Of course, to the average person, the term “drop shipping” doesn’t mean anything. We thought we would clear this up and help you understand why we do this and what benefit it has to you.
Drop shipping simply means physically taking mail to the closest postal distribution unit before delivery. By avoiding the extra travel that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has to complete in order to deliver the mail, you can save money. Besides postage discounts, you also can benefit from drop shipping in that it can speed the delivery of your mail by avoiding unnecessary travel time.
Your mailing vendor can determine if drop shipping would be beneficial to you. Here at Bluegrass, we first look at the potential postage savings as well as the type of mail piece to see if drop shipping would be worthwhile. Then, if we determine that it will save you money and help speed the delivery, we arrange to have the mail delivered to the location of the required Post Office. The further down the mail stream your mail goes prior to entering the USPS facilities for delivery, the greater the postal discounts you receive.
The good news for you is that this is done seamlessly without you having to make any decisions or do any extra work, and the discount shows up on your invoice. If you have any questions about how this works or whether your next mailing can be drop shipped, feel free to give us a call.
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