Author: Melissa Fransen, Marketing Manager
One of the questions that we frequently get asked is if we provide print and mailing solutions to an International customer base that is interested in mailing to the US Market. The answer is a resounding Yes!
In fact, this continues to be one of Nahan’s specialties and something that we feel truly continues to set us apart in the industry. We have quickly become a printer of choice for retailers and agencies alike in the European market.
“If you are a start-up or even an established brand looking to market to a US audience and are looking for a trusted print partner, look no further, our team at Nahan is here to become a seamless extension of your marketing team. We continue to work with so many great people abroad that have become not only clients but good friends, that really trust our Quality & Service.”Kelly Marthaler, US & International Catalog/Direct Mail Sales Consultant
Commonly Asked Questions
1. We have formats developed for our UK audience and foreign postal requirements. How do we convert our formats to meet the US postal requirements?
Nahan is highly experienced in working with customers to develop efficient size formats for the US postal stream. Weights and size formats that work in Europe don’t always work here in the US. We specialize in adjusting these sizes or format templates to US formats to help minimize cost and reduce postage rates. Our focus is really on guiding clients closely through the entire process.
2. What about paper? How does this work?
Our team at Nahan is very familiar with foreign paper spec differences and can help transition to US paper stocks that are of equal or greater paper quality and still be competitively priced.
3. With the time difference, can I expect a quick turnaround on quotes?
At Nahan, you can expect a quote within 24 hours or less. We take a lot of pride in quick-turn quotes and communication. You can come to expect the same timely response from our purchasing and customer service teams even when your office is in a foreign country.
4. What about mailing schedules? How does this work?
Our postal/logistics team at Nahan works with our customers to develop timely schedules based on in-home dates. We walk through this entire process with each of our foreign clients to ensure there is a clear understanding of what in-homes dates work best with each individual marketing plan and how we can minimize cost as well.
5. What about USPS postal promotions, can I take advantage of these?
Absolutely. Our team at Nahan will guide you through the promotions process to ensure you are getting the most cost-effective rates based on your marketing objectives.
6. What about mailing to other markets, such as Canada?
At Nahan, we utilize the assistance of a third party partner to mail to other foreign markets, such as Canada, and do this quite frequently. We are close proximity to Canada so this is a very close entry point for us.
7. I’m new to this – how do I even start?
Many of our customers that start out with us don’t have experience in expanding their mailing to the US market. No problem at all! We’ll be very happy to guide you through this process so maximum ROI can be achieved. We want to take the stress of printing and mailing here in the US out of each foreign marketer’s job.
Bio: Melissa Fransen is our Marketing Manager. She started with Nahan in May of 2017. Melissa is responsible for Nahan’s marketing initiatives, which includes everything from conference planning to social media initiatives. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and enjoying time in the outdoors with family and friends.