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Who Knew: The Pony Express

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The Pony Express, only lasted for only 18 months but remains an iconic part of American history. Founded in April of 1860 as a joint venture between the Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company, the Pony Express carried letters about 1,900 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. On October 26, 1861, the transcontinental telegraph line was ready to connect San Francisco with New York City. The Pony Express was no longer needed. However, the name did not fadefalse

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How to Print and Mail a QuickBooks Invoice

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Did you know that 29 million small businesses use QuickBooks for their accounting needs? That means that 80% of the market relies on the technology to handle their finances - and that millions of invoices are printed and mailed every day. For a majority of businesses, sending invoices to customers can be a costly and time-consuming process. After all, employees need to spend time preparing a invoice, downloading it, then making sure it gets to the right person (not to mention following it up,false

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History of the Transportation of Mail

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Prior to establishing the United States postal service, mail was delivered by friends and unofficial messengers. Even after the Postal Department came to be, most mail was delivered on foot or by horseback, but it has been delivered by many modes of transport since. Discover all the ways the mail has been delivered to America.

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What Does NCOA Mean? How Do I Comply?

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NCOA might sound like another vague initialism, but it's an important one. It stands for National Change of Address — a secure database that holds 160 million permanent change-of-address records. NCOA is a product of the United States Postal Service, which is better known by its own initialism, USPS. This huge database includes all the names and addresses of people who have changed their contact details over the last four years. Here's why you could benefit from this service and how to accessfalse

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Informed Visibility: An Innovative Platform From USPS

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In a fast-paced business environment, your company needs to make decisions based on the immediate information. Because of this, you must be able to provide your organization the agility to compete in an ultra-competitive business landscape. To that end, the United States Postal Service is in the process of rolling out a platform called Informed Visibility. The platform provides companies like yours the transparency and flexibility needed to effectively compete and maximize efficiency in yourfalse

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How to Calculate Postage Rates

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A first-class postage stamp cost just 3 cents in 1957 — around 16 times less than today. What gives? Yes, inflation has shot up since the '50s, but other factors influence the price of sending a letter, too.

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4 Benefits of Using myMailHouse for FinTechs

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Innovation is the lifeblood of FinTechs: using the latest technology to disrupt and evolve the finance sector, FinTechs are overseeing a financial revolution. Considering their focus on innovation, it is of some surprise that some FinTechs are still doing essential administrative tasks manually instead of using the latest tools.

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What Is the Difference Between First Class, Priority, Priority Express and Certified Mail?

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Sending mail is a major part of running a business. But it's not enough to write a great sales letter and just drop it in the mailbox. It's important to know how to send it because the service you choose will affect how much you pay and whether you know for sure it got to the recipient. So before you send the next batch of letters, find out the main differences between First Class, Priority, and Certified mail.

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How Return to Sender Affects Your Bottom Line

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Just about every business that sends direct mail will occasionally - or even frequently - get some of it back marked "return to sender." Although undeliverable mail is a common problem, it's a costly one that businesses should try to avoid. Here's what you need to know about it.

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ZIP Codes: A History

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Since 1963, mail has been zipping along its route thanks to the introduction of ZIP codes. But it hasn’t always been that way. Let's see how ZIP codes started and how they've changed over the years.

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