Thursday, March 15, 2007

R2-D2 Set To Unite Two Powerful Forces in March

Today it was announced that the USPS will be partnering with Lucasfilm Ltd. to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars movie franchise. The USPS will be wrapping mail collection boxes in some 200 cities nationwide in a unique covering that resembles the R2-D2 droid, according to the Guardian Unlimited website. This is part of a promotion for a new stamp to be announced 3.28.07 according to the USPS's CMO Anita Bizzotto.
About 400 mailboxes will be covered to look like the heroic little droid. You can watch a promotional video clip here. May the Force be with you when mailing your letters!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Site Search Has Launched!

As promised, here's an update on the site search for - the new and improved site search engine has launched! We went live with the new search function last Friday and we've already seen some promising results.
For example, when our customers are searching our site for a specific item or product number, they'll immediately be directed to the most relevant product page(s). This will provide a faster and more efficient buying experience. Our previous search capability was quite limited and we were concerned our customers were getting frustrated when looking for the products they needed.
Please drop by and try out our new search function. Let me know your thoughts - the good, the bad and the ugly. I hope everyone enjoys this great improvement to our site. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Site Search Makes A Difference...

Postal Employees - do you find it frustrating when you're searching a postal eCommerce website for that long-awaited new product only to come up empty handed? I know I do! A website's internal search engine can make a huge difference in customer service and the overall consumer experience, often times making or breaking a sale.
My search marketing team and I at Postal Products Unlimited have been doing research analyzing the search function on our eCommerce sites. We found that the current search capability on our postal uniform website was performing poorly, frustrating our customers and forcing a bad shopping experience on our hard working postal friends. This is not a good thing!
We are constantly striving to find better ways to help our customers shop our sites easily. The Good News: we're on the verge of launching a new search function! I'm working with our web master to implement this new feature soon, so I'll post an update shortly.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to Everyone from MailboxSource!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Letter Carriers: Got A Pain In Your Back? New Stowage and Retrieval System Will Help...

Employers and employees alike continually search for ways to be more productive and profitable - as well as safer and more comfortable.

Canam Marketing, a division of ICM Corp., has created a product that fulfills all four objectives. It’s a single or double shelf stowage and retrieval system that fits the close to 200,000 postal vehicles delivering mail on the streets and roads of America. And it is U.S. Postal Service approved.

Letter carriers have responded enthusiastically. They like the fact that they can stow and retrieve mail trays, tubs and parcels without climbing into the rear of their vehicles. After the shelf is extended outside the vehicle, carriers stand erect and retrieve from three sides.

That’s much easier on the body than trying to scramble inside. It’s more ergonomic than the bending, reaching and lifting they once did. Bottom line: no more back strain.

After loading or unloading, the Canam shelf can be retracted into the vehicle’s rear cargo area, then locked into position. Each shelf has a capacity of 300 pounds. Carriers on high volume routes tend to choose the double shelf arrangement over the single shelf. It helps them eliminate possible second trips back to the post office to pick up what initially couldn’t be fit into the vehicle.

In short, the stowage and retrieval system allows carriers to better organize their postal vehicles, which reduces delivery time. It also prevents work-related injuries.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New! 4C Horizontal Mailboxes

Check out this informational page on the new 4C Mailboxes, required on any new construction projects as of October 6th, 2006.

USPS - My Desktop Post Office

Check out this great feature from the USPS. My Desktop Post Office allows you to download the services you use most from the USPS directly on your desktop. Click the link above to find out more...