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What You Need to Know About Mail.dat

Mar 06, 2013


Mail.dat Helps Click2Mail Go Green … And Save You Money 


When it comes to direct mail, there are a lot of ways to go green. One of the most important things that Click2Mail has done to “green” our business has been to embrace mail.dat, a standardized format for electronically transmitting data to the U.S. Postal Service. 


Using mail.dat simplifies the entire mailing process. Instead of having to print out paperwork and take it to the Post Office with big mail jobs, now we can transmit the paperwork electronically. The process eliminates paper and reduces waste, helping to make direct mail more environmentally friendly. 


But going green isn't the only advantages of mail.dat – it also helps lower our mailing costs, which we pass on to you – and saving money is especially important in these days of increasing postage rates. Mail.dat helps Click2Mail save you money in the following ways: 


  • No need to re-run presorts to address last-minute changes 
  • No need to fill out paper statements or enter data into the Postage Statement Wizard 
  • No handling printed postage statements and qualification reports
  • Reduced paper and storage costs for postage statements and qualification reports 
  • Improved productivity resulting from electronic transactions with the USPS


Finally, with mail.dat, we’re able to continue offering you full-service Intelligent Mail program benefits, including: 


  • Free address correction data for addresses that have changed 
  • Free confirm tracking data, so you'll know when your mail is delivered  
  • Ability to know exactly when your mailings enter the postal system (start-the-clock, mail induction information)


The bottom line: by embracing mail.dat, Click2Mail is able to offer every one of our customers top-of-the-line mail services at an affordable price, so that you can create a direct mail campaign that helps you achieve your goals. 


Do you have questions about creating a direct mail campaign with Click2Mail? Our customer support team is always happy to help you out and answer your questions. Drop us a line at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or give us a call at 866-665-2787. We're here Mon-Fri, 9AM to 8PM Eastern Time.