I can settle with great certainty is pressure seal documents vs. envelope-letter mailings, especially for schools and universities. Hear me out…

More attention-getting

Unlike mass marketing letters, pressure-seal self-mailers convey an official air of importance and urgency. The very nature of the design compels the recipient to open it! This is critical for educational institutions that want to reach students and families with important news about fall registration and requirements, re-opening schedules, and other urgent messages.

Plus, PSMailers offers an impressive variety of document styles, from postcards and flip tabs to standard forms, so you can make it eye-appealing and informative.

Greater security

By design, two panels of a pressure-seal document typically overlap when folded and sealed, giving an extra layer of security to the information printed inside. Security tints in envelopes can be pretty weak. Then there’s the fact that it’s easy for someone to intercept a letter, open it, then reseal it without the intended recipient knowing. No chance of that happening with a self-mailer.

With personal and even financial information often sent by schools and universities, students and families expect a high level of privacy and security. There’s no sneaking or peeking with PSMailers self-mailers.

More efficient

As schools plan to fully open back up on campus in the fall, there will be a flood of information to get out, particularly at universities. Information on fundraising events, club events, fraternity and sorority activities, just to name a few, add up to thousands of mailings. All of which can be handled more efficiently and cost-effectively as self-mailers. Just picture the costly and time-consuming process of printing, folding, stuffing, sealing and stamping thousands of letter and envelopes. Exhausting! And such a waste of valuable time and money.

PSMailers systems are available in a range of capacities from low volume machines for smaller schools to workhorse models that process up to 10,000 pieces per hour for bigger universities. New systems come with a six-month warranty and the PSMailers customer service line is always available free of charge.

Can your letter and envelope say the same? I think not!

So while the merits of pizza slices vs. pizza squares is still up for debate, I think the self-mailer/envelope debate is settled. Don’t you?

Yours in great debates,

PSMailers Guy

  1. Would the world be a better place if women were in charge? The short answer: probably!

Move over Gutenberg, touchscreen is here

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 @ 15:03 PM

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Those of us in the printing industry are forever indebted to the genius of Johannes Gutenberg, pioneer of the modern printing press in 1450. (An invention that wouldn't be nearly as invaluable, it should be noted, without the brainchild of Ts'ai Lun of China, the first maker of paper in 105 BC.)


Gutenberg's life-changing invention was the first of many that have led us to where we are today with technology that enables better, faster, smarter printing and document processing. Here is a nod to some of the other important advancements along the way:


1703: Gottfried Leibniz creates the binary number system used in virtually all computers today. (You know, those series of 0s and 1s? I still don't quite understand, but thank you, Gottfried!)


1803: Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier develop the papermaking machine (with an assist from Ts'ai Lun mentioned earlier).


1965: The first finger-controlled touchscreen is created by E.A. Johnson at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern, UK. (More on this below)


2016: Three nanotechnologists win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for building miniature machines out of molecules. (This has nothing to do with printers-yet, anyway – but that's an amazing technological feat worth noting!)


Thanks to the inventions of these great minds over the last 500+ years, PSMailers is making its own advancements with our pressure-seal and self-mailer machines. Take for instance, the new PSM6000 model with touchscreen design. Think of it as your own personal Rosey for the office. The touchscreen display gives the user faster, easier, accurate access to functions for a 21st century performance. With a capacity to process up to 6,000 forms per hour, this unit also provides manual and batch counts, variable speed options, plus a 6-month manufacturer warranty that would make even Gutenberg blush.


Harnessing technology like touchscreen displays in our powerful folding/self-sealing systems is our way of advancing the industry and providing our users the most efficient tools available to save valuable time, money and resources.
So the next time you process or open a PSMailers document, thank our industry forefathers and your humble friends here at PSMailers.

Yours in the most latest tech,
PSMailers Guy

PS. Technology, used wisely, can move us forward by remarkable leaps and bounds. But not without risk. As Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and mastermind of wildly ambitious ideas, once put it: "I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact."

Good news for a change

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 15:01 PM

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With every new year always comes renewed efforts to do something – something different, better, or new, like: start exercising, stop snacking, quit a bad habit, read a good book, save more, “Amazon” less.

A few years ago, I resolved to finally trim an overgrown tree in our backyard at the first blush of spring. With my trusty 6-foot wooden ladder, I proceeded to aggressively cut years of dead branches and wild growth from the top step. It didn’t take long before I confirmed the laws of physics that day: ladder stability requires all four legs to be firmly planted on the ground. Not three. On the inglorious way down, a gnarly tree branch sliced my arm like a skilled surgeon and a prickly berry bush cushioned my fall with appropriate insult. Twenty stitches later, I resolved to hire a professional tree trimmer next time.

But this year, my resolution is not based on a bruised ego or battered backside. Rather, it is one believe I can carry out successfully and with positive results: focus on good news.

It should come as no surprise that the first place I turn to find good news is PSMailers!

  • New upgrade: If operating more time- and cost-efficiently is a high priority in 2021, a new PSMailers system will be received as good news around the office.
  • New design: Great news for busy offices - the popular PSM6000 model now features a touch screen display for enhanced user interface to seal up to 6,000 forms per hour.
  • New uses: Documentation is increasing in demand. Pressure-seal documents are ideal for mailing medical test results, screening facility information, hours of operation, and more.
  • New ideas: The turn of a new year is typically a time to gear up for W2s, 1099s and other important tax season documents. But there are endless other ways to use PSMailers machines and documents. What new ideas will you discover in 2021?

If you haven’t made your own New Year’s resolution yet (or have already failed to keep it), I encourage you to join me in the quest for good news this year. And take it from someone older and wiser about New Year’s resolutions: when you reach for the stars, be sure to keep four ladder feet on the ground.

 

PSMailers Guy,

Bearer of Good News in 2021

The Ultimate Office Gift of 2020

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 @ 15:11 PM

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I’m no historian, but I think it’s safe to say 2020 will go down in history as one of the most regrettably, unforgettably crazy years in modern history. And the year isn’t even over yet!

With the holidays on the horizon, life is going to get even crazier. The to-do list around this house is getting longer:

  • Find storage space for 60 rolls of toilet paper (not hoarding, I swear!)
  • Upgrade Zoom account to host virtual holiday dinner with family
  • Bake a loaf of sourdough bread that is actually edible
  • Take up knitting
  • Watch Tiger King mini-series (for engaging conversation at our virtual dinner)

Just typing that list gives me holiday anxiety. But this blog isn’t about me, it’s about helping you operate more efficiently and cost-effectively especially during the weird world we’re currently living in.

So here’s one thing to take off your to-do list: the time, cost and burden of folding, sealing, and mailing documents. With PSMailers, we’ve got you covered. These pressure sealer systems and self-mailer documents are available to suit the needs of any size business, organization or educational institution. They will make light work of any important document processing:

  • payroll
  • accounting
  • invoicing
  • grade reports
  • direct mail

With lower costs and improved productivity, PSMailers systems actually pay for themselves (go here to find out how). How’s that for the perfect office holiday gift?

Office parties and holiday celebrations won’t be the same this year, but you can certainly ring in the new year operating better than ever with a new PSMailers system.

And as we say good riddance to 2020, I’ll leave you with one final thought: keep your friends and family close – and your research monkey closer.

May the worst be behind us,

 

PSMailers Guy

The Power of the Written Word

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 @ 13:08 PM

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I tend to learn life’s greatest lessons late in life (as Mrs. PSMailers Guy likes to point out). But there are some exceptions. Moving offspring #2 into her apartment recently for another year of college, reminded me of the moment I learned an important lesson back in my own college days…

There I was lounging around our dilapidated off-campus house one afternoon. Empty beverage cans and pizza boxes littered about, completing the carefree décor. I lay on the couch shooting the breeze with housemates when one of them nonchalantly said, “Hey, I thought you had a class this afternoon.” I jumped up at this sudden realization and saw that I only had a few minutes to get to class. With no time to locate my backpack or even a notebook, I grabbed a pencil and the closest thing I could find to take notes on – a paper plate – and ran out the door. Oh, you laugh (my housemates, and classmates for that matter, sure did). But not only did I make it to class on time, the notes I took on my spontaneous notepaper were instrumental in helping me study for, and pass, my mid-term exam.

Lesson learned? The power of the written word…and a clean paper plate!

In this age of digital communication and inundation, messages can get lost. Email inboxes are overflowing (with unread and spam messages), yet physical mailboxes are about a third less full than 10 years ago. That presents a great opportunity to stand out with direct marketing, especially in the education sector.

Here are a few ways school districts and higher ed institutions can use PSMailers pressure-seal equipment and self-mailer documents – and the power of the printed word – to connect with students, staff and donors in these pandemic times.

  • Provide health & safety tips. The Mrs. and I felt good about taking our daughter back to campus because we knew the school was taking extra steps to ensure her health and safety. The high-volume PSM10k folder/sealer system is perfect for large universities and school districts to communicate their comprehensive safety plan, personal health tips, and updates to students and families to resume on-campus activities, safety assurances.
  • Enhance development and advancement efforts. With social distancing guidelines still in place and traditional, face-to-face outreach opportunities limited in these COVID-19 times, targeted direct mail is becoming a key component of educational institution fundraising and recruitment efforts. PSMailers can easily prepare materials needed for online auction events – mailers leading up to the event to boost participation, feature auction items, and provide bidding instructions, as well as thank-you notes to donors.
  • Communicate critical campus information. Student support services are a big part of campus life. The smaller volume PSM3000, which handles up to 3,000 pieces an hour, is great for processing a printed guide to hours of operation for offices, libraries, rec centers, food court and cafeterias, and bus schedules, just to name a few.
  • Boost school spirit with bookstore and yearbook promotions. Everyone likes getting mail…even tech-savvy Gen Y and Z students! Schools can use PSMailers to help promote bookstore promotions with printed coupons and coupon scan codes, as well as solicit yearbook sales with direct marketing that stand out in the mail.

These times are challenging, but everyone is adapting and adjusting as needed to work through the issues and opportunities of this shared pandemic experience. PSMailers is here to help businesses and organizations explore new and effective ways to communicate with their customers and target audiences. The power of the printed word has never been more powerful.

Yours in wisdom and paper products,

PSMailers Guy

3 things to love about marriage – and PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 @ 14:06 PM

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I have only been married once, so I’m no expert on weddings. But I do know that we have officially entered wedding season, a time to reflect on the importance of this lifelong ball and chain, I mean, loving bond (oops…looks like my spellcheck needs a tune-up).

Marriage can be a real lifesaver (literally) for guys like me – much like PSMailers pressure sealer systems. Hear me out…

  1. You’ll be happier. Research has shown that married men have a lower risk of depression and a higher likelihood of satisfaction with life in retirement than unmarried men.

Likewise, owners of PSMailers systems will readily admit they are happier with the process of printing, folding and sealing mailers than those without these mighty machines. PSMailers systems bring joy to completing a typically tedious, time-consuming task in offices of all sizes and industries, from school districts and higher ed institutions to medical facilities, and more.

  1. You’ll be healthier. Nearly 150 years of studies confirm that married men are healthier than unmarried men. Being hitched has been linked to better brain function, reduced risk of Alzheimer's, and improved blood sugar levels, to name a few.

Anyone who has experienced the stress of processing payroll, accounting, grade reports, and direct mail under tight deadlines knows how stressful it can be. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, lack of sleep, and, if you’re like me, late night binge eating. From low volume to high capacity models, there’s a PSMailers system available to increase productivity and decrease stress.  

  1. You’ll live longer! According to a recent study, married men had a 46 percent lower rate of death than unmarried men. What’s more, the longer a man stays married, the greater his survival advantage over his unmarried peers. I say, viva la marriage!

And viva la PSMailers! Because processing hundreds and thousands of mailings the old-fashioned way will surely take years off your life. On the other hand, the PSM10K can process up to 10,000 sheets per hour, freeing up hours in your day – and years in your life.

In all the years I’ve been married, I have found that nothing says “I love you” more than watching a marathon of “Say Yes to the Dress” with your wife on a Saturday night. And nothing says “I love saving time, money and headaches” more than a PSMailers system. Find your perfect match here.

Self-sealed with a kiss –

 

Mr. PSMailers Guy

(aka Mr. Ball and Chain)

 

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/marriage-and-mens-health

A Serious Message During a Serious Time

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 14:03 PM

 

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AUTHOR NOTE: I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it. The silly stories, anecdotes and random factoids are just my clever (?) way of bringing helpful information to you about the benefits of PSMailers systems for your business. However, in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business and personal lives at this time, this blog will strike a more serious tone.

The outbreak and impact of Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) has brought great uncertainty to every aspect of our lives, professionally and personally. However, one thing is certain: PSMailers remains open for business, ready to service your needs and your PSMailers systems:

• The PSMailers managed service network in Dayton, Ohio, is continuing to provide parts coverage on all PSMailers systems.

• Customer service representatives are available 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday.

• All service technicians are available for service calls.

• PSMailers documents are in-stock and all orders are being fulfilled as needed.

Since certain business functions must carry on during this widespread coronavirus “lockdown,” many customers are continuing, and even increasing, their PSMailers systems use to process payroll, accounts payable, updates and urgent notices. PSMailers stands ready to provide the products and service you need.

I am proud to be the “face” of PSMailers through this blog and to be part of a high-quality, reliable product that serves as an integral part of your business operation. Please don’t hesitate to contact our fine Customer Service Representatives with any questions, orders, or service need at (800) 464-5030, support@psmailers.com,

Thank you for your continued trust in PSMailers. I wish you and your family good health as we weather this time. Rest assured, we will get through it together, stronger.

 

Humbly,

PSMailers Guy

Death, taxes and PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 @ 09:01 AM

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What would you do to secure a future of no taxes? Quit your job? Tempting, but probably not practical (unless you’re retired). Move abroad? Also tempting. But be wary – many countries have higher tax rates than the U.S.! Or perhaps you would be willing to get an “IRS” tattoo in exchange for a life without taxes? Believe it or not, that option appealed to nearly one in four American taxpayers surveyed.

Of course, this is merely an exercise in futility because as we are all painfully aware, thanks to Ben Franklin, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

I’d like to think, however, that there is one other certainty in life: the versatility and reliability of PSMailers systems.

The burden of printing, folding, and sealing tax documents during tax season places a big demand on businesses. PSMailers machines, from the low volume PSM1800 to the mighty PSM10K, can ease the pain of the tax season crunch.

Need a different fold style? That’s easy. PSMailers documents are available in six fold styles to accommodate your needs. To switch fold styles, simply adjust the fold plate and begin to seal!

Questions? No problem. PSMailers Customer Service and Tech team is available to answer all of your questions and help you resolve any issues you might be experiencing. Our team of experts know PSMailers systems inside and out and can have you up and running in no time. You can reach them at 800-464-5030 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or email support@psmailers.com.

Best of all, we will never ask you to get a “PSMailers” tattoo. Unless you really want one. Then who are we to stop you?

Yours in death, taxes and PSMailers,

PSMailers Guy

(aka Taxed Out)

Topics: PSMailers, pressure seal, PSM10K, PSM1800, wilmer, tax season