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U.S. Mail Transit Times Are Changing. Here’s What to Do Now.

  In a time when technology is continuously speeding everything up, the U.S. Postal Service is slowing down—at least for nearly 40% of First-Class Mail. (more…)
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Automated Return Mail Solutions Deliver Savings, Faster Payments

  Moving is always a headache. Just ask any biller since customer moves account for a major portion of return mail. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 9.8% of the population moves every year. But of those 31 million people, only 60% file a Change of Address with the USPS. (more…)
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Vacation Ownership Trends Include Digital Payment and IVR

  Fall is nearly here — the customary time when most vacation ownership companies begin billing for the annual maintenance fee, which averages about $1,090, according to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) most recent State of the Industry report. (more…)
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Countdown to Postage Rate Increases

  Companies have gotten used to budgeting for an annual postage rate increase. This year the USPS has surprised mailers with a midyear increase on top of the one in January. (more…)
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Digital-First and Consumer-First Are the New Table Stakes: Takeaways from the ACA International Convention

  One of the leadership principles Coach Dick Vermeil offered at the always terrific ACA International Convention last week was to bring energy to the workplace. Let me tell you, ACA’s three-day event was brimming with energy and engagement from more than 700 attendees. (more…)
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New Consumer Communication Rules for Collections Demand Agility and Adaptability

  New debt collection rules that have been in the works for at least seven years will take effect in November as planned. (more…)
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Surge in Certified Mail Demands New, Lower Cost Technology

  Streamlining bulk certified mail starts in the cloud. Companies are bracing for a surge in sending past-due and collection notices that require USPS Certified Mail® delivery as temporary pandemic consumer relief ends. (more…)
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It’s Time to Deliver the Experience for Billing and Payments that Customers Expect with Omnichannel

  We’ve all seen the statistics. It comes down to customer experience (CX) being a strategic imperative. To cite just one: 81% of companies are moving to compete mostly or entirely on the basis of CX. (Gartner). (more…)
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You Can’t Zoom a Vacation: A Q&A with ARDA CEO Jason Gamel

  We’re thrilled that leisure and business travel is picking up again after a very long year of staying home. With vaccines being broadly distributed, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and its members are gearing up for a fantastic 2021 based on huge pent-up demand. Over spring break, many resorts already…
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