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Mailing Services Study Just Released

NPOA Releases Latest Study...

2015-2016 Mailing Services
Pricing Study Released!

The NPOA Mailing Services Pricing Study, a 130-page report packed with the latest pricing data in the mailing industry has just been released. All eligible survey participants have been notified via the email addresses they provided as to how and where to go to download their Free PDF copy. Survey participants, some of whom spent 2-3 hours completing their survey, will also receive a hard-copy of the publication in the mail - it's just our way of saying, "thanks for all your help and participation."

NPOA members who did not participate will be entitled to download an "Executive Summary" of the study within the next two weeks. Look for further info. The Study is now available in the NPOA Bookstore. NPOA Price $117 (a 40% discount); Non-members $195. Available as both a PDF or hard-copy. Orders begin shipping 2/16/2015.


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Don't Miss "Early Bird" Deadline for NPOA Conference

Don't Miss "Early Bird" Registration Deadline

For 2015 NPOA Owners Conference

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BindRite Offers 10% Discount to NPOA Members

BindRite Offers 10% NPOA Member Discount
On New MBM Triumph 5260 Paper Cutter

Advanced Programmable Electric Paper Cutter. A precision engineered programmable cutter featuring the exclusive SCS Safety Cutting System improves productivity and safety.

For more product details as well as how you can get the 10% discount, please click here.

Offer good through the NPOA show (April 18, 2015)

Webinar Series by Marketing Ideas for Printers

2nd of four webinars starts today...

Marketing Ideas For Printers
Launches Quick Win Webinar Series

Marketing Ideas For Printers, an NPOA Associate Member, is presenting the Quick Win Webinars, a four-part webinar series designed to provide Websites For Printers customers with the tools and tips they need to get quick wins in efficiency and profit. The first webinar is today at 3 p.m. EST, so there is still time to sign up! CLICK HERE to register.

Today's webinar will focus on Private Label Websites and how these websites open the door to more print sales opportunities. The 20-minute webinar will not only focus on the nuts and bolts of building Private Label Websites, but also explore a working example of a Private Label Websites and show you how printers just like you are using their Private Label Websites to sell more printing. We'll explore the same Private Label Website presented by Peter Lineal in his highly popular NPOA webinar, How to Increase Sales with a Web-to-Print Marketing Portal.


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Marketing Ideas for Printers Offers 2nd Webinar Today!

2nd of four webinars starts today...

Marketing Ideas For Printers 
Launches 2nd Webinar Today

Marketing Ideas For Printers will be presenting the webinar Document Library: The Easy Way to Order Printing today, January 21 at 3 pm Eastern / 2 pm Central / 1 pm Mountain / 12 noon Pacific. This webinar is the second in a four-part webinar series designed to provide Websites For Printers customers with the tools and tips they need to get quick wins in efficiency and profit.

This webinar will show you how the Document Library helps your customers keep their commonly ordered printing items organized in a way that encourages them to buy more printing. More information, including a registration link, can be found at on.mi4p.info/1ucAgNC

 

Incresing Search Engine Visibility

Marketing Ideas For Printers 
Launches 4th Webinar on Wednesday!

John Henry, Director of Programs for NPOA, will join Marketing Ideas For Printers on Wednesday’s Quick Win Webinar to share his stories of SEO success. The webinar is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2015 at 3 p.m. EST. This webinar is the last in a series of Quick Win Webinars.

Each 20-minute webinar is designed to show you the "quick win" ideas to help you immediately increase the efficiency and profits your Websites For Printers website creates. Registration and more information can be found at: http://on.mi4p.info/1643KHt.

Mathew Parker Video Now Available

NPOA MEMBERS ONLY...

FREE WEBINAR VIDEO OF POPULAR
MATTHEW PARKER PRESENTATION...

"How To Stop Buyers Choosing On Price"

Sometimes it feels like every conversation is about price. That’s all buyers seem to be interested in.  They won’t talk about anything else.  They don’t want to hear about your company heritage, your quality levels or your web to print software.

But do you really have to be the lowest price to win? There is another way. There are a number of printers out there at the moment who are selling print and making good profits. These printers have (1) Clients who will go out of their way to work with them and (2) Clients who are even prepared to pay extra. Wouldn’t you like to be one of those printers? Wouldn’t you like to break the cycle and stop ending up in price battles again and again? Then be sure to register here for this informative, 45-minute Webinar. Plus, a special offer for NPOA Members Only - a free report title, "Seven strategies to increase profit margins by over 12%."




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NPOA Launches Survey on Retirement Planning

NPOA Launches New Survey on Retirement Planning

Key Questions About Retirement - How dependent are fellow printers on future Social Security income? Depending upon age, what is the current "health status" of fellow printers and how does that impact their retirement plans? How many printers have established a set retirement date and what are their plans if they do retire? How do printers rate their own financial strength as it relates to future plans and what kind of retirement plans do printers already have in place? These are just a few of the questions being asked on NPOA's latest survey. The deadline for participation is Sept. 29, 2014. The results of what we believe will be a very revealing survey will be published within three weeks, and made available to all.

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Associate Member DFS Offers Incentive on Holiday Postcards

Imprinted Holiday Postcards for Customers...

Holidays: a Great Time for
Print Shops to Boost Business

For small and quick printers, the Holiday Season is a good time to pick up extra business and impress customers with value and services the competition doesn’t even offer. The Holiday Season is special because businesses purchase a large share of the 1.6 billion printed Holiday cards sold. Moreover, local printers are positioned ideally to provide what businesses want: Holiday greetings that are customized, branded and have a personalized message while requiring less effort and less money. Postcards and outsourced services are the secrets for Holiday success for many printers.

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2015 Mailing Services Pricing Survey Launched

Do you offer mailing services?
Then this new survey is for you!

NPOA has just launched a brand new survey aimed at capturing prices and reporting on common practices in the mailing industry, especially by firms processing between 50,000 and 250,000 pieces each month. This biennial Mailing Services Pricing Study is the industry's premier guide when it comes to pricing practices. Published by the National Print Owners Association (NPOA), this 100+ page study (not just a summary) is FREE and will be in your hands in mid-January 2015, just in time to check and compare your prices against your peers.

But there's Just One Catch... You have to participate and return your Survey by Dec. 12th in order to receive your Free Copy!* Follow the first link below to read instructions and download your worksheet. Because this survey is quite extensive, we strongly recommend completing the worksheet first, and then assigning a CSR or manager to input your answers to the on-line survey.


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NPOA Presents Popular Webinar

NPOA Releases Member-Only Webinar

Industry Leader and NPOA Member Peter Lineal Presents
"How to Increase Sales With a Web-to-Print Marketing Portal"

NPOA is proud to provide its members and guests the opportunity to now view Peter Lineal's very popular webinar that discusses how to use Web-to-Print Marketing Portals to increase your business. This webinar literally sold-out both times it was offered for free on the PrintOwners List Serv.

Lineal will be producing four more webinars in the coming months on behalf of NPOA. These webinars will be available to NPOA members only and will be presented both live as well as recorded. NPOA will advise members in advance as to the times and dates for these upcoming webinars. To view the video and read about Lineal's background siimply click here. Be advised, you must either be a NPOA or you will be requested to sign up for a FREE/Complimentary (limited) Membership where we will at least capture some basic contact information. If you have already signed up for our FREE/Complimentary Membership you will have to use your user name and password.

NPOA Releases Web-to-Print Portals Webinar

How to Increase sales With a Web-to-Print Marketing Portal - NPOA is proud to provide its members and guests the opportunity to view Peter Lineal's first webinar about how to use Web-to-Print Marketing Portals to increase your business.

Go here to view either a highlights video or to access the entire presentation - Marketing Portals.

A Holiday Gift Long-Remembered

Looking for a great gift for the family
that will be remembered for a long time?

NPOA wants to suggest the "perfect" family gift for this holiday season - a family trip to warm, sunny Orlando, FL and Disney World Resort.

NPOA's 3rd Annual Owners Conference will be held April 16-18, 2015 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa at the Disney World Resort. The hotel is in walking distance to Downtown Disney, and we've made sure this conference is "family friendly." If you've attended one of our conferences in the past, then you already know what a great educational experience this can be. Click here to go directly to our 2015 Conference Program.


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2015 Mailing Survey Deadline Extended

Deadline for Mailing Survey Extended...

We Admit our Mistakes, but We Still Intend
To Publish a Top-Notch, Accurate Survey

The Good News is that we received approximately 103 completed surveys by the published deadline.

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New Webinar - How To Stop Buyers Choosing On Price

SEMINAR SERIES

FREE WEBINAR PROGRAM - Jan. 13, 2015, 1 p.m. (EST)
"How To Stop Buyers Choosing On Price"
By Matthew Parker, President, Profitable Print Relations

Sometimes it feels like every conversation is about price. That’s all buyers seem to be interested in.  They won’t talk about anything else.  They don’t want to hear about your company heritage, your quality levels or your web to print software.

But do you really have to be the lowest price to win? There is another way. There are a number of printers out there at the moment who are selling print and making good profits. These printers have (1) Clients who will go out of their way to work with them and (2) Clients who are even prepared to pay extra. Click Here to Sign-up for this webinar. ATTENDANCE for this webinar is limited to 95 enrollees!



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2015 Conference Agenda Posted

Conference Program Now Available

NPOA Posts Agenda for
2015 Owners Conference

Thanks to the efforts of John Henry, NPOA Director of Programs & Events, Becky Whatley, Conference Coordinator for NPOA, and the hard work of the entire 2015 Conference Committee, the association has just released its 2015 Conference Agenda. This year's conference also features a pre-conference User's Group meeting sponsored by SoftUse/Printer's Plan. Details on the latter will follow. 

The conference program promises to be the best ever and we are looking forward to seeing as many NPOA members as possible. Of course, as usual, printers who are not members of NPOA are also encouraged to register for this conference so they can mix, mingle and share ideas with printers from across the U.S. 

NPOA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

19 Printers Pitch-in to Start New Association

NPOA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

1st NPOA Web Site

NPOA was officially launched as a printing trade association two years ago on Dec. 17, 2012 with the help of 19 printers ("Founders") who collectively decided there was a need for a new printing association, one more willing and better prepared to serve the small format printing industry, both digital and offset. By the end of that first month NPOA had attracted 57 additional members. By January 2013 NPOA attracted an additional 146 members, and was well on its way to becoming a viable trade association. Our association is nearly 400 strong and continues to grow. To read more about the history of the association go here.


Many industry leaders and suppliers were skeptical at first, with many questioning whether there was a need for a new association and whether this new upstart association could survive. Well, the association has proved the old adage, "where there is a will there is a way.". The association brazenly scheduled it's first Owners meeting in March of 2013 in New Orleans. More than 120 printers and vendors turned out for that first conference. Many attendees (some long-time members of other trade associations) called it one of the best conferences they had ever attended, offering a great opportunity to learn and meet with fellow printers.



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Discount Labels Joins NPOA Associate Ranks

NPOA is proud to welcome our latest Associate Member - Discount Labels. Discount Labels will also be joining NPOA members in April 2015 as a Silver Sponsor for our 3rd Annual Owners Conference.

Accuzip Offer to NPOA

 

 “EXCLUSIVE offer for NPOA Members only: 6-months FREE added on to any AccuZIP6 5.0 software package of one-year or greater”*
*Offer valid for new customers only and offer must be referenced at the time of purchase.  Offer subject to NPOA membership verification.  Offer subject to change or be discontinued at any time.

Nov-Dec. NPOA Newsletter Released

NPOA Nov-Dec. Newsletter "Hot Off the Press"!

NPOA News, the official publication of the National Print Owners Association, was mailed to all current members late last week. Many members already have reported receiving their copy - Fantastic service from the USPS!

Our Latest Newsletter provides members with a brief update and review regarding what you association is up to and what's in the works! The current issue features a message from NPOA President Jace Prejean, as well as highlights from the recent Retirement Plans and Planning Survey conducted by NPOA.



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