Looking at Product Cost Changes

There are many ways to cut costs. Ask any company that has tried to reduce costs. Or even look at your own household situation. You can cut down on take-out dinners, cancel a vacation, or drop a gym membership you aren’t using anyway. But at a certain point, you realize some costs are just not in your control. You can’t do much about what the utility company charges you or what it costs to fix your car when it breaks down.

The same is true for the U.S. Postal Service.

 

B2C Growing Pains

As an online shopper, the world is your oyster. You can pretty much order anything from nearly anywhere in the world for delivery to your home, or in some cases, to wherever you direct the package. And increasingly, consumers are getting these deliveries at a reasonable cost and with plenty of visibility along the way.

 

Getting Inside the Customer’s Head

Aristotle’s tried and true rhetorical method might just be a successful formula for advertising, too. Tell them what you are going to tell them; tell them; and then tell them what you told them.

With advertising it seems, hitting people more than once – and via the same medium –yields the strongest results. Most notable, however, is that doubling down on a physical advertisement appears to be the best approach, according to our recent white paper, The Brain’s Response to Ad Sequencing

 

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    I shipped out a box of my books on June 5th from Oklahoma to Connecticut, about a third of my library. The other two boxes are still waiting to be sent out. The box was supposed to arrive on the 12th...
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    Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your message. The OIG is an independent agency of the Postal Service and day-to-day mail delivery issues are outside of our jurisdiction. If you have not already done so,...

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