The Forth Four Step

The Forth Four Step

Have you ever wanted to know the ins and outs behind any mailing project – from brief to completion? Without a clear process it can all get a bit messy! Thankfully at Forth we follow a coherent set of stages to ensure each mailing project runs smoothly from start to finish. Take a look for yourself: The Mailing Solutions Process  

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WannaCry? We don’t!

WannaCry? We don’t!

On Monday morning, millions of workers returned to their desks after the weekend, hesitantly signing into their PC’s unsure of whether they were victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack. This vicious attack which spread worldwide to 150 countries demanded victims pay money in order to be allowed back into their system and recover files. FedEx, the NHS and Renault are just some of the corporations who fell victim to the malicious hackers. Hackers are very vicious and very clever. They look at ways to break into a computer system by finding routes which combat usual security measures such as passwords. […]

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Tony Ninja

Tony Ninja

Sometimes here at Mailing Solutions we just love a story, an anecdote, something to break the day and put a smile on our face and here is one such story… Nigel Thrumpton looks like any other postal worker as he goes about his job. He parks his Nisan Micra at the start of his round, drags his heavy mail bag from the boot and starts delivering letters to the good people of Hemel Hempstead. He seems like a happy chap and he whistles the first two lines of whatever song he heard last on the car radio, over and over, […]

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Add some GREEN to those January BLUES

Add some GREEN to those January BLUES

When it comes to the environment, many people believe that going paperless is the most eco-friendly move a company can make. We here at Forth wanted to help in setting the record straight and stop the demonisation of those thin little slices of wood that have helped mould the evolution of society and humankind as a whole… For example, did you know that an avid reader will use 28 kilograms of CO2 per year by reading printed news for 30 minutes a day? However, the same avid reader would use 35 kilograms of CO2 per year by reading online news […]

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The Renaissance of Print

The Renaissance of Print

2017 is here and it’s fair to say we’re now in the future. In a world where we can immerse ourselves in virtual reality, control our entire homes from one device, and order any number of cuisines from our phones straight to our front doors (without having to make a phone call) it is easy to forget the more simple, yet effective methods of functioning. We’ve been digitally dynamic, online operatives, email efficient and socially savvy – which is all great, but don’t forget to be passionate print promoters. We are, and here’s why: Out of 9000 individuals surveyed, 83% […]

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The so what factor

The so what factor

It’s a saturated market out there, print buyers are spoilt for choice, so now more than ever it’s really important that printers know what separates them from the pack. What makes you better than the rest, what makes you stand out then ask yourself this question: What’s your so what factor? So what you’re cheap So what your staff are brilliant So what you know my business So what you’re fast Every other printer is saying exactly the same thing. Price has lost its pain point for clients as budgets have been squeezed and printers are falling over themselves to […]

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5 key ways to reduce your mailing costs

5 key ways to reduce your mailing costs

Compared to email marketing, direct mail is an expensive way to market your business or even keep in contact with your customers. You’ll pay a range of prices depending on what you are sending, with varying print, production, data and postage costs. In order to keep your mailing costs low there are a number of key mailing aspects you can address with our advice below. Database management Often the most forgotten or over looked aspect when sending a mailing is the quality of your data.  Have your data screened, cleaned and enhanced by a data expert.  If you don’t, you […]

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Hybrid Mail | Who’s using it?

Hybrid Mail | Who’s using it?

WHO’S USING HYBRID MAIL? Many forms of Hybrid Mail have been around for years; in more recent years the whole concept has begun to take off. We wanted to take a broad look at Hybrid Mail services throughout the rest of the world to see who else is utilising this solution to get cheaper and more efficient mail. WHAT IS HYBRID MAIL? In it’s most basic form, Hybrid Mail is a service that allows it’s users to send mail electronically to the service providers mailing house.  Once received, the provider then physically prints, packs and posts the users mail according […]

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