We are often asked can we just mail out 300 invoices or 300 of anything come to thing of it?
The answer is very definitely YES, you can!
Sometimes the volume might be more or less but by using a hybrid mail solution an SME is guaranteed to save money on postage, printing and processing.
Hybrid mail is a combination of printing and posting as a bundled service and we can combine small mailings for many customers and use DSA (Downstream Access ) pricing which saves you time and money on postage.
Using your web browser you can access our print-2-mail web portal and we provide you with a user name and password. There’s no software to install and you can use a PC or Mac.
If you have a document you want to print and send out, print-2-mail does the rest. The document needs to be converted to a PDF first.
By downloading the print driver you don’t even need to create PDF’s. Selecting the print driver launches the application, uploads your documents and converts them to PDF’s.
The print driver is easy to download as the interface provides a “print driver download”
What can I use hybrid mail for?
Pretty much any document you need to print and mail out.
You can print virtually any type of A4 document, single or double-sided, colour or black on white only. There’s no limit to the number of pages so reports, dissertations even and customer letters are fine.
You can load variable length documents so invoices and statements are no problem. You simply create the document before you load them to the system.
What do I need?
An internet connection and the most up to date web browser – Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP or 9 for Windows Vista or Windows 7, Mozilla Firefox 12 or Google Chrome.
When the application opens you have the option to print single and multiple page letters, in black or colour with the option of uploading your company logos.
Simply add your logo to the document as an image and we can print it along with the letter.
The wizard (there are seven steps) has been set up so you can walk through it and process your document quickly and efficiently.
The mailing wizard takes care of incomplete addresses by providing suggestions and it tidies your addresses as well. This is done using the Royal Mail’s PAF database (Postcode Authentication Finder) On completion of the address validation the wizard can create an accurate address file that can be downloaded as a PDF so you can make sure your customer addresses are accurate and complete.
How quickly will my mailing be posted out?
You have two options ‘Same Day” and “Next Day”. For same day all orders placed by 4PM are printed and mailed the same day. For next day, any orders placed up to midnight day 1 are printed and mailed out the next day.
How secure is it?
The system is very secure and documents are uploaded using an encrypted HTTPS connection (the same standard used for on line banking). All your documents are printed in an APACS approved, ISO27001 security print factory.
How much does it cost?
Until you’ve completed the wizard and finalised your print options, the summary page will summarise the total cost of your mailing at the end of the process so before you print you will know exactly what you will pay. Suffice to say it will be less than the cost of a 2nd class stamp and it includes, the paper, printing, folding, inserting and mailing out!
There is no contractual obligation so if you choose to use it only once then that’s up to you. But we are so confident that you’ll love it that you will wonder why how you managed before.
Now for the really good news…
Apart from calling us initially for a demo that’ll be the last time you’ll need to talk to us so that really is good news!
Which means that you can just get on and print and mail whenever you need to you’ll have control over what you print, when and where you post out.
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