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BCC Software Announces Strategic Initiative with Direct Logistics, Inc.
(PRLEAP.COM) Rochester, NY BCC Software, a leading developer of high-performance solutions for professional mailers, has formed a strategic alliance with Direct Logistics, Inc. (DLI), that will result in Destination Entry drop-ship logistics services being made available directly to BCC customers.
The first result of this partnership is the introduction of Truck Direct Mail (TDM), a free quote-generator interface that will be available in BCCs user-exclusive online Customer Portal. TDM offers mailers a hassle-free way to evaluate the value of using a private carrier to transport mailings intended for Destination Entry drop-shipping. If the mailer accepts TDMs logistics quote, DLI arranges for the specific shipment to be transported per the mailers instructions at a savings of as much as 20 percent compared to standard United States Postal Service (USPS) shipping costs.
This latest partnership continues our efforts to provide a truly comprehensive array of mailing-services solutions that can help our customers achieve their maximum mailing potential, said Ted Seward, BCC Vice President of Marketing. BCC and Direct Logistics are a great fit, and were excited to offer DLIs services to our customers.
BCC is in the process of fully integrating Truck Direct Mail into Mail Manager 2010 and Mail Manager 2010 LE, BCCs flagship presorting and list-management products, Seward added. The integration is estimated for completion later in 2005.
Along with implementing highly publicized rate increases in 2002, the Post Office made significant discounts available to mailers willing to take bulk mail shipments at their own cost further downstream within the processing facilities of the postal system.
Instead of dropping a presorted and palletized mailing into the postal system at only the BMEU facility and achieving only the regular letter rate with no entry discount, a mailer may instead have the mailing verified at the BMEU and returned to their facility, where it is picked up by a TDM-coordinated private carrier for direct delivery to specified BMC/SCF facilities.
This process usually results in reduced costs, and helps ensure timely deliveries. And by using TDM/DLI, these benefits are achieved with little or no extra effort.
Destination Entry drop-shipping typically generates the greatest return on investment for shipments with low individual mailpiece weights (from 0.5 to 1.5 oz), total mailpiece quantities in the thousands or tens of thousands, and/or requiring specific in-home delivery dates.
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Next Generation Media Adds Inkjet Systems to Ensure Quality, Cost Effective Printing
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Next Generation Media Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NGMC - News), whose subsidiary, United Marketing Solutions, Inc. (http://www.unitedol.com), is a national leader in the direct mail industry and in franchising, today announced installation of two VideoJet Wide Array Inkjet systems to ensure quality and cost effective preparation of the more than 400 million coupons and other products it distributes annually for its franchisees.
"These systems ensure that we will provide our franchisees high quality products and allows us to create new, value-added products," Mr. Gold said. "This is an excellent example of how United Market Solutions is using today's state of the art technology to improve its performance and to provide the foundation for significant growth."
Established in 1997, Next Generation Media Corporation, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, United Marketing Solutions, Inc., provides direct marketing products to a network of franchisees. These operate within exclusive territories. Products sold to small and medium sized businesses, service providers and professionals such as dentists, physicians and real estate agents include cooperative direct mail advertising, coupon booklets, image booklets, mailings to new families in any market, a restaurant marketing kit, and products for special events and grand openings.
Statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the failure to complete successfully the development of new or enhanced products, the Company's future capital needs, the lack of market demand for any new or enhanced products the Company may develop, any actions by the Company's partners that may be adverse to the Company, the success of competitive products, other economic factors affecting the Company and its markets, seasonal changes, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any statements in this press release.
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