USPS Promotions – A Great Way to Engage Customers and Save on Postage
Author: Jen Bender, Senior Account Executive
Client engagement with your brand, products, and services begins at the mailbox. The look and feel of the piece you are mailing needs to draw in the consumer and make them want to open the package.
USPS Promotions provide a great opportunity to engage customers, while saving on postage. We recently shared the 2021 USPS Postal Promotions calendar, which highlights the upcoming postal promotions for this year. In this blog, we are featuring two promotions that have been of particular interest to many of our customers.
Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Promotion
The Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Promotion (TSI) encourages sensory engagement with the physical mail piece using technical advances within the direct marketing industry. Categories that qualify within this promotion include – specialty inks, specialty papers and interactive mail piece design.
The addition of a visual or textural element(s) can create intrigue for the recipient. The addition of these treatments – like soft touch or sandpaper on the envelope or the addition of a lenticular card on the letter – can boost client interaction with the mail piece.
Treatments can be applied to the envelope and/or the mail piece but must be both visible and distinguishable and must meet automation compatibility requirements. The TSI promotion runs February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021 and approved pieces receive a 2% postage discount.
Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion
The Emerging and Advanced Technology Promotion integrates direct mail with advances in technology. This promotion incorporates Enhanced Augmented Reality, Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology, Virtual Reality, and other digital methods to enhance your direct mail piece.
Creating an omnichannel marketing experience for your audience can accentuate your marketing strategy. For example, add your logo, image or icon to the piece to create an interactive experience for the client by featuring a new product or service.
The Emerging and Advanced Technology promotion runs March 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021. Approved mail pieces quality for a 2% postage discount.
Getting Started with USPS Promotions
Our team is happy help you learn more about USPS Promotions and how to get started. Reach out to your Sales Representative, Account Executive or Account Manager for additional details as there are rules and restrictions that apply.
Bio: Jen Bender is a Senior Account Executive at Nahan. Jen has over 20 years of direct marketing experience and she enjoys working with clients to bring their direct marketing initiatives to the next level. Jen and her husband have two children and as family, they enjoy cheering on the team her husband coaches. Jen also enjoys reading, writing, and music.