January/February 2016

The LoDown 


News and information 

from Lorton Data 


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What Elections?

Direct Mail is a powerful, cost effective tool to use during the 2016 political season.  Designating your mail as Election or Political mail allows you to get priority for delivery and ensures that your mail pieces arrive on time.  Let A-Qua Mailer assist you by putting this information in your postage statement!  

Political mail is used to promote political candidates, referendums, issues and campaigns.  Use Tag 57 for your trays, sacks and pallets to indicate you are doing a political mailing:
Election Mail is mail addressed to or from authorized election officials and contains information necessary for people to vote.  Some examples of election mail are absentee ballots, polling location notices, and information on election dates and hours.  Use Tag 191 for Election Mail:
You can find more information on the USPS website.
Special Interest...
Feel like you live at the Post Office?

Well now you really can.  Chicago's historic main Post Office is being converted into small urban apartments after being vacant for 20 years.  The current plan is to convert the space into 1500 apartments ranging from 280 to 600 square feet.  Read more about it here

A couple years ago, the Saint Paul Post Office near Lorton Data was sold to a local development group.  Now the building is filled with beautiful luxury apartments that will be available to lease this spring.  With the vast size of modern USPS sorting equipment, Post Offices are having to move into larger facilities further away from downtown urban areas and these great buildings are opening up for other uses.  
Processing Tips
Spring Cleaning

Did you know you can clean up and organize your templates in A-Qua Mailer web?

Delete a template in A-Qua Mailer™ web
  • Go to Manage Templates
  • Click "Edit" next to the template you wish to delete
  • Click "Delete Template" at the bottom of your screen
  • Click "Delete Template" again to confirm your action
Change the name of a template in A-Qua Mailer™ web
  • Go to Manage Templates
  • Click "Edit" on the template you wish to rename
  • Click "Change Services"
  • Edit the job name and click "Change Services"
  • Click "Save" at the bottom of your screen
Did you know?
You can mail anywhere...
The USPS Mail Anywhere program allows Full-Service mailers to use their permit number regardless of where they drop off their mail.  Maintaining only one permit and centralized account to mail across the country simplifies the management process and saves money and time on renewals.

You can find more information on the Mail Anywhere program here.  

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