I purchased an "officially" refurbished laptop from a high volume seller on eBay. Unfortunately, the laptop arrived with a cracked screen. I initiated a return, which the seller accepted, but there was never an option to print a mailing slip. Instead, the status of the return went instantly to: "Shipping, in transit" with a tracking number, while the computer sits on my table. What is going on and what do I do about it?
Our office sends a small but notable amount of press releases to hometown media outlets. We *cannot* keep looking up individual email addresses every time we have to send something... but we also have next to no money. Please hope us. [more inside]
I am helping the local community garden with their communications. Are there any mailing list managers that don't get caught by the spam/promotions filter? We aren't marketing, just sending out information about community work days and tomato pests. [more inside]
If I put a few cookies in a bag, bubble wrap the hell out of it, and place it in a USPS small flat-rate box, will they emerge at their destination intact? [more inside]
Mrs. Cowlick will be at a flea market this weekend selling her wares. During past events, she's simply has folks sign their email addresses on paper to join her mailing lists but many emails are either illegible or just plain misspelled. Has anyone tried a different way to collect emails? We were going to feed these emails to Mailchimp if that matters.
Using the traditional postal service, I would like to sent out a 1000 mail packs. I would really like to be able to easily record which mail packs have been sent out on a particular week. Ideally, this system would also prevent duplicates being sent out. [more inside]
Have you sent mail to Finland from the U.S. with Priority Mail International? Has that ever taken longer than 10 business days? (No customs value involved, in my case - just a standard flat envelope of papers with no value.) [more inside]
I have a giant excel spreadsheet with ~2200 customers worth of order details for a Kickstarter. The details are complex; I have around 60 products I'm delivering, and I'd like to send everyone an email with their individual orders before I start shipping them out. How do I do this? I'm planning on outsourcing this job, but I'd like to know a bit more about who I'm trying to hire (An excel expert? A mailing list person? Some other platform I don't know about?)
What's the cheapest way to send a small-ish (<5lb, maybe 6"x6"x6") box from NYC to London (for delivery to a lab with a receptionist) within a week or less? I could easily price USPS, UPS, and FEDEX, but I've heard there are smaller int'l carriers.
I have some important (personal) documents that need to be printed (Tax Return, Auto Insurance Cards), and I would rather not drive all the way to Kinkos. Are there any online services that will print relatively small documents (1-8 pages) and mail them to me? [more inside]
I've discovered the one thing you cannot buy online: printed mailing labels. Or can you? [more inside]
What is the cost for a machine that stuffs regular-size papers (8.5x11 and A4) into an envelope (folded) or larger manilla envelope (no folding)? Any tips on how to get one used/for the lowest possible price?
I am new to this so this may be a very basic question. I am starting a mailing list of about 1000 people with 3-4 subgroups. I want to structure it so that people working for me can design and send out campaigns but I want to find a way by which they can't download the mailing list and share it with others or use it for purposes other than my campaigns. Is there a way to do this? If not in MailChimp can I do it in another software?
[Xmas baking filter] I'm looking for ideas and recipes for festive baking which can be successfully posted. [more inside]
Suggest some quicker ways for producing 20-30 traditional mail shots. [more inside]
I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
How do I get a FLOOD of Christmas catalogs? [more inside]
Does a resumé really need my home mailing address? [more inside]
I want to charge people to receive one of my photos everyday via email. What's the most efficient way to set this up? [more inside]
What is the safest way to assure that a check for $25,000 arrives at its destination safely? [more inside]
I need a dead simple and fast way to add 200 wedding guests' mailing addresses to GMail contacts then print mailing labels from my contact list. [more inside]
What's the best way to go about shipping a home server overseas? [more inside]
Is it possible to mail biscotti (purchased in a local bakery in the eastern United States) to Australia? I'm having trouble figuring out if its a banned item AQIS. I have a friend who is craving some and I would like help her out.
Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address? [more inside]
My perfectly boring package from Sweden has been listed as "Inbound Into Customs" since September 4. How can I find out what the problem is? Can I get it cleared somehow? [more inside]
Has anyone else who gave to the Obama campaign or whose email address is otherwise in the possession of the DNC recently had themselves added to mailing lists for local Democrat congressional candidates? [more inside]
I'm going in for my first surgery ever in a week or two and have two different questions... 1) can a person get "life insurance" that covers surgery? Short term, specific type. 2) is there a way to write out notes to folks (emails, things to be printed) and have an automatic delivery system if for any reason I don't stop the delivery? [more inside]
What's the policy for opening absentee ballots? Are all ballots opened, or are they only opened when they are expected to be statistically significant? [more inside]
I need help picking out an inexpensive Mac-based (or web-based!) database to maintain a 2,000-person POSTAL mailing list / membership database for a small academic non-profit. [more inside]
Need advice/color regarding bulk email processing ASP's/ service providers [more inside]
My dad lives in New Bern, North Carolina, and he's been having a hell of a week. His liquor of preference is Jack Daniels--what's the best way to get him some? [more inside]
phpList: seriously, wtf? [more inside]
Can I get a PO Box without proof of an address that's *in that post office's district*? [more inside]
What is the cheapest and safest way to send a package to Malaysia with the assurance that it will get to the intended recipient?
My sister wants to send a package to someone in Malaysia -specifically in Selangor - however, it seems packages don't always make it to the recipient for whatever reason. She is sending photographs and wants to be sure it gets to the recipient - any tips out there? What is the safest and least expensive way to send it (more photographs)? TIA
Mailing, from NYC to Seoul, a padded envelope (papers and a slim CD case) with no commercial value. What's my cheapest option if I want it there within a few weeks? (Mailing on Monday 31 Dec and want it to arrive by Monday 21 Jan.)
I understand that there are three different ways to adhere postage for bulk nonprofit mailings. Permit imprint, pre-canceled stamps or a postage meter. However we are getting conflicting information from our local post office and the USPS. Can we print postage with the meter at the non-profit rate and not use the permit imprint number? [more inside]
I'm planning a high school reunion for my class and the two classes that graduated after me. Am I overlooking any planning details? [more inside]
Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
Is there a way to privatize an email list whose members' email accounts can be read by "the man?" [more inside]
How can I mail books cheaply in Canada? [more inside]
What's the best cake to mail? What's the best way to mail a cake? When should I send it to arrive in time? [more inside]
Google Apps: I transfered my URL from one registrar to another. Google apps (hosting) isn't working. [more inside]
Access SQL Query - I have multiple individuals each with an address. I need to make mailing labels, but if two or more people share an address, I would only like one label. [more inside]
The USPS charges for shipments based on package size and weight and in the case of media mail- the contents. Once your package clears the counter, is it safe to say it won't be checked for compliance of these things beyond that point? [more inside]
I am looking for an e-mail mailing list in which weight loss is discussed. However, I'm looking for one with a very specific sort of attitude. [more inside]
Looking for a place to buy pizza boxes (for mailing LPs) in Toronto. [more inside]
Is there an simple/free way to list all of the residential mailing address surrounding a specific address or within a specific postal code area? (ie. What are all of the residential mailing addresses within a 1 mile radius of 123 Main St., Anytown USA?). I know that I can always purchase a mailing list, etc. but I was hoping someone knew of a clever way to find this information online. I do not need the residents name, just the mailing address. Any suggestions?
Looking for FREE Address search (as in STREET addresses, not e-mail addresses). [more inside]
Marketing Ideas? I am looking to send out a snail-mail mailing in order to reach out to new clients for my web development company. I already have a list of contacts at several companies in my city, but I'm looking for ideas as to what to send... [more inside]
Can I send Zoloft through the USPS without ending up locked up in a dark, damp hole for the next 25 years?
I've got a several month's supply of Zoloft sitting around that I no longer use. I'd like to send it to a friend in another city, as she's got no insurance and the damn stuff's expensive. We both have valid scripts. Am I asking for trouble? [more inside]
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